Volkswagen Polo

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VOLKSWAGEN POLO

INTRODUCTION

The Germany based auto-giant has rolled out the refurbished Polo with a few substantial changes both inside and outside. The Polo has always been regarded as a smartly styled vehicle, owing to its European looks and solid build quality. As known, the company offers this hatchback in both petrol as well as diesel guises. Both the fuel trims have three similar variants – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline followed by the performance-oriented GT variants in petrol and diesel trims, respectively. Prices too have been revised, keeping existing market sentiments in mind. The exteriors have not undergone any major changes, Volkswagen has simply updated the looks of the grille and the headlamps for the facelift.

 

 

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

Exterior looks have not changed much, and the family identity is still very much there. At the front, the new honeycomb grille houses the Dual-beam headlamps with cornering lights for illuminating the roads during the night. The company has toned down the usage of chrome in and around the front grille, which makes it look more sporty than before. The all-new front bumper, which compliments the design and houses the fog lamps. The Polo also benefits from slightly tweaked alloys and body-coloured door handles which blends in quite well with the overall design. The design of the tail-lamp cluster remains unchanged. Every change done to the exteriors, as mentioned before, are very slight and will only be noticeable to the practised eye.

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

Polo interior comes with solid build quality with a number of features. The driver gets cruise control, front arm-rest, electrically adjustable and foldable rearview mirrors and the seat is height-adjustable for extended comfort and convenience. The steering wheel has been given a flat bottom for a more engaging drive. The dual-tone dashboard is also premium looking along with the all-new centre console. There are silver-coloured elements all around which help liven up the interior.

The instrument cluster consists of tachometer, speedometer, odometer and trip meter. The centre multi-function display comes with a monochrome display which is much more soothing to the eyes. The infotainment system comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. The touchscreen infotainment now also offers voice commands via the button on the multi-function steering wheel and Volkswagen Connect application. This connectivity suite helps with driver behaviour, location sharing, monitoring of fuel cost, trip tracking and statistic tracking. The Polo has tons of space inside for the front cup holders, bottle holders and sunglass holder. The centre console also has a 12V power socket to charge your Smartphone and a parcel tray to keep your stuff.

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

As evident, Polo specifications include diesel and petrol engine. This 3-cylinder Inline, 999cc, mill develops top power of 76PS at 6200 rpm and a peak torque of 95Nm at 3000-4300 rpm. It is coupled to a traditional 5-speed manual gearbox in order to maximize performance and fuel efficiency. On the other hand, the diesel variants are powered by 1.5-litre TDI engine as it delivers a maximum power output of 90PS at 4200 rpm and a peak torque of 230 at 1500-2500 rpm. The diesel engine is also mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. There is also a 1.2L TSI and a higher spec 1.5L TDI engine available with the GT Line trim. This is made for the enthusiasts as this engine produces more power and torque and is more eager to rev. The engine produces 105PS at 5000 rpm with 175Nm at 1500-4100 rpm. It is coupled to a 7-speed DSG. The diesel engine produces 110PS at 4400 rpm with 250Nm at 1500-2500 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

According to Volkswagen, the Polo mileage will be around 18.78 kmpl for the petrol variant and 20.14 kmpl for the diesel variant. The GT Line petrol variant returns a mileage of 17.21 kmpl as per ARAI and the diesel returns around 19.91kmpl as per ARAI.

The Polo is quite a bit of a driver’ car, if such a term can be used here, The new leather-strapped 3-spoke speed sensing electronic power steering makes handling effortless. The tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel is fairly light and responds instantly to the driver’s directional inputs. The sporty flat-bottom steering wheel design enables an individual to manoeuvre the hatchback quite comfortably through narrow roads and thick traffic. Coming on to the performance, the Polo is fairly competent. The diesel variants of Polo are capable of accomplishing the 100-kmph milestone from standstill in a shade over 13 seconds while clocking a respectable 165-kmph top speed. The petrol is a fair bit slower to 100-kmph, while the top whack is around 150kmph. The front suspension comprises of McPherson struts with a stabilizer bar and the rear has a semi-independent trailing arm. The handling of the Polo is very good and surely feels a sporty hatchback to drive.

 

BRAKING AND SAFETY

BRAKING AND SAFETY

European car manufacturers never skimp on safety, and this is more than evident in the Polo, which now comes with dual front airbags and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as standard. The braking system comprising of ventilated discs up front and drum in rear wark fairly effectively. Additionally, there are 3-point front seat belts, 3-point rear outer seat belts, lap belt in the middle, speed-sensing auto door locks, fog lamps and many more features to ensure maximum safety of the occupants. Moreover, there are rear parking sensors and speed alert system too.

 

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

Well, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration if it is termed a very capable hatchback for India in this price segment. With the best interior quality, powerful engine and aggressive pricing, it is a sheer delight to bring home.

Polo Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 5.92 Lakh
Mileage: 18.24 kmpl
Engine 999 cc
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 183.8kmph
0-100 Speed Time 9.97s

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Specifications of Volkswagen Polo

Engine & Transmission
Engine 999cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type 1.0L TSI
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power ([email protected]) 109 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque ([email protected]) 175 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 18.24 kmpl
Driving Range 820.8 Km
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Torque Converter (Automatic) - 6 Gears, Manual Override
Turbocharger / Supercharger Turbocharged, Fixed Geometry
Emission Standard BS 6
Dimensions & Weight
Length 3971 mm
Width 1682 mm
Height 1469 mm
Wheelbase 2470 mm
Ground Clearance 168 mm
Kerb Weight 1072 kg
Capacity
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with Stabiliser Bar
Rear Suspension Semi-independent Trailing Arm
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Minimum Turning Radius 4.97 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Steel
Front Tyres 195 / 55 R16
Rear Tyres 195 / 55 R16

Features of Volkswagen Polo

Safety

Airbags 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)
Seat Belt Warning  Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Hill Hold Control Yes
Brake Assist (BA) No
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Remote
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Dual Zone)
Front AC Single Zones, Common Fan Speed Control
Rear AC Blower, Vents Behind Front Armrest
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Co-Driver Only
Cabin-Boot Access Yes
Anti-glare Mirrors Electronic – Internal Only
Parking Assist No
Parking Sensors Rear
Cruise Control Yes
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Keyless Start/ Button Start No
Steering Adjustment Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets 1

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment 8 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Fabric
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Leather-wrapped Gear Knob Yes
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Interiors Dual Tone
Interior Colours Black & Grey
Folding Rear Seat Full
Head-rests Front & Rear

Storage

Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Cooled Glove Box Yes
Sunglass Holder Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down All
One Touch – Up All
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Wiper Yes
Rear Defogger Yes
Rain-sensing Wipers Yes
Exterior Door Handles Body Coloured
Interior Door Handles Chrome
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener Electric Tailgate Release
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Black

Exterior

Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes

Lighting

Fog Lights Halogen on front, Halogen on rear
Headlights Halogen
Tail Lights Halogen
Cabin Lamps Front
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Glove Box Lamp Yes
Cornering Headlights Passive

Instrumentation

Instrument Cluster Analogue – Digital
Trip Meter Multi-Function Display
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Shift Indicator No
Gear Indicator Yes
Instantaneous Consumption Yes
Tachometer Analogue

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Smart Connectivity Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 4
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes
Voice Command Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 4
Warranty (Kilometres) 100000

Pros & Cons of Volkswagen Polo

Pros of Volkswagen Polo

Stand Out Features

  • Strong drivetrain makes it a driver’s car
  • Smooth TC automatic gearbox
  • Solid build quality which is best-in-segment

Cons of Ford EcoSport

Need Improvement

  • Dated design feels long in the tooth
  • Rear seats still aren’t very spacious
  • Expensive to maintain

FAQ About Volkswagen Polo

What is the price of Polo in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Volkswagen Polo in mumbai is ₹ 5.88 Lakh.  On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between Polo vs Figo?

Polo is priced at ₹ 5.88 Lakh. It comes with 999 cc engine which generates 75 bhp of power & 95 Nm of torque. Whereas, Figo is priced at ₹ 5.49 Lakh, comes with 1194 cc engine which generates 95 bhp of power & 120 Nm of torque

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for Polo?

Yes, Polo can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 0.59 Lakh. Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.

What is the mileage of Polo?

As per ARAI, the mileage of Polo is 17.75 kmpl. Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Is there any exchange offer on Polo?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Volkswagen showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Volkswagen Polo

When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

 

Volkswagen Polo Price List

Variants Ex-Showroom price
Polo Trendline 1.0L MPI

999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.75 kmpl
₹ 5.88 Lakh
Polo Comfortline Plus 1.0L MPI

999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.75 kmpl
₹ 6.82 Lakh
Polo Highline Plus 1.0L TSI

999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.24 kmpl
₹ 8.02 Lakh
Polo Highline Plus 1.0L TSI AT

999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18.24 kmpl
₹ 9.13 Lakh
Polo GT

999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18.24 kmpl
₹ 9.60 Lakh

Volkswagen Polo Expert Reviews

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for Volkswagen Polo

I like this car specifically for design and sport view The short and best car for me as per my requirements in one car And also diesel version is best for a fast drive and immediately pick up and smooth Long drive ….


Car Performance
for Volkswagen Polo

Driving Experience of car is amazing , pick up wise car performance in petrol being a 10 no. As far as concern Safety no car can beat Polo. So as a Build up quality car stand on First position.


Excellent performance TSI
for Volkswagen Polo

Very Good driving experience and very powerful when compared to the Mpi engine.New 6speed gear box working very smooth. Best performance in the segment. Little bit disappointed about the rear Leg room.


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for Volkswagen Polo

The buying experience was good and smooth. Once we come to the driving experience we can’t compare be a vehicle with any other. Definitely polo is fun to drive a car, very comfortable and tired free for the long


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driving experience good handling good performance fun to drive great plastic good metal sheet comfortable I love Volkswagen Polo , control break good safety good engine,& German brand


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Volkswagen Polo Mileage

17.91
CITY KM/L
18.24
HWY KM/L

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