Volkswagen Polo Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Volkswagen Polo
The new Polo is a very fine example of how to move forward and yet not lose yourself in the crowd. Four years after it’s launch in India, VW has given their only small car in the country a face-lift. The New Polo is a mild face-lift from it’s predecessor.
VW has upgraded the headlamps, grille, fog lamps and front bumper. The profile is the same as before and the rear gets new bumper and tail lamps.
The Polo now comes with a 1.2 litre petrol motor and 1.5 litre diesel. The 1.2 litre petrol motor pumps 75 PS of power and 110 Nm of torque. It promises a fuel economy of 16.47 km/l. The 1.5 litre diesel engine is a brand new motor developed by VW. It has a peak power output of 90 PS and torque of 230 Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and ARAI tested mileage is at 20.14 km/l.
The 2014 VW Polo comes with refreshed front fascia too. The dash board gets silver inserts and Voice Command. Voice Command is available on the top variant. There’s a new steering wheel and the boot space is at 294 litres.
The VW Polo petrol is one of the finest drives of it’s segment. The motor is peppy and the steering complements the car very well. Every little input to the steering is converted into output. The car is fun to drive and very nimble. It has very planted road manners and offers a comfortable ride.
Here's the video from the launch.
Pros: Immobilizer comes as standard
Cons: ABS not standard
Volkswagen Polo Interiors
The Interior of the Polo is simple and rich. Quality if very good and the ends are neat and well-sculpted. The feature list is rich and the cabin feels very classy. The voice command feature is very useful.
Volkswagen Polo Interiors Details
Volkswagen Polo Boot space
The Polo comes with adequate boot space of 294 litres
Volkswagen Polo Speedometer
The speedometer of the Volkswagen Polo has a clear layout and is easy to read at all times
Volkswagen Polo Gear lever
The Volkswagen Polo has a leather wrapped gear lever
Volkswagen Polo Cup holders
The Volkswagen Polo comes with front cup holders
Volkswagen Polo Exteriors
Easily the best looking car in its segment. The VW design is classy and does not grow old at all. The VW logo at the rear duplicates as boot opener is unique.
Volkswagen Polo Exteriors Details
Volkswagen Polo Front design
The front design of the Polo is futuristic and very European. The headlamps come in a nice black finish, and there is a chrome strip on the front grille and on the air dam. The front fog lamps have also been redesigned.
Volkswagen Polo Rear design
The rear design of the Polo is sporty and very modern looking. The rear bumpers are redesigned and also feature new design reflectors.
Volkswagen Polo Side profile
The side profile is very European with strong and taut shoulder lines running from across the front to the rear.
Volkswagen Polo Ground Clearance
The Polo has a ground clearance of 165mm.
Volkswagen Polo Engine & Performance
The 1.2 litre petrol motor is a good drive. The gearbox is smooth and the Polo is a very convenient city car. The diesel is efficient and fun to drive too.
Volkswagen Polo Engine and Performance Details
Volkswagen Polo Power
Polo comes with 3 engine options in different variants. The 1198 cc Petrol engine produces 75 PS @ 5400RPM and the 1498cc Diesel engine produces 90PS @ 4200RPM and 105 PS @ 4400RPM in the GT TDI. There's also a 1197cc Petrol engine for the GT TSI that produces 105PS @ 5000RPM
Volkswagen Polo Torque
The 1198 cc petrol produces 110Nm @ 3750RPM and the 1498cc diesel produces 230Nm @ 1500-2500RPM and 250Nm @ 1500-2500RPM in the Polo GT TDI. The 1197cc Petrol on the GT TSI produces 175Nm @ 1500-4100RPM
Volkswagen Polo Mileage and Running Costs
The petrol Polo returns an economy of 11kmpl in the city and the diesel about 16kmpl. VW after-sales are on the steep side especially the workshop cost (denting and painting).
The 15,000 km or one year service schedule is a blessing.
Volkswagen Polo Mileage View full detail
|Volkswagen Polo Petrol Variants|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.2 Trendline||16.47 kmpl|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.2 Comfortline||16.47 kmpl|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.2 Highline||16.47 kmpl|
|Volkswagen Polo GT TSI||17.21 kmpl|
|Volkswagen Polo Diesel Variants|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.5 Trendline||20.14 kmpl|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.5 Comfortline||20.14 kmpl|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.5 Highline||20.14 kmpl|
|Volkswagen Polo Cross Polo||20.14 kmpl|
|Volkswagen Polo GT TDI||19.91 kmpl|
Volkswagen Polo Mileage Details
Volkswagen Polo ARAI rated economy
Polo 1.2 Petrol- 16.47 Kmpl Polo 1.5 Diesel- 20.14 Kmpl Polo GT TSI- 17.21 Kmpl Polo GT TDI- 19.91 Kmpl Cross Polo- 20.14 Kmpl
Volkswagen Polo Tank Range
The Polo has a fuel tank capacity of 45 liters which is ample for long distance trips.
Volkswagen Polo Handling Braking & Safety
VW Polo handles very well and is very confident at all speeds. Airbags are standard across the range.
Volkswagen Polo Handling, Braking & Safety Details
Volkswagen Polo Safety features
Airbags for driver and co-passenger are standard across the Polo range. 3-point harness seat belts are also standard across the range.
Volkswagen Polo ABS
ABS is available on the Polo, except for Trendline variants.
Volkswagen Polo Traction control
Only the Polo GT TSI has traction control feature.
Volkswagen Polo Comfort & Suspension
The rear seat of the Polo is tight on space. Suspension is good.
Volkswagen Polo Comfort & Suspension Details
Volkswagen Polo Comfort
Polo's ride is very comfortable. It also has features like driver's height adjustment, steering rake and reach and comfortable well cushioned seats.
Volkswagen Polo Front suspension
MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar are employed on the front suspension.
Volkswagen Polo Rear suspension
The Polo has Torsion Beam Rear Suspension layout.
Volkswagen Polo Specifications and Features
Wheels & Tyres
|Wheel Size||14 inch|
Volkswagen Polo Features
|Volkswagen Polo||1.2 Trendline||1.2 Comfortline||1.2 Highline||GT TSI||1.5 Trendline||1.5 Comfortline||1.5 Highline||Cross Polo||GT TDI|
Volkswagen Polo Price
The ex showroom price of Volkswagen Polo ranges from Rs 5.09 Lakh to Rs 7.99 Lakh. Volkswagen Polo is available in 9 variants. To find the on road price of Volkswagen Polo you need to click on the check on road price.
Volkswagen Polo has 4 Petrol variant(s), 5 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Volkswagen Polo 1.2 Trendline which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 5.09 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Volkswagen Polo GT TDI which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 7.99 Lakh .
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- Volkswagen, Polo 1.2L Comfortline (Diesel)(2012)
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