According to a new report, Volkswagen will offer the upcoming Polo and Vento models with an anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard. The automaker is currently working on new stocks and soon there will be an official announcement about the inclusion of this safety feature.
Currently, only Comfortline and Highline variants are offered with ABS feature. VW has already announced the inclusion of dual front airbags as standard fitment for both the sedan and hatchback models.
The addition of ABS and airbags as standard will make the cars safer. As of now, Toyota and Volkswagen are the only mass-market manufacturers to give both these safety features as standard on all their products.
The safety ratings of cars are to witness a major change from 2017 and the Indian government is planning to make both these features as standard equipment and compulsory on all new cars in the next two year.
For improving the safety of cars in India, the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways is currently working on a new car safety assessment program which is termed as Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP). It is based on the lines of the Euro NCAP safety norms.
Recently, VW India has added the updated 1.5-litre TDI engine to its sedan. the Vento. The updated diesel unit produces 108bhp of peak power and 250Nm of torque.
The upcoming Polo GT TDI is likely to feature the same updated diesel unit. Currently, this particular diesel motor is used by Skoda Rapid facelift, the VW Ameo and Vento.