The Volkswagen Polo is now available with discounts upto INR 60,000. This discount is available at dealerships in Mumbai. The discount is an attractive one and at this price the Polo is a good buy. The Volkswagen Polo is offered with ABS across all the variants, as a standard feature. This is the most affordable VW car in the country at the moment. Volkswagen is focussing on safety to carve a niche in the car segment and differentiate itself from competition. Read on further for our review of the Volkswagen Polo.
Volkswagen Polo Exterior
To begin with, we start with the revised exteriors of the facelift version. The new Volkswagen Polo has added multiple minor changes on both the sides- the front and the back. In the front it gets a new pair of double beam headlight for a better vision. It also gets all new fog lights, which are bigger than the outgoing one. The design of the Volkswagen Polo is all about simplicity. The Volkswagen Polo looks stylish and appealing in its design. This makes it stay fresh in design for colours. Added on with it, the shiny and glossy colours that stands out.
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Volkswagen Polo Interior
The interiors have become plush in this new Volkswagen Polo. From the new glossy finished steering wheel with mounted controls, additional entertainment features to the seat fabrics, all have contributed to make the passenger feel richer and premium once inside the car cabin. The new features in the Volkswagen Polo include the Bluetooth synchronization with the mobile phone, information display with more details, reverse-parking sensors. The two-tone dashboard really looks bold and smart. The button quality and also the seat fabrics have become better than before. The beige fabric seats get dirty very easily and the only solution for that is to use seat covers.
The base model of the Volkswagen Polo is the Trendline that comes with 14-inch steel wheels, dual airbags, air-conditioning, gear-shift indicator, steering wheel, electronic power steering and front power windows. The Comfortline trim is the mid-level variant gets 15-inch alloy wheels, all four power windows, front fog lamps, ABS, anti-pinch windows, rear defogger and windshield wiper, multi-function display and rear parking sensor. The Highline gets all the features as mentioned above.
The backseat comfort of the Volkswagen Polo was not the best, as it lacked knee-room even for a not-so-tall person, forget about six footers. Since the ride quality was stiff one could feel the bumps at the back. So the Volkswagen Polo always remained a car for two adults and two kids and still remains the same. The boot is sufficient to carry a couple of mid-size suitcases.
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Volkswagen Polo Engine
The most attractive part of Volkswagen Polo that pulled my heart towards it was its 1.5-litre TDi engine churning a handsome 89bhp of power and 250Nm of torque, which is just flawless! The 1.2-litre 75bhp engine has been replaced with this new more powerful engine. The 1.2-litre was a bit sluggish and it needed some extra efforts to pull out the best of its performance. This isn’t the case with the 1.5-litre. Irrespective of whichever gear you are in, the power never dies. You pull the car till 4000 or 5000rpm. The diesel engine of the Volkswagen Polo never gave me a chance to demand more power and it kept on supplying me adrenaline till the point I took my foot off the pedal. Be it city or highway, it is a total joy to drive this hatchback.
Volkswagen Polo Drive
It is just a joy to drive the Volkswagen Polo on freeways, or highways where overtaking was a cakewalk for this hatchback. Taking sharp turns or driving on a tight-bend always remained a top priority for Volkswagen and it still retained its character as there is no change in its underpinnings. The handling and ride quality of the Volkswagen Polo also impressed me as it offers a lot of grip on the road, it feels the car is hugging the road and will never go off track. The only flaw I found while driving was the clutch travel, which was way too extra. This took a bit more effort to drive it in the city traffic. The clutch travel made first and second gearshifts jerky. In short the ride quality at high speed just stands out of the box but at the time when it comes to low speed drives it sucks all your effort to keep the drive smooth and not jerky, thus improving the clutch travel should a top priority for Volkswagen to keep the diesel buyers happy. But the overall experience was thorough.
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Volkswagen Polo Mileage
2016 Volkswagen Polo Mileage
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The Volkswagen Polo this time with its 1.5 TDi engine becomes the most powerful diesel hatchback in the Indian market and a segment leader in diesel hatchback when it comes to drive, power and ride quality. The launch price Polo 1.5 TDI starts at 6.8 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for Comfortline and Rs 7.5 lakhs for Highline variant.
Volkswagen Polo looks like a good option to consider and an exciting hatchback especially for the GT TSI variant.