Mumbai: The fun-to-drive experience returns to the Indian market as Volkswagen Passenger Cars India today announced the start of bookings and prices of the top of the trims automatic variant of its best-selling carlines – BS6 Polo & Vento. The legendary GT TSI and Vento Highline Plus is back at an introductory price of INR 9.67 Lakh and INR 12.99 Lakh respectively. Both the carlines are now available with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission variant that retains its maximum power, minimum consumption philosophy.

The AT variants of both the BS6 Polo & Vento are powered by Volkswagen’s right-sized 1.0l TSI engine. Offering a power output of 110PS and 175Nm of torque, the Polo GT TSI comes equipped with dual airbags, black OVRM caps, GTI inspired seats and black rear spoiler that highlights its dynamic and striking presence on the asphalt. On the Vento, for passenger safety & comfort, the Highline Plus variant comprise of four airbags, striking LED headlamps that offer a comfortable journey.

Speaking on the occasion, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India director Steffen Knapp said, “At Volkswagen, our brand philosophy is to be a premium accessible car manufacturer in India. With that intention, we are launching our automatic variant on the BS6 Polo & Vento. That will continue to offer customers the performance & enhanced fun-to-drive experience, resonating with its maximum power and minimum consumption ideology. With the introduction of the automatic variant, we are making our carlines more accessible for the Indian customers.”

“The smooth gearshift makes it perfect for the Indian driving conditions. The AT transmission also reduces the overall maintenance cost and positively enhances our total cost of ownership (TCO) experience.”, said Mr. Knapp      

The BS6 AT variants of the Polo offer a fuel economy of 16.47 kmpl whereas for the Vento it would be 16.35 kmpl (ARAI) certified.

Prospective customers can now book their preferred Volkswagen through its 360° online retail experience available on the brands’ website. For those who continue to prefer the physical retail purchase process can visit the nearest dealership. Complete safety & sanitization measures are undertaken at all facilities to ensure employee and customer safety.

Deliveries of the Polo GT TSI and Vento Highline Plus automatic transmission will begin from 15 September 2020.