UPDATED: Read detailed roadtest of the Polo (click to read)
UPDATED: Read detailed roadtest of the Polo GT TDI (click to read)
The new Polo is a very fine example of how to move forward and yet not lose yourself in the crowd. The car has been updated regularly to keep it in contention and improve its desirability.
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 Cross Polo is offered as a 'tougher' looking variant of the standard car and is powered by the same engines.
The Polo GT twins, the GT TSI and GT TDI represent the performance side of the range. Powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor, the GT TSI also features the critically-acclaimed 7-speed dual-clutch transmission from the VW group. It has a maximum power output of 105PS with a maximum troque figure of 175Nm, coupled to the DSG-box the GT TSI is right now the best hot-hatch anyone can buy in the country without breaking the bank. The GT TDI, powered by the 1.5-litre diesel motor developing 105PS/250Nm mated to a 5-speed manual transmission offers a good mix of power, efficiency and handling.