Volkswagen Polo


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Volkswagen Polo Variants

Petrol Variants

Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Trendline (Petrol)
1198 cc Petrol, 17.24 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 5,06,237
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Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Comfortline (Petrol)
1198 cc Petrol, 17.24 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 5,63,790
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Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Highline (Petrol)
1198 cc Petrol, 17.24 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 6,10,500
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Volkswagen Polo 1.2 SR Edition
1198 cc Petrol, 17.24 kmpl |
Rs. 6,41,800
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Diesel Variants

Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Trendline (Diesel)
1199 cc Diesel, 22.07 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 6,15,102
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Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Comfortline (Diesel)
1199 cc Diesel, 22.07 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 6,72,645
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Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Highline (Diesel)
1199 cc Diesel, 22.07 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 7,19,300
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Volkswagen Polo Review

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo is one of the best looking hatchbacks in the Indian car market today. It is the fifth generation Polo and certainly brings top notch German build quality combined with sleek and stylish European design elements. Polo has understated looks with a very contemporary new design with a slightly wide and balanced stance. It has wide head lamps and large fog lamps and features a big VW logo on its chromed grille. Volkswagen Polo has chunky looking 7 spoke alloy wheels adding muscle to the already sporty design elements of the car. It looks gorgeous in VW red and has excellent fit and finish. Volkswagen Polo has spacious interiors and comes with good interior build quality. It has hard plastics commonly found as standard in European cars and a mix of beige and chrome shaded interiors. It feels classy inside and the dashboard and center console on the Polo looks quite clean and understated. There is ample space for taller passengers and the Polo will seat 5 passengers comfortably.

Volkswagen Polo has includes features such as tilt and telescopic adjustable power steering, power windows, CD and MP3 stereo music system with 4 speakers, front armrests and has plenty of storage areas within and a large boot space of 280 liters. Volkswagen Polo petrol is available from a 1.2 three cylinder engine mated to a 5 speed gearbox which produces 74 BHP at 5400 RPM and 110 NM of torque at 3750 RPM, the Polo also comes with an excellent diesel engine which produces 74 BHP at 4200 RPM and 180 NM of torque at 2000 RPM and has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 22.07 kmpl. It has a sedan like ride quality and gives you a feeling of a luxury car.  It has good feedback from its steering and seems to be built keeping the enthusiast driver in mind. Volkswagen Polo is available in three engine options with the price starting from 1.2 L Polo Trendline which is priced (ex-showroom Delhi) at 4.63 lakhs to top variant Polo 1.2 Highline is priced at 6.04 lakhs. The diesel engine Polo 1.2 Trendline is priced from 5.59 lakhs to the top variant Polo 1.2 diesel Highline which is priced at 7.06 lakhs only. The pricing combined with the German build quality makes it good value for the money that you are paying for this hatchback. For a detailed analysis read below.

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Volkswagen Polo Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Great looks
  • Great build quality
  • Excellent ride and handling
  • Good fuel economy (diesel)

Cons

  • Lacks performance (1.2 P)
  • Cramped interior
  • Not as feature loaded as rivals
  • Cost of ownership needs to improve

Volkswagen Polo Exteriors

Volkswagen Polo is one of the best looking hatchbacks in the Indian car market today. It is the fifth generation Polo and certainly brings top notch German build quality combined with sleek and stylish European design elements. Polo has understated looks with a very contemporary new design with a slightly wide and balanced stance. It has wide head lamps and large fog lamps and features a big VW logo on its chromed grille. Volkswagen Polo has chunky looking 7 spoke alloy wheels adding muscle to the already sporty design elements of the car. It looks gorgeous in VW red and has excellent fit and finish.


What we like

Volkswagen Polo is one of the best looking hatchbacks in the Indian car market today.


What we don't like

Rear styling not as good as front.

 
Volkswagen Polo Front View
Volkswagen Polo Rear View
Volkswagen Polo Brake Light
Volkswagen Polo Rear View
Volkswagen Polo 3/4 Front View
Volkswagen Polo 3/4 Front View
Volkswagen Polo 3/4 Front View
Volkswagen Polo Side View
Volkswagen Polo Boot

Volkswagen Polo Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Volkswagen Polo

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Exterior rating
What we like
  • Handsome looks
  • Build quality
  • Stylish looks
  • Improved quality
  • Handsome styling
  • Great build quality
  • Looks sporty
  • Good build quality
What we don't like
  • Needs face-lift now
  • Styling not class best
  • Quality not class best
  • Needs a face-lift
  • Looks like old Fabia
  • Slightly plain looking now
  • Similar to old Swift
  • Quality not class best
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Volkswagen Polo Front design

On paper the Polo looks a winner Ė German build quality, engineering, comfort and legendary attention to detail. It has sharp edges to it The headlamp also looks beautiful from the front.

Volkswagen Polo Rear design

The rear design looks sporty and especially the backlight has a unique character to it.

Volkswagen Polo Side profile

All in all the Volkswagen Polo is muscular looking from the side yet it has a sporty touch to it. The Germans has made this car very unique.

Volkswagen Polo Ground Clearance

Polo has a ground clearance of about 168 mm.

Volkswagen Polo Bumpers

Polo has body coloured bumpers in the car.

Volkswagen Polo Head lamps

The headlamps of the Polo are very sharply designed and provides good amount of illumination in the Dark

Volkswagen Polo Tail lamps

The tail lamps of the Polo are sporty and are clearly visible.

Volkswagen Polo Fog lamps

Polo has an option for fog lamps in the car.

Volkswagen Polo Tyres

Polo has 175/70 r14 tyres which gives a good amount of grip in any terrain.

Volkswagen Polo Alloy wheels

Polo has an option for alloy wheels in the car and comes permanent on the 1.6 variant.

Volkswagen Polo Outside mirrors

Polo has electrically operated outside mirrors which makes life easy from inside.

Volkswagen Polo Colors

The colour options of the Polo are as follows candy white, flash red, glacier red, reflex silver, pepper grey, deep black.

Volkswagen Polo Rear wiper

VW Polo has rear wiper for its car.

Volkswagen Polo Roof rails

Polo has no roof rails in the car.

Volkswagen Polo Sun roof

There is no sun roof in the car.

Volkswagen Polo Spoiler

There is a small spoiler at the back of the car.

Volkswagen Polo Side Steps

There is no option for side rail for the car.

Volkswagen Polo Spare wheel

There is a spare wheel at the boot of the car.

Volkswagen Polo Comfort & Suspension

It has a sedan like ride quality and gives you a feeling of a luxury car and ride quality is that of a sedan from a higher price range. It absorbs all the bumps, potholes and remains steady and comfortable for everyone in the car. 


What we like

Sedan like ride quality and gives you a feeling of a luxury car and ride quality is that of a sedan from a higher price range.


What we don't like

Ride though not class best.


Volkswagen Polo Comfort

Polo rides brilliantly and ride comfort, especially at low speeds, is its forte. The steering is also well suited to city traffic. It's arcade game light, you can literally twirl it with a single finger and thatÔŅĹs perfect

Volkswagen Polo Front suspension

For city driving and at low speeds the Polo has an almost-perfect set-up. The relatively pliant set-up of the springs and dampers allows the Polo's light body to skip over poor bits of road without the suspension crashing through, and bump absorption is relatively silent as well. Polo uses McPherson struts with stabiliser bars at the front.

Volkswagen Polo Rear suspension

Polo uses Torsion Beam suspension at the rear.

Volkswagen Polo Engine & Performance

Volkswagen Polo brings powerful engine options. Volkswagen Polo petrol is available from a 1.2 three cylinder engine mated to a 5 speed gearbox which produces 74 BHP at 5400 RPM and 110 NM of torque at 3750 RPM and a 1.6 liter four cylinder petrol engine which produces 103 BHP at 5250 RPM and and 153 NM of torque at 3750RPM.


What we like

The diesel has torque and is a good peformer.


What we don't like

The petrol 1.2 feels strained.

 
Volkswagen Polo Engine

Volkswagen Polo Acceleration

The 0-100kph time of 16.5 seconds suggests that performance of the Polo is at best.

Volkswagen Polo Top speed

Volkswagen Polo 1.2 petrol can reach a top speed more than 155 Kmph. The 1.2 diesel can reach 169 Kmph and the powerful 1.6 Polo can reach a top speed at 180 Kmph.

Volkswagen Polo In-gear acceleration

Volkswagen Polo 1.2 petrol can reach between 40-60 in 4.66 seconds on the third gear and 80-100 in 5.45 seconds. The 1.2 diesel reaches between 40-60 in 3.21 seconds and 80-100 in 5.92 seconds and the powerful 1.6 Polo can reach between 40-60 in 4.06 and 80-100 in 3.89 seconds.

Volkswagen Polo Gearbox

Volkswagen Polo is offered with 5-speed manual transmission type across all variants.

Volkswagen Polo Power

Polo 1.2 Comfortline has 3inline 1198cc petrol engine 75ps of power at 5400rpm, 105ps of power at 5250rpm. Polo 1.6 diesel highline has about 1599cc engine and gives about 105ps of power at 5250rpm.

Volkswagen Polo Torque

Polo 1.2 Comfortline gives out 110nm of torque at 3750rpm, Polo 1.2 diesel has about 1199cc engine which gives 180nm of torque @ 2000rpm, Volkswagen Polo 1.6 highline returns about 153nm of torque @3750rpm.

Volkswagen Polo NVH levels

Itís fairly quiet when itís not revved too hard but it canít match the refinement or performance of the four-cylinder motors from Fiat and Ford. The diesel Polo is a pretty relaxed cruiser but under load itís quite audible and at times you do feel VW could have done a better job of insulation.

Volkswagen Polo Handling Braking & Safety

Volkswagen Polo is a well built car which also handles extremely well and feels like a thoroughbred from VW which is known for building excellent drivers cars.  It has good feedback from its steering and seems to be built keeping the enthusiast driver in mind. VW has provided Polo with excellent brakes combined with ABS for stopping power.


What we like

Handling is excellent and among the best.


What we don't like

Not many safety options offered.


Volkswagen Polo Handling

Volkswagen Polo handling is top notch as germans make good cars for roads. The Polo has exactly get you on all path.

Volkswagen Polo Braking performance

Volkswagen Polo petrol can standstill from 80 Kmph in just 2.96 seconds and from 100 Kmph in 3.53 seconds and the Diesel variant can top zero from 80 Kmph in 2.43 seconds and from 100 Kmph in 3.36 seconds. The 1.6 Polo variant should touch zero from 80 Kmph in 2.52 seconds and from 100 to 0 in 3.84 seconds.

Volkswagen Polo Safety features

The Polo is loaded with a wealth of advanced safety equipments, helping make every journey as safe as possible. Features include airbags for the driver and the front passenger, along with a high-strength steel frame and Anti-lock Braking System. It isnÔŅĹt just about making safe happen. It is about sitting back and enjoying the drive with the reassurance of security.

Volkswagen Polo ABS

There is an option for ABS in the car and provided on petrol 1.2 and diesel 1.2 - highline variants and also on the 1.6 petrol variant.

Volkswagen Polo Traction control

Polo does not have an option of traction control across any variant.

Volkswagen Polo Mileage and Running Costs

ARAI certified fuel efficiency for 1.2 liter Polo is 17.2 kmpl and 1.6 liter Polo engine delivers 15.26 kmpl. Polo also comes with an excellent diesel engine which produces 74 BHP at 4200 RPM and 180 NM of torque at 2000 RPM and has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 22.07 kmpl.

Volkswagen Polo Mileage

Volkswagen Polo Petrol Variants
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Trendline (Petrol) 17.24 kmpl
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Comfortline (Petrol) 17.24 kmpl
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Highline (Petrol) 17.24 kmpl
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 SR Edition 17.24 kmpl
Volkswagen Polo Diesel Variants
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Trendline (Diesel) 22.07 kmpl
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Comfortline (Diesel) 22.07 kmpl
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Highline (Diesel) 22.07 kmpl

Volkswagen Polo Petrol Mileage

Volkswagen Polo 1.2 Comfortline mileage on highway is 19.5kmpl and in city it gives 14kmpl. Overall it gives 13.49kmpl of mileage.

Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Highline gives an overall mileage of 14.8kmpl. On highway it gives 17.5kmpl and in city it is 14kmpl of mileage.


Volkswagen Polo Diesel Mileage

The mileage oh Polo 1.2 Highline on highway is 25kmpl and in city it gives 18kmpl. Overall mileage is 19.75kmpl.


Volkswagen Polo Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Volkswagen Polo

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Similar Petrol Cars Mileage 1.2 SR Edition17.24 kmpl
1.2L Comfortline (Petrol)17.24 kmpl
1.2L Highline (Petrol)17.24 kmpl
1.2L Trendline (Petrol)17.24 kmpl
1.2 Active15.2 kmpl
1.2 Dynamic15.2 kmpl
1.4 Emotion14.6 kmpl
Similar Diesel Cars Mileage 1.2L Comfortline (Diesel)22.07 kmpl
1.2L Highline (Diesel)22.07 kmpl
1.2L Trendline (Diesel)22.07 kmpl
1.3 Active20.3 kmpl
1.3 Dynamic20.3 kmpl
1.3 Emotion20.3 kmpl
90HP Emotion16.5 kmpl

Volkswagen Polo City fuel economy

Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 1.2 returns 14kmpl in the city, Volkswagen polo 1.2 diesel returns 18kmpl, Volkswagen Polo 1.6highline returns about 14kmpl in the city.

Volkswagen Polo Highway fuel economy

Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 1.2 returns 19.5kmpl in the highways, Volkswagon polo 1.2 diesel returns 25kmpl in the highways, Volkswagen Polo 1.6highline returns 17.5kmpl in the highways.

Volkswagen Polo ARAI rated economy

Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Trendline (Petrol) Fuel: Petrol (ARAI Specified) :17.24 kmpl Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Comfortline (Petrol) Fuel: Petrol (ARAI Specified) :17.24 kmpl Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Highline (Petrol) Fuel: Petrol (ARAI Specified) :17.24 kmpl Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Trendline (Diesel) Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :22.07 kmpl Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Comfortline (Diesel) Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :22.7 kmpl Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Highline (Diesel) Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specif

Volkswagen Polo Tank Range

Polo has a 775km of tank range.

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Volkswagen Polo Features

Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Trendline (Petrol) 1.2L Comfortline (Petrol) 1.2L Highline (Petrol) 1.2L Trendline (Diesel) 1.2L Comfortline (Diesel) 1.2L Highline (Diesel) 1.6L Highline (Petrol) 1.2 SR Edition
Safety
ABS No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
EBD No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Airbags No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No No No No No No
Hill control No No No No No No No No
Hill descent No No No No No No No No
4WD No No No No No No No No
ESP No No No No No No No No
Central locking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Yes Yes Front-Yes
Rear-No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Anti-pinch for power windows No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Cup holders No No No No No No No No
Air-con Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents No No No No No No No No
Audio system Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No No No No No No
Electric mirrors No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deffoger No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats No No No No No No No No
Arm rest No No No No No No No No
Reversing camera No No No No No No No No
Steering controls No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Driver info display No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control No No No No No No No No
Foot rest No No No No No No No No
Remote boot release Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Driver seat height adjust Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox No No No No No No No No
Power Seats No No No No No No No No
Exterior
Keyless entry No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fog lights No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof No No No No No No No No
Moon Roof No No No No No No No No
Rear wiper No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto headlamps No No No No No No No No
Rain sensing wipers No No No No No No No No
Steel rims Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No
Alloy wheels No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Rear spoiler No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Roof rails No No No No No No No No
Chrome grille No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Projector lamps No No No No No No No No
Day time running lamps No No No No No No No No

Volkswagen Polo Colors

  •  Deep black
  •  Emotion blue
  •  Pepper grey
  •  Reflex silver
  •  Candy white
  •  Flash red

Volkswagen Polo Specifications

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Volkswagen Polo Price

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Volkswagen Polo Petrol Price
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Trendline (Petrol) Rs 5.06 Lakh On-Road Price
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Comfortline (Petrol) Rs 5.64 Lakh On-Road Price
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Highline (Petrol) Rs 6.11 Lakh On-Road Price
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 SR Edition Rs 6.42 Lakh On-Road Price
Volkswagen Polo Diesel Price
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Trendline (Diesel) Rs 6.15 Lakh On-Road Price
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Comfortline (Diesel) Rs 6.73 Lakh On-Road Price
Volkswagen Polo 1.2L Highline (Diesel) Rs 7.19 Lakh On-Road Price

Volkswagen Polo Price vs Similar Cars Price

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Rs 5.06 L - 6.42 L On-Road Price Rs 6.15 L - 7.19 L On-Road Price

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Rs 4.97 L - 6.74 L On-Road Price Rs 5.65 L - 7.28 L On-Road Price

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Rs 4.42 L - 5.66 L On-Road Price Rs 5.46 L - 6.71 L On-Road Price

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AJAI MATHEW | Posted on Mar,04,2014 at 16:43 PM
VERY CUTE CAR Reply to this post  
Aneesh Yesodharan | Posted on Feb,20,2014 at 09:21 AM
I need test drive please arrange polo comforline petrol Reply to this post  
mashoodkamal | Posted on Jan,28,2014 at 02:27 AM
nice car i like model Reply to this post  
swathi | Posted on Dec,22,2013 at 18:02 PM
test drive needed Reply to this post  
sanjib sanyal | Posted on Feb,21,2014 at 12:17 PM
get a new car at 25 % only contact-9891977152
Tanya | Posted on Oct,27,2013 at 08:12 AM
I have Polo. I was in love with the car when we bought it last year (Dec'12). I still love my car; however during these
10 months I have been immensely disappointed by one issue that we have faced this monsoon. Water seeps inside our car!
Earlier we were Reply to this post  
sanjib sanyal | Posted on Feb,21,2014 at 12:17 PM
get a new car at 25 % only contact-9891977152
ujjwal medhi | Posted on Oct,23,2013 at 17:21 PM
want a test drive polo Reply to this post  
sanjib sanyal | Posted on Feb,21,2014 at 12:18 PM
get a new car at 25 % only contact-9891977152
Aviraj Singh | Posted on Jun,25,2013 at 16:41 PM
I have a Volkswagen polo 1.2 tdi its very good car and by the way Volkswagen is known for its luxor so it rules the
streets Reply to this post  
sandeepbhati | Posted on Jun,10,2013 at 17:48 PM
mast h baoss Reply to this post  
Prashanth | Posted on Apr,04,2013 at 15:41 PM
Nice kid from the vw group.Need to improve its maintanence cost which is a bit expensive when compare to its
competitors.Overall performance is good when compare to its comp's.Interiors are simple but , good in quality.Every one
says its a noisy engine ,b Reply to this post  
| Posted on Feb,12,2012 at 18:03 PM
i want test drive Reply to this post  
sam | Posted on Oct,27,2013 at 11:49 AM
how about the overall performance in last 6 months
Rohith kumar | Posted on Oct,10,2013 at 12:32 PM
how much rate that this car value
Rs 5.06 L - 7.19 L
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