With increasing fuel prices and environmental damage, it becomes obvious for humans to look for alternatives. Since we’re still far from using an electric/hybrid vehicle as a daily driver, we can at least look at the other options available. One such option is CNG. With manufacturers like Honda offering CNG fitment at their service stations, life becomes a lot easier. And what could be better than getting a company fitted CNG kit with your new car!
Motorbash.com caught the CNG variant of Volkswagen Vento being tested. The test car had a windscreen sticker saying that the car runs on CNG, it also had dummy weights kept on the rear seats (65kg x 2) to mimic the conditions when two 65kg passengers are present at the rear.
And that’s not all. A Polo CNG was caught too. While the Vento looked pretty basic on the outside, the Polo was probably the Highline variant, with body colored door handles, head lamps with black inserts etc. Motorbash points out that apart from a 'CNG' sticker on the windscreen, similar dummy weights were present in the Polo too. There was some testing equipment visible in the car, Volkswagen was probably monitoring how it behaves in the real world testing.
Honda earlier introduced a CNG variant of the City in the segment, so Vento has competition there but Polo doesn’t. Volkswagen shouldn’t waste any time and launch their alternative fuel powered cars.