Volkswagen launched the BS6 compliant Polo hatchback in March 2020 with a starting price of Rs. 5.83 lakh. Volkswagen is one of those car makers in India which has done away with the diesel models during its transition into the new BS6 emission norms. The upgraded Polo is now available with a newly developed 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine replacing the previous 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that didn’t get the BS6 upgrade. The hatchback is also available with the 1.0-litre normal petrol engine from the BS4 model but in its BS6 compliant avatar. Volkswagen has now revealed the ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures of both these engines.
The new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine with its 6-speed manual transmission offers an ARAI-rated fuel economy of 18.24kmpl. The now-discontinued 1.2-litre turbo engine offered 17.21kmpl of fuel economy.
On the other hand, the upgraded BS6 1.0-litre normal petrol engine now delivers a fuel efficiency of 17.75kmpl, which is 1.03kmpl lesser than its BS4 avatar’s fuel economy that stood at 18.78kmpl.
Compared to the older 1.2-litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that used to offer a max power of 105PS, the new 1.0-litre turbo generates 110PS and 175Nm. While the 1.2L engine was available with only a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the BS6 1.0 turbo is available with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The BS6 compliant 1.0-litre petrol engine is capable of producing 76PS of power and 95Nm of peak torque. It comes paired with a standard 5-speed manual transmission.
Volkswagen India launched the upgraded BS6 versions of the Polo hatchback and its sedan-twin Vento in March 2020. Both share this new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. While the Polo hatchback gets a naturally aspirated petrol engine option, the Vento gets only the 1.0-litre turbo motor. Volkswagen is yet to announce BS6 Vento’s fuel efficiency, but expect it to be similar to what the Polo offers.