Volkswagen unveils Polo Matt Edition in India
The Volkswagen Polo may not have gone through too many real updates, but Volkswagen has been smart to give the lineup a little bit of excitement every once in a while. Recently, the company introduced the Turbo Edition which made the 1-litre TSI engine more accessible and now we have the Matt Edition. It is based on the GT variant and is likely to be at the top of the range in terms of pricing.
What’s new on the Polo Matt Edition?
Aside from the matte grey paintwork, not much else. It carries over the same multi-spoke 16-inch alloys that are unique to the GT variant, GT badging up front and at the back and it also gets the gloss black treatment to the ORVMs, roof-mounted spoiler and door handles — like we’ve seen on the Polo GT.
There are no changes to the interior of the Polo Matt Edition, but Volkswagen has stated that it is considering adding some unique touches to differentiate the Matt Edition from the regular Polo GT.
Polo Matt Edition engine, transmission and features
Since the Polo Matt Edition is based on the GT, it gets a 1-litre TSI engine which produces 108.5bhp and 175Nm of torque and is paired to the new six-speed torque converter automatic.
We expect the Polo Matt Edition to get all the same equipment as the regular GT, including a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic climate control, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, among other features.
Polo Matt Edition price and rivals
Volkswagen hasn’t released any information related to pricing of the Matt Edition, but we do know that the standard GT is priced at Rs 9.92 lakh, this Matt Edition could push that price to a little over Rs 10 lakh. Volkswagen has said that the Matt Edition will be launched in time for the festive season, perhaps in October.
In terms of the competition, the Polo Matt Edition goes up against other premium hatchbacks like the Tata Altroz which got a new i-Turbo variant recently, the Hyundai i20 which just won the 2021 Indian Car of the Year award and the hot-selling Maruti-Suzuki Baleno.