VW Polo and Vento models of Volkswagen have been in high demand for months, and owners are waiting for up to five months to get their hands on one. There are, however, only some variants of these models that are affected.
At present, the Volkswagen Polo Trendline MPI, Comfortline TSI MT, Highline Plus TSI MT, Highline Plus TSI AT, and GT TSI AT variants all have waiting periods of up to 5 months. The waiting period for the Highline TSI MT variant of the Vento is five months as well.
Furthermore, Volkswagen dealerships have stopped accepting reservations for their Polo Comfortline MPI and Comfortline TSI AT variants as well as their Vento Comfortline TSI MT and Highline Plus TSI MT variants. According to industry analysts, the manufacturer has been instructed to stop bookings for these aforementioned variants due to the huge backlog of orders. Nevertheless, it is expected that the order books will be opened again once the backlog has been cleared.
There are two petrol engine options for the Volkswagen Polo. There is only one available transmission: a 6-speed manual gearbox coupled to a 76hp, three-cylinder, 1.0-litre MPI engine. Currently, this engine is available only on Trendline and Comfortline trim levels.
Alternatively, the turbo-petrol 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI engine produces 110 horsepower and can be mated either to a six-speed manual gearbox or to a torque converter automatic. Unlike Polo, the Vento shares the same engine and gearbox options as the TSI engine.
Currently, Volkswagen is preparing for the launch of the midsize SUV Taigun scheduled for September 23. A facelifted version of the 5-seat Tiguan will also be unveiled sometime in the upcoming festive season. After that, there will be a brand new sedan replacing the ageing Vento in 2022.