Volkswagen Polo
Updated On: 18 April 2014

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Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo Description

The German automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen has launched a premium hatchback in the Indian car market by the name of Volkswagen Polo. This car has been designed specifically for the Indian roads and its conditions. The car comes in both forms of petrol as well as diesel. There are eight variants rolled out by the manufacturer, three of them are diesel and others are petrol ones. The petrol line up of this car is installed with 1.2litres 12 valves 3 cylinder petrol engine with the displacement of 1198cc. This mill comes connected with the five-speed manual transmission gearbox. The top power production of the mill is 73.9BHP that comes out at the rate of 5400RPM and the top torque value of 110Nm at the rate of 3750RPM. The car can gain a top speed of 163kmph. The car speeds up from 0 to 100kmph in just 14.2seconds. This engine has a decent fuel economy, the mileage of 14.12kmpl is offered by it in the city and on the free roads like highways, the mileage will increase up to 17.24kmpl. On the other hand, diesel variants are embedded with 1.2litres 3 cylinder 12 Valves in-line diesel engine that has a displacement of 1199cc. The engine has the supreme power production of 73.9BHP at 4200RPM while also producing the supreme torque of 180Nm at 2000RPM. The top speed of this car is touted to be 164Kmph. This diesel engine can make the car do a 0 to 100km in 14.4seconds. The diesel variants of this car are quite fuel-efficient for it manages to deliver 22.07kmpl of mileage on the highways and 19.03kmpl on the city roads. Both the engines work very well and have a great report. This is a good length car with nice dimensions: length of 3970mm, width of 1682mm, and height of 1453mm. The other measures of the car are marked as wheelbase of 2456mm and minimum ground clearance of 168mm. The kerb weight of the variants falls between 1020kg to 1155kg. The turning radius of the car is calculated to be 4.97meters.

The tyres designed for the car are 185/60 R15 inches tubeless tyres which are given in with 15 inches alloy wheels. The front wheels of this car carry disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The incorporation of Anti-lock braking system and electronic brake-force distribution is only done in the higher variants of this car. The suspensions available in the car are MacPherson Strut with Stabiliser Bar and Semi-Independent Trailing Arm appointed at the front and rear, respectively. This car is a comfort zone for it is loaded with a plenty of features which are designed for fatigue free ride of the passengers such as dust & pollen filter, gear shift indicator, steering wheel, tilt & telescopic adjustable, speed sensitive electronic power steering, central locking with boot opener in company logo, digital clock, fuel gauge, warning lights for high coolant temperature & low oil pressure, front intermittent wipers-4 step variable speed setting,  power windows front & rear with one touch up & down, instrument cluster with tachometer, speedometer, odometer & trip meter, vanity mirror in left side sun blind, ticket holder in right side sun blind, electrically adjustable ORVM, rear defogger, rear windshield washer & wiper, remote control central locking, opening & closing of windows with key remote, multi function display Includes traveling time, distance traveled, digital speed display, average speed, speed limit warning, fuel efficiency, distance till Empty, service interval, outside temperature & clock, and Climatronic automatic air conditioning.

The exterior of this car is sparkling and looks very captivating with halogen headlights, galvanised body with 6 years anti corrosion warranty, body colored bumpers, windscreen in insulating glass, heat insulating glass for side & rear windows, chrome front grille, body colored outside door handles & mirrors, alloy wheels, green wedge at top section of windscreen, headlamps in black finish and metallic/pearl effect paint. The safety of this car is enhanced with the installation of electronic stabilization program, dual front airbags, driver & co-passenger side, front disc brakes, height adjustable headrest front & rear, electronic engine immobilisers with floating code, 3 point front seat belt, 3 point rear outer seat belt, lap belt in middle, warning triangle with holder in trunk cover & first aid kit, high mounted third brake light, front & rear fog lights, pinch guard safety for all 4 power windows and hill hold function. The colors in which this car comes are Flash Red, Emotion Blue, Pepper Grey,  Candy White, Reflex Silver and Deep Black. 

Overall Review

The German Company Volkswagen is considered one of the most popular producers of cars as far as technology and engineering is concerned. Volkswagen Polo is the car that has been engineered and designed considering the Indian market. Volkswagen Polo has everything that one desires in a small and compact car. It is really trendy and attractive, and at the same time powerful and luxurious. Volkswagen Polo is available in two engine variants of petrol and diesel with different sub classes of each variant. Though small, it is yet equipped with a 1.2litres powerful engine that generates a power of 73.9PS at 5400RPM and a maximum torque of 110Nm. Both the variants are available in 5-speed manual transmission. With this powerful and advanced engine available at an affordable rate, cars like Maruti Swift, Maruti Ritz, Hyundai i10, Hyundai i20, and other small hatchbacks will have to give a great performance for a competition. The car has been given incredible interiors and exteriors, which makes it a compact luxury hatchback with a price completely worth paying for. In spite of being a compact car, it is spacious from inside and with all the good quality leather put on the seats and dual toned smoothly finished dashboard and console with chrome finished inside door handles, it is no less than a luxury. The German Company Volkswagen has not only put all their efforts in making this car look good but have also made the car very safe.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

When we talk about mileage and fuel economy, it is a highly fuel-efficient hatchback. The 1.2litres diesel engine can give an impressive mileage of 16kmpl in city and a good 20kmpl on highways whereas 1.2litres petrol engine can give up to 12kmpl in city and 16.5kmpl on highways. No doubt, it is a power packed combination of luxury with technology but yet easy on the pocket.

Colors

The stunning Volkswagen polo comes with an amazing variety of colours to match its looks and class. These colours are available with all the variants of Volkswagen polo that are Flash Red, Emotion Blue, Deep Black, Candy white, Reflex silver and Pepper Grey.

Acceleration and Pick up

It is said that most European cars are known for their rides, a crucial aspect that can be definitely seen in Volkswagen Polo that has been launched with both petrol and diesel engines carrying similar capacities that delivers different levels of power and acceleration. The petrol variant has 1.2litres 1198cc engine with 5 speed manual transmission that produces 75PS of power at 5400RPM with 110Nm of torque and, can go from 0kmph to 100kmph in 14.2seconds with touching the top speed of 162.9kmph which is not at all bad for this hatchback. On the other hand, the diesel variant has the same capacity of 1.2litres 1199cc that produces 75PS of power at 4200RPM with 180Nm of torque and, can go from 0kmph to 100kmph in 14.4seconds with a top speed of 164kmph.

Appearance

Volkswagen Polo is without a doubt, a very stylish compact hatchback that supports a classy appearance. It has an aggressive front grille with chrome strips and the headlamps that are attached with the upper grille along with a body coloured bumper that gives a smooth finish to the front of the car. Not only does it end here, the car also has body coloured door handles and body coloured side view mirrors that only adds to the style of the hatchback. Polo also comes with front and rear fog lamps but is only available with the top model. One thing that cannot be ignored when looking at the appearance of this car is that the Volkswagen logo at the rear also acts like a trunk opener that is very uncommon, but yet stylish. From inside, the dual tone interiors make the car look more spacious with console nicely finished with the outline of chrome. This compact hatchback definitely has some advanced features like tilt and telescopic adjustable steering, power door locks, front armrest, front intermittent wipers, defogger with rear wipers, front sports seat and may more.

Comfort Feature

When there is so much of space inside this car and an easy sitting of five passengers, comfort is not a problem. But it surely carries many more comfort features not only for the driver, but also for the passengers at the back seat. Some of the important features that are highlighted are the front sport seats, powerful AC, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power door locks, tinted glasses, front armrest, front door side pockets, height adjustable front seats, single folding rear seat backrest and so on. With these entire comfort features in a compact hatchback, this car cannot be taken lightly.

Dimensions

Volkswagen Polo is a comfortable 5-seater car with a length of 3790mm, width of 1682mm, and height of 1453mm with a wheelbase measure of 2456mm.

Engine

Volkswagen Polo is available in two engine variants of petrol and diesel with different sub classes of each variant. Both these variants are equipped with a 1.2litres powerful engine that generates a power of 75PS at 5400RPM and a maximum torque of 110Nm, with only slight difference in the acceleration and pick up of both these variants. With this powerful engine and a stylish gear, it gives the driver a thrilling driving experience.

Wheels

Volkswagen Polo comes with both steel alloy and lightweight alloy wheels. Both come with a respective size of 14inches and 15inches. The base and middle model comes with a wheel size of 175/70 R14 whereas the top end comes with a wheel size of 180/60 R15.

Suspension

Volkswagen Polo has similar suspensions in all its variants and sub classes. The front suspension is MacPherson Strut with stabiliser bar whereas the rear has a Semi-Independent Trailing Arm making the ride less bumpy on bad roads.

Handling and Control

The handling of Volkswagen cars has always been great. As the front wheels get large ventilated disc brakes, the rear wheels get drum brakes. To further enhance the handling of the car, it has a feature of ABS (anti-lock brake system), which in case of hard breaking at high speed, prevents the car from skidding. The gear knob is made smooth for better driving and handling experience. Definitely a car worth driving and worth the price.

Pros

High engine performance, Value for money

Cons

High maintenance, space discomfort for the passengers in the second row

Highlights

*        Available in both petrol and diesel variants

*        Hatchback but loaded as a sedan due to many comfort features

*        Highly fuel efficient

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