Volkswagen Polo First Look Review


Volkswagen Polo Overview

first offering in the premium hatchback segment in India and ever since then the manufacturer has made timely updates to its appearance and the power train. Recently, Volkswagen launched the 2018 Polo and the vehicle made its global debut at an event in Berlin, Germany.The exterior of Polo takes its cues from its elder sibling, the Golf, although its own identity is evident. The new hatchback has sporty lines and sharp creases all over, however, it still retained the essence of the Polo.

The silhouette of the new vehicle is now longer and has breached the four metre mark. This translates into a roomier cabin for the passengers. However, when it is launched in the Indian market, the new Polo will be restricted to under four metres in length. The wider Polo now sits on larger wheels with five spoked designer alloys. The roof is flat and has not been altered much. The car retains its forward sloping stance.

At the centre of the cabin console is the Active Info Display, offered for the first time in a Volkswagen hatchback. This is similar to Audi’s virtual cockpit and when chosen as an option, it replaces the physical instrument cluster with a full digital display. The dashboard also houses a touch screen infotainment system which ranges from 6.5-8 inches in size and can display a variety of car and driver related information. The vehicle will also retain some standard safety features such as two-airbags for the front and ABS-EBD as well. Check for Volkswagen Polo price in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Volkswagen Polo Exteriors

The exterior styling of the Polo GT TSi isn’t very different from that of regular Polo. The changes are very minor and the easiest way to determine the difference is by spotting the GT and GT TSi badges around the car. The other difference on the GT TSi are the new alloy wheels, black-colours wing matters and the black-coloured spoiler. The Polo GT comes in multiple colours, though the best one is the red that has been retained from the first-launched Polo. That is the best colour we will recommend to get the Polo in. The Polo GT looks a lot more sporty than the regular Polo.

The Polo still looks fresh in design and with its new chrome additions, it still looks upmarket. The German automaker’s paint quality just makes the Polo look so good and adds to the premium-ness. The red colour that our GT TDI came in, is not available on the regular Polo. The Polo doesn’t fail to appeal to us. The regular Polo looks premium in styling, and looks best in the blue colour. The alloy wheels add some more styling to the Polo.

Volkswagen Polo Interiors

Polo interior comes with solid build quality with a number of features. The driver gets cruise control, front arm-rest, electrically adjustable and foldable rearview mirrors and the seat is height-adjustable for extended comfort and convenience. The steering wheel has been given a flat bottom for a more engaging drive. The dual-tone dashboard is also premium looking along with the all-new centre console. There are silver-coloured elements all around which help liven up the interior. The instrument cluster consists of tachometer, speedometer, odometer and trip meter. For more details on Volkswagen polo visit Bigintmedia

The centre multi-function display comes with a monochrome display which is much more soothing to the eyes. The infotainment system comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. The touchscreen infotainment now also offers voice commands via the button on the multi-function steering wheel and Volkswagen Connect application. This connectivity suite helps with driver behaviour, location sharing, monitoring of fuel cost, trip tracking and statistic tracking. The Polo has tons of space inside for the front cup holders, bottle holders and sunglass holder. The centre console also has a 12V power socket to charge your Smartphone and a parcel tray to keep your stuff.

Volkswagen Polo Engine

The Polo comes with a range of engines on offer. One is the 1.2-litre petrol that churns about 75bhp of power and comes with a five-speed manual transmission. Then the second engine is the 1.2-litre turbo petrol, which produces about 103bhp of power and comes with a seven-speed DSG (dual clutch transmission). This engine is available on the GT TSI. The 1.5-litre diesel comes with a 90bhp engine and 103bhp, with the latter being the GT TDI. Both the diesels come only with a five-speed manual transmission.

The regular TDI and the GT TSI will be our picks if you are looking at getting one. The power that the regular TDI produces is sufficient and at the same time it is fuel-efficient too. The regular Polo TDI comes with a five-speed manual. the excessive power on the GT TDI, isn’t a lot when compared to the regular Polo. The GT TSI is a lot more convenient than the others because of the automatic and even the power it produces. It is power and the ease of driving.

According to Volkswagen, the Polo mileage will be around 18.78 kmpl for the petrol variant and 20.14 kmpl for the diesel variant. The GT Line petrol variant returns a mileage of 17.21 kmpl as per ARAI and the diesel returns around 19.91kmpl as per ARAI.

Volkswagen Polo Driving

The ride on the Polo is a tad stiff, so it is just fine on rough roads. But it is after a while that the ride tends to soften as to clock a few thousand kilometres. The Polo chase get take a lot more power than what is offered in India. The Polo’s handling prowess is excellent and the alacrity with which the chassis behaves is just phenomenal. Push it around a bend and it does perform well. It won’t disappoint you. The Polo is comfortable and good for long distance drives, unless you are using the rear seats.

The light steering wheel on the Polo makes the drives smooth and easy. Manoeuvring in tight lanes is a breeze and when driving on tight bends the steering feel is good and responsive. The Polo is certainly one of the new premium hatchbacks to consider if you like driving.

Volkswagen Polo Safety

European car manufacturers never skimp on safety, and this is more than evident in the Polo, which now comes with dual front airbags and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as standard. The braking system comprising of ventilated discs up front and drum in rear wark fairly effectively. Additionally, there are 3-point front seat belts, 3-point rear outer seat belts, lap belt in the middle, speed-sensing auto door locks, fog lamps and many more features to ensure maximum safety of the occupants. Moreover, there are rear parking sensors and speed alert system too.

Volkswagen Polo Cost in Hyderabad

Volkswagen Polo On Road Price is 6,29,406/- and Ex-showroom Price is 5,39,849/- in Hyderabad. Volkswagen Polo comes in 5 colours, namely Flash Red,Reflex Silver,Copper Orange,Carbon Steel,Candy White. Volkswagen Polo comes with FWD with 1198 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 74 bhp@5400 rpm and Peak Torque 110 Nm@3750 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 10.5 seconds . Volkswagen Polo comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Volkswagen Polo Conclusion

What advantage the Polo GT TSi has is that it isn’t just an automatic that is fuel-efficient but at the same time it is more powerful than the conventional automatics. This means you can take this hatchback for weekend drives and at the same time even use it as your daily city car. This is fun and convenient at the most affordable cost.

The German build quality, driving dynamics and the styling of the Polo makes it stand out of the crowd. The Polo is the oldest premium hatchback in its segment, but the German automaker has done a phenomenal job to keep it fresh in design and even features. The Polo is certainly a good option to consider.

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