The Volkswagen Polo has been given a four-star rating according to the latest round of NCAP tests conducted on the hatchback. This rating has made Polo the safest hatchback in the A2 Compact Segment.
Volkswagen had recently added dual front airbags as a standard fitment on all versions of the hatchback. These airbags helped the Polo secure a four-star safety rating for adult occupant protection. The tests were conducted by the Latin NCAP.
During a Road Safety Conference in Delhi, David Ward, Secretary General of Global NCAP said: "We welcome Volkswagen's decision to include airbags in each version of the Polo in India. It is encouraging to see that, fitted with two airbags as standard, the Polo offers adults four-star protection. The result shows how important it is for cars to meet international safety standards and for consumers to choose vehicles that offer good levels of protection as standard."
Besides the dual airbags, Volkswagen also provides anti-lock brake (ABS), another important safety feature, on its Comfortline and Highline variants. The Polo in India is available with two petrol and two diesel engines. The range starts from Rs 4.99 lakh for the base Trendline petrol variant and goes all the way up to Rs 8.08 lakh for the top-of-the-line GT TDi diesel variant.