Launched in 2010, German manufactured Volkswagen Polo has successfully managed to maintain its relevance among lovers of affordable hatchbacks till this day. Besides being a perfect blend of sturdiness and comfort, Volkswagen Polo has also made an indelible impression in the world of approachable luxury which many other competing models are yet to match. If you take a look at the annual sale graph of Volkswagen Polo over 2017 – 18 span, you will see that the figures are quite impressive even though the company has launched many other popular models; Vento, Ameo and Golf series being only a few to mention. Volkswagen Polo is currently available in 5 different versions – Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, GT, and GT Sport each of which come with petrol and diesel variants.
Neat, posh and a little dominating basically sums up the exteriors of Volkswagen Polo; something that owners over the past 8 years vouch for literally unflinchingly. The variants of this model are currently available in 7 popular colours that include Carbon Steel, Flash Red, Reflex Silver, Candy White, Toffee Brown, Blue Silk and Lapiz Blue. Galvanized uni-body steel and powerful headlights add performance and effortless grandeur to the model. The length of Volkswagen Polo is 3971 mm, a height of 1439mm and width of 1682mm making it slightly longer than competing models like Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i10. Topped with the ideal weight of the car which is around 1015Kg for the base petrol model and 1163Kg for the base diesel model, Polo is crafted to offer the optimum stability that is just perfect for challenging city roads.
Volkswagen Polo sports comfortable and classy interiors that can get better with upgrades that you choose to include. A soothing colour theme of black and beige is topped with leather covered steering and gears, 2 DIN music system with club red light for night, no-nonsense display panel, hassle-free dashboards, auto climate AC and optimum leg space. Certain advanced features of the interiors of Polo that are you are assured to fall in love with include rain sensing wipers, push-button start and electrically folding wing mirrors that are available in the Highline Range. If you are a regular city driver and safety features are among your core concern, aspects like passenger/driver airbags, child safety lock, rear seat belts and anti-lock braking systems are always ready at your service.
The recent replacement of 1.2ltr MPI petrol engine with 1.0ltr engine may have raised some eyebrows before, but the improved performance of the vehicle after the improvement has left buyers literally awestruck. The new engine is lighter than its ancestor by almost 18Kgs but offers an increased mileage of 18.78Kpl. The torque of Polo, however, has come down to 95Nm which is almost 15Nm lesser than before. Peak torque for this model can reach up to 180Nm at 2000 rpm. The engine capacity of Volkswagen Polo currently ranges between 999cc to 1498cc depending and 5 to 7-speed gearbox depending upon the variant.
Basic Trendline Petrol Model of Volkswagen Polo is priced at about Rs. 5.6 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 9.65 lakhs for GT TDI Sports model. It currently competes with other models from premium brands like Hyundai i20 Elite, Honda Jazz, Ford Figo / Freestyle and Maruti Baleno.