A glimpse of VolksWagen BlueMotion
VW Polo Bluemotion has been spied in India while on test. Launched in the UK last year, Polo Bluemotion is powered by a 1.0 liter 3 cylinder engine....
VW Polo Bluemotion has been spied in India while on test. Launched in the UK last year, Polo Bluemotion is powered by a 1.0 liter 3 cylinder engine. This engine delivers 95 PS and 118 Nm. It is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
VW Polo TSI Bluemotion is a part of the company’s Think Blue initiative with Blue signifying nature and a part of the company plan to help save the environment.
As per Zauba, VW India imported one single unit of Polo Bluemotion late last year for testing purpose. It is not yet clear whether the car is being tested for Indian launch or for collecting data, which VW Group usually does, considering India offers a varied climate options.
Polo Bluemotion spied on test sported Bluemotion stickers. Bluemotion technology integrates features such as start/stop system, change in gear indicator and regenerative braking which is also seen on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Cars which come in with these features take advantage of the tax incentives offered by the Government contributing to better and more competitive pricing.
Apart from the Polo Bluemotion, there is one more variant of Polo which is on test in India. VW Polo GTI is scheduled for launch in India as CBU later this year. It receives a 1.8 liter TSI engine producing 189 PS power and 250 Nm torque mated to a 7 speed DSG automatic transmission sending power to front wheels. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 6.7 seconds while top speed stands at 236 kmph. It is expected to launch in a price ranging from INR 17-20 lakhs.
This article first appeared on Rushlane.com