Volkswagen India has launched the Connected Edition of the Polo, Ameo and Vento in India. This comes with which in-car connectivity system via a dongle, few cosmetic changes and equipment.
This dongle allows owners to access a bunch of analytical data via their smartphone, by downloading the Connect app, available on the Google Play store and Apple Store. The app can be used to track every trip made by the car (when the phone is connected via Bluetooth to the vehicle), monitor fuel costs and driver behavior, location sharing , connect to the VW helpline in case of an emergency, and schedule service appointments . Sport leatherette seat covers and aluminium pedals on the inside as well.
Black Carbon finish ORVMs, 16″ grey Portago alloy wheels, a glossy finished roof and side foils, chrome-finished Connect badge on the fender.
The Connected Editions are mechanically unaltered. The Polo and Ameo are still offered with the same 76bhp, 1.0-litre petrol, though the Polo does get the 105hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor in GT form. The 90hp 1.5-litre diesel on the Polo and the 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel on the Ameo . The Vento, meanwhile, also comes with the option of a 105hp, 1.6-litre petrol engine.
Interestingly, the prices of the special edition are the same as the regular models.