There were a lot of talks going on that Volkswagen will be launching new 1.0 litre engine. Well, it's here and this 1.0 litre petrol engine now powers the Polo and is a limited edition model. This limited edition model is named as the Polo Pace and it is launched in the Indian market at Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Volkswagen Polo Pace is based on the the mid spec Comfort Line trim of the Polo. Aesthetically, Volkswagen has offered the Polo Pace with new 15-inch Diamond cut alloy wheels which will be available on the top spec of the Comfort Line Trim while the standard trim will get the steel rims. Likewise, there are any other changes and it gets the same looks as that of the Comfort Line Trim Polo. The Interiors also remain the same and the technology and equipments are the same that is available in the Comfort Line Trim of the Volkswagen Polo.
Coming to the major part, the Polo Pace is powered with a new 1.0 litre, three-cylinder, petrol engine. Previously it was powered with the 1.2 litre petrol engine. The new mill produces 76 horsepower and 95Nm of torque. As compared to the previous engine the power is increased by one horsepower but the torque is suppressed by 20Nm. In addition to this, the German automaker, Volkswagen claims that the new 1.0 litre petrol engine gives a better fuel efficiency by 2kmpl as compared to the output from the 1.2 litre motor.
In all, Volkswagen has cut down the price of the Polo Pace by Rs 11,700 than the regular Polo Comfort line models. This price cut has been done to boost up the sale of the Polo which has been slowed down recently.