Volkswagen India that announced to offer the Polo with airbags (Driver and co-passenger) as a standard feature, has now stopped selling old models of the base trim 'Trendline'. Volkswagen dealers across the nation have stopped taking orders for the base trim, which will resume once the airbags-fitted models are delivered to them, our source reveals.
NDTV was the first one to bring the NCAP crash test report of the Indian hatchbacks, in which all the popular cars including Tata Nano, Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai i10, Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo failed the test. However, the Polo and Figo managed to score better than others because of their structural integrity. Others failed miserably in all the tests scoring zero.
So, taking a lesson from the NCAP test, Volkswagen decided to offer airbags as a standard feature with the Polo. While, the top-end trim 'Highline' already had airbags, Volkswagen has started selling the mid-trim 'Comfortline' too with airbags, and will soon launch the airbags-equipped base variant.
The German automajor also showcased the facelifted Polo at the Geneva Motor Show, last month, which too is expected to come to India. However, the company hasn't officially said anything on this yet.