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Review - Volkswagen Polo
The Volkswagen Polo is a premium segment small car from the stables of the German automobile manufacturing giant Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Polo comes in both Petrol and Diesel variants and is manufactured in India at the Volkswagen plant in Pune.
The petrol engine variant is a 1.2 ltr 3 cylinder 12 valves engine producing a maximum 75 bhp @ 5400 rpm and 110 nm @ 3750 rpm. The diesel engine produces 75 bhp @ 4200 rpm with 180 nm @ 2000 rpm. The Volkswagen Polo will also come in a new engine avatar of 1.6 that will produce a power of 105 PS @ 5250 rpm and 153 nm torque @ 3750 rpm.
The Volkswagen Polo comes with a 5-speed manual gear box and gives an economy of 15.96 km/litre.
Volkswagen Polo comes with a 5 speed manual transmission. Outside the car comes with 15” front wheels. The antilock braking system is provided as a standard feature for all variants of the Volkswagen Polo together with the dual air bags feature and an electronic anti theft immobilizer, thus reinforcing the image of the Volkswagen Polo as a really safe car to drive.
The pricing of the car is something that might come as a surprise for the first time car buyers who are looking to own a Volkswagen. The car is tagged at a very highline of 6-7 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. Thus it is undoubtedly coming in the highest price bracket for the Indian small car segment above the Hyundai i10, the Hyundai i20 and the Maruti Swift.
The newer variants come in body colour bumpers and door handles, and a cool looking chrome strip on the grille. The gear knobs and the inside door handles are also with chrome. The rear view mirrors are body colored as well. The Volkswagen Polo comes with a 6 year anti corrosion guarantee.
The Volkswagen Polo comes with a clean and smart looking dash, with everything placed quite tidily and no hiccups nor any surprises. The dash seems designed to be comfortable and giving the driver ample reason to concentrate outside the car and not inside.
The Volkswagen Polo comes with a warning indicator for door opening. The driver’s seat is adjustable and so is the steering wheel. The power steering options is also an advantage. The side rear view mirrors are electrically heated to avoid mists and fog to collect during winter or monsoon conditions.
The interior of this car is well designed and the designers have done a good job with layout and the comfort factor of the car. Even the tiniest of things like coat hooks on top of the door support handles bear the testimony to the attention that has gone to make the Volkswagen Polo. There is a good leg room and head room for the car and the storage space inside is comfortable.
The boot of the Volkswagen Polo is spacious and the fact that the rear seats can split 60:40 and fold adds to the boot space of the car. The seat covers are made of superior ‘Livon’ fabric.