Fiat Grande Punto Vs Volkswagen Polo

Published: 12th May 2009
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There are many cars in India is going to be launched in this year and in the next. A touch of foreign exterior is expected in almost all cars. Now see what is there for a customer in Fiat Grande Punto and Volkswagen Polo. Both the cars are yet to be launched. The Fiat Grande Punto is a large two box hatch and Volkswagen Polo is a premium hatchback. These cars are specially designed for Indian market. Polo will be rolled out with three engine options namely - two petrol variants and one diesel variant. All the Polo models sold in India will come equipped with air-condition.

On the other hand, Grande Punto will be offered with two engines which include the 1.2 litre FIRE engine that produces 65 BHP and the 1.3 Multijet diesel that will be tuned to churn out 75BHP. Polo will be available in silver, white, red and blue colours and the company officials are also contemplating on introducing an orange paint scheme for India to go with the sporty image of the Polo. Quality control is one of the key areas that the company is focusing on and all the quality checks will be strictly undertaken at the manufacturing level before the Polo hits series production at the Chakan plant.

The new Polo will most likely come in 3-door and 5-door hatchback versions, and the design is expected to be inspired from Volkswagen's stunning Scirocco. Whereas, the Grande Punto for India will be available only in the five door version. Diesel and petrol engine options will put it at par with the Suzuki Swifts, or even the Skoda Fabias India. Coming to the fifth generation Polo which would be made at Chakan from the end of this calendar year. The Chakan plant began with its pre-series production of the new Polo, which will be ready for launch in India by 2010. The first finished body of the Polo was rolled to the paint shop in April, 2009. This car is a nifty number which can seat five adults in comfort and has tremendously high levels of build quality and refinement.

The Grande Punto is extremely roomy, with excellent front visibility, easy access and a large luggage compartment. It would come with a range of petrol and diesel powerplants and maybe VW could also offer its highly acclaimed BlueMotion technologies to not just make the Polo an emissions beater but also trade on a high fuel efficiency capability which has been proved all over the world.
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