VW Polo Legend edition launched in India
The newly-launched VW Polo Legend edition costs Rs 10.25 lakh (ex-showroom).
Launched to commemorate the hatchback’s 12-year journey in India, the special edition is based on the top-end, turbocharged GT TSI model.
There isn’t much new here. The Polo Legend edition comes with a glossy black roof foil, ‘Legend’ decals on the doors, black trunk garnish, and ‘Legend’ fender and boot emblems, which are all fitted at a dealer level. Otherwise, it’s familiar to the good old Volkswagen Polo that we are familiar with.
Interestingly, the Polo Legend edition is the current-generation Polo’s final outing in India before it is phased out.
For those unaware, the next-gen Polo has already been on sale in Europe since 2017, but its India launch plans were dropped due to the company’s focus on the MQB A0 IN platform.
Volkswagen introduced the Polo in the Indian market way back in 2010, and it has since been a popular choice among consumers looking, especially the GT TSI version, which was initially offered with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, but traded that for a newer (and cleaner) 1.0-litre turbo in 2020.
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With this update, the GT’s dual-clutch automatic transmission was also replaced with a more conventional torque-converter transmission.
Volkswagen recently confirmed that the Polo would be phased out of the Indian market in favour of made-in-India vehicles such as the Taigun SUV and the impending Virtus sedan.
The Polo hatchback will not be replaced directly in India, while the company may introduce the wholly imported new-generation Polo GTI in the country.
In India, the Polo is currently the oldest premium hatchback on sale. Its competition includes the Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, and the recently-updated Maruti-Toyota twins – Baleno and Glanza.
The Polo Legend edition will most likely be produced in a limited run of 700 units by Volkswagen.