Volkswagen, the leading German car manufacturer, has announced that the Volkswagen Polo and the VW Vento now come equipped with dual airbags along with ABS as standard safety feature across all variants. Both the cars with the updated safety features are now available for sale across Volkswagen dealerships in India. The introduction of ABS and dual airbags as standard shows Volkswagen’s commitment towards the Indian car market. All Volkswagen car-lines in India now come with these safety features as standard. Also Read: Volkswagen Arteon fastback design unveiled; Global debut at 2017 Geneva Motor Show
The Volkswagen Polo comes with features like automatic climate control, three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, updated audio system, instrument cluster with MID unit, keyless entry, reverse parking sensors, ABS with EBD and dual airbags among others. On the other hand, the Volkswagen Vento comes with features like touch-screen infotainment system, three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, leather upholstery for seats, instrument cluster with MID unit, reverse parking sensors, keyless entry, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP among others. Read More: Volkswagen Vento Preferred Edition with new features Launched in India
Powering the Volkswagen Polo is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 74 BHP of power and 110 Nm of torque. The oil burner is powered by a 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine producing 89 BHP of power along with 230 Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the Volkswagen Vento is powered by a 1.2-litre TSI and 1.6-litre MPI petrol engines producing 103 BHP along with 175 Nm & 153 Nm respectively. The diesel variant is powered by an updated 1.5-litre TDI engine producing 108 BHP and 250 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include 5-speed manual along with 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Michael Mayer – Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “At Volkswagen, we believe that safety is not a luxury but a primary need in a car. The introduction of ABS with Dual airbags has come to further extend this bequest in India as well. We have always been committed towards our customers’ safety and now with these standard fitments in the Polo and Vento, Indian customers will enjoy the Volkswagen ‘Safe Driving Experience’ across all our carlines.”