Volkswagen Polo Review
Volkswagen India has finally introduced the much awaited car known as Polo in an attractive price tag. The Polo is designed with more style, advanced technology, power and comfort all in one package. The car looks very classy and elegant and it would give a tough competition to other cars such as Maruti Swift, Fiat Punto, Nissan Micra, Hyundai i20 etc.
VW Polo Models and Prices
Volkswagen Polo comes in both petrol and diesel models. The petrol models of the car includes
1) Volkswagen Polo Petrol Trendline 1.2L – Rs.4,99,000
2) Volkswagen Polo Petrol Comfortline 1.2L – Rs.5,57,000
3) Volkswagen Polo Petrol Highline 1.2L – Rs.6,07,000
4) Volkswagen Polo Petrol GT TSI – Rs.7,99,000
On the other hand, the diesel models of the car along with the price details includes
1) Volkswagen Polo Diesel 1.5L – Rs.6,27,000
2) Volkswagen Polo Diesel Comfortline 1.5L – Rs.6,87,000
3) Volkswagen Polo Diesel Highline 1.5L – Rs.7,37,000
4) Volkswagen Polo GT TDI – Rs.7,99,000
The prices displayed above are not sure and it may vary according to the regions. So it is better to contact the nearest dealer and get the details.
Volkswagen Polo Color Options
Volkswagen Polo is available in various attractive color options which will definitely impress the youths and makes them to buy the car. The colors are
1) Flash Red
2) Deep Black
3) Candy White
4) Reflex Silver
5) Shadow Blue
6) Pepper Grey
Engine Specification of Polo
Since Volkswagen Polo has been launched with both petrol and diesel variants the engines are also expected to deliver different levels of engine performance and acceleration. The petrol variant of the car is powered by a 1.2L, 1198 cc engine along with the five speed manual transmission which churns out the maximum power of 73.9 BHP @ 5400 RPM and maximum torque of 110 NM @ 3750 RPM. Another petrol variant is housed with a 1.2L TSI, 1197 cc engine with dual clutch seven speed DSG delivering 103.6 BHP @ 5250 RPM power and 153 NM @ 3750 RPM torque. Likewise, the diesel variant of the car comes with a 1.2L, 1199 cc, 3 cylinder, inline engine delivering maximum power of 73.9 BHP @ 4200 RPM and maximum torque of 180 NM @ 2000 RPM along with a five speed gearbox. These engine options ensures excellent performance and acceleration.
Acceleration, Mileage and Fuel Economy
The acceleration produced by the petrol GT TSI is much better than that of the other engines. The 1.2L petrol engine of the car can be able to cross the barrier of 0-100 kmph in just 14.2 seconds and the 1.2L TSI petrol engine can touch 0-100 kmph in mere 9.7 seconds. Likewise, the diesel variant of the car can cross 0-100 kmph in just 14.4 seconds. The maximum speed offered by the 1.2L petrol engine is around 162.9 kmph and top speed of 1.2L TSI engine is 190 kmph. In addition, the top speed generated by the diesel variant of the car is around 164.1 kmph. Actually, Polo is considered to be the fuel-efficient hatchback in which the diesel variant offers a healthy mileage of 16 kmpl in the city roads and 20 kmpl on the highways. Similarly, the 1.2L petrol engine gives a mileage of 12 kmpl in the city roads and 16.5 kmpl on the highway and 1.2L TSI petrol engine offers 14.8 kmpl on the urban roads and 17.2 kmpl on the highway roads.
Design and Comfort
VW Polo Interior Features
Volkswagen Polo is blessed with excellent and impressive interior features along with the additional bells and whistles needed generally. The dashboard of VW Polo looks very decent with the dual tone colour scheme and an advanced instrument cluster adding more style to the car. It is a spacious car with exciting features ensuring more comfort and convenience while driving. Some of the comfortable features includes Air conditioner, Power Steering, Power Door Lock, Power window, Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering etc. It provides a lot of storage spaces for placing small and large things such as storage space behind front seat, luggage compartment light, front door side pockets, glove box, storage area with lid and dash centre, front cup holder, sunglass storage inside glove box, single folding rear seat backrest etc. The car is integrated with an advanced audio system CD/MP3 with 4 speakers ensures lot of entertainment. For more convenience, it has an interior rear view mirror-manual day/night, front armrest, front intermittent wipers, tinted glass, rear defogger and rear wiper, front comfort seats, easy entry sliding seats, seat height adjustment for driver’s and front passenger’s, folding rear seat etc. Apart from these, Volkswagen Polo also has a remote central locking, controls for the rear and front windows at the driver’s door, three grab handles above doors-folding with coat hooks, fuel lid with push style opening and multi function display along with open door warning light. Some of the features which adds more elegance to the car includes instrument panel, floor mats, aluminium look pedals, blue instrument lighting, chrome plated instrument surrounds, gear knob, front map lamp, fabric upholstery etc. It is a comfortable car in which five members can accommodate easily without any trouble.
Volkswagen Polo Exteriors
The company has performed their best not only in interiors but also for exteriors. The external dimensions of the Volkswagen Polo includes length of 3790 mm, width of 1682 mm and height of 1453 mm. The car sports an array of thrilling exterior features with the aggressive front grille and stylish headlamps, body coloured bumpers which gives an awesome front appearance. The car comes with a body colored door handles and body colored rear view mirrors. The front fascia of the car comes with a bright halogen headlamp which is attached to the upper grille integrated with front turn indicators. Along with the headlamp, it has a front and rear fog lamps in top end variant which is integrated in the front bumper. The car holds a rear spoiler with high level brake light at the middle and the company’s logo is placed down the rear glass and it is mainly for the trunk opener. Some other exterior features includes body coloured bumpers, chrome-plated interior trims, body coloured door mirrors, chrome strip in front grille etc. The car comes with both steel and alloy wheels of size 14” and 15” respectively. The Trendline and Comfortline variants of the car have 175/70 R 14 steel wheels whereas the Highline has 180/60 R15 alloy wheels.
The braking and handling of the Polo is nothing different and it is easy to handle even at bad road conditions. The front wheels of the car is fitted with a ventilated disc brakes while the rear brakes comes with drum brakes. The Polo has a minimum turning radius of 4.97m which helps in better cruising while cornering. The car is packed with an advanced braking technology such as Antilock Braking System which improves the handling of the car and it assures that it can never skid out of control even in case of hard braking.
Volkswagen Polo Safety Features
While talking about the safety, Polo has no negative impact regarding that with the presence of dual airbags and ABS. The car has both active and passive safety features which would definitely ensures more safety to both driver and other passengers. The features includes dual front airbags for driver and front passenger, ventilated front disc brakes, central locking, fog lamps at front and rear, power door locks, warning triangle with holder in trunk cover, first aid box, safety seat belts, electronic anti-theft immobilizer, high mounted third brake light, height adjustable front head restraints etc. These are the features improves more safety and security to the drivers and passengers. Totally, Volkswagen Polo is a great value for money.