Make Way for the Volkswagen CrossPolo – The Hatchback Off-Roader!

There has been a lot of hulchul at Volkswagen’s camp. A sudden spurt of VW Up!’s spypics caused a little flutter and we hear newer variants of existing cars.

Volkswagen is preparing a 1.6 GTD diesel Polo for India and a 1.2 TSI Turbo has also been spotted on our roads. In an exclusive scoop, we have already revealed a CNG Vento running across Pune roads. Now, Autocar adds up more spice to the story. They reveal that Volkswagen is preparing to launch the offroad capable CrossPolo.

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We first talked about the CrossPolo back in May this year with a conviction that it is not a car for us, Indians. However, Volkswagen has different plans and this car is indeed coming to India. CrossPolo is a  full sized hatch but a potent off-roader at the same time. It comes loaded with off-roading kit to tackle pretty rough terrain as well. As for looks, it’s sharp enough to give the the best looking hatches a rough run. And considering the new found hard UV craze of Indians, CrossPolo could well be a nice prospect for the company.

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A tailgate mounted spare wheel could  be offered in India. but, as spare-wheels don’t add up to the length of the car, it will still attract less excise duty as per Indian Government’s sub-4 meter car tax structure. Providing a tail gate mounted stepny, will give it a typical American car look, attracting more attention!

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A matte-finish plastic band wraps the car through the wheel arches, side skirts and the front fascia, this makes the car look even more aggressive. The wheel arches also have a scuff plate with silver finish. The car’s silver anodized roof rails are an added bonus and can hold up to 75 kilos of luggage. The 17-inch alloy wheels provides better ground clearance for all terrains.

As for engine options, this car is likely to get the specifically being built-for-India 1.5-liter 4-Cylinder Diesel engine. Besides, it is said that a CNG version is also on the cards.

Does this make us remember the recently launched and never seen on roads Skoda Fabia Scout?


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Source: Autocar india

Arghya Pan

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