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    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014]

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] Left Side View
    discontinued
    Version
    Trendline 1.2L (P)
    City
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    ₹ 5.07 Lakh
    Last Recorded Price
    Volkswagen has discontinued the Polo [2012-2014] and the car is out of production.

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] Key Specifications

    Price₹ 5.07 Lakh onwards
    Mileage16.47 to 22.04 kmpl
    Engine1197 to 1598 cc
    TransmissionManual & Automatic
    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] Summary

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] Price:

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] price starts at ₹ 5.07 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 8.28 Lakh. The price of Petrol variant for Polo [2012-2014] ranges between ₹ 5.07 Lakh - ₹ 8.19 Lakh and the price of Diesel variant for Polo [2012-2014] ranges between ₹ 6.19 Lakh - ₹ 8.28 Lakh.

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] Versions:

    Polo [2012-2014] is available in 9 variants. Out of these 9 variants, 8 are Manual and 1 are Automatic.

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] Colours:

    Polo [2012-2014] is offered in 7 colours: Candy White, Flash Red, Reflex Silver, Pepper Grey, Deep Black Pearl, Shadow Blue and Glacier Blue. However, some of these colours are available in specific versions.

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] Competitors:

    Polo [2012-2014] is competing against Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Datsun GO, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Suzuki Celerio X, Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo.

    Polo [2012-2014] Price List in India (Versions)

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    VersionsLast Recorded PriceSpecificationsCompare

    Trendline 1.2L (P)

    ₹ 5.07 Lakh
    1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.47 kmpl
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    Comfortline 1.2L (P)

    ₹ 5.70 Lakh
    1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.47 kmpl
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    Trendline 1.2L (D)

    ₹ 6.19 Lakh
    1199 cc, Diesel, Manual, 22.04 kmpl
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    Highline1.2L (P)

    ₹ 6.22 Lakh
    1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.47 kmpl
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    SR 1.2L (P)

    ₹ 6.45 Lakh
    1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.47 kmpl
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    Comfortline 1.2L (D)

    ₹ 6.82 Lakh
    1199 cc, Diesel, Manual, 22.04 kmpl
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    Highline1.2L (D)

    ₹ 7.32 Lakh
    1199 cc, Diesel, Manual, 22.04 kmpl
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    GT TSI

    ₹ 8.19 Lakh
    1197 cc, Petrol, Automatic
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    GT TDI

    ₹ 8.28 Lakh
    1598 cc, Diesel, Manual
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    Polo [2012-2014] Review

    A new car has joined our fleet and we are painting the town red, with a flash red VW Polo 1.2 TDI Highline. The Polo came to us with 3650km on the odometer and since then it has piled on the miles which now stands at 8000km. I have been a bit greedy with it and have always managed to snap it up on the weekends. In the very first week at work, the car served us to shoot two vehicles and later I took it to receive family from the airport and then to take them around town. 

    Introduction

    It was a Concorde moment of sorts when Volkswagen launched the Polo GT TSI earlier this year. Up until that moment, there had been no other car of this type in the Indian market. We had also mentioned in our written review that it was a hatchback from the future which would become a completely relevant car when the price difference between diesel and petrol reduced to a minimum.

    While many marvelled at its seven-speed DSG and turbocharged TSI petrol engine, the obvious question on everyone’s mind was - This is diesel crazy India, when is VW going to give us an oil burner in the same pedigree? Sure enough, five months later Volkswagen plonked the 1.6-litre diesel engine from the Vento sedan into a Polo and voila! The GT TDI.

    This car is a part of what seems like Volkswagen’s market strategy of creating special editions of all its cars. The GT (Grand Tourer) TDI is the third special car from the German automaker after the Polo GT TSI, Cross Polo and has since been followed by the Vento TSI sedan.

     

    Exterior

     

    The Volkswagen Polo GT TDI, unlike the name suggests, shows no major signs of being a potent little hot hatchback. Like its petrol twin, there is nothing major to differentiate it from the standard car (in the Highline variant) apart from the GT badges on the front and back. It even has the same creases on the side as well as the same ‘Estrada’ alloy wheels.

    Much like the GT TSI, it too gets a rear spoiler in a bid to give the car some sporty credentials.  Despite the fact that the Polo has been around in the Indian market for quite a while now, it does not look out of place or dated as compared to its rivals and that is a characteristic that should aid the Polo GT TDI in making its numbers. 

     

    Interior design and features

    The Polo GT TDI has the same interior trim as the GT TSI which in turn mimics the standard Polo in the Highline variant (given a major upgrade in September 2012). The seats feel premium in spite of them just being dual tone fabric. 

    The leather-wrapped wheel and gear lever, the quality of the buttons and stalks and the aluminium pedals add to the premium feel of the car, but then again quality fit and finish seems to come easy to the Germans whatever be the car. 

    The feature list on the GT TDI is exactly the same as the Highline variant. This means climate control and a two-din music system with AUX, Bluetooth, USB, Memory card reader, iPod connectivity and four speakers. We tested out all the options on the music system and found most of them easy to connect. However, if you have a slightly older iPod connected to the system navigating through a playlist or song list can be a bit of a challenge.

    The climate control is acceptable for a car in this price range and at higher fan speeds the system tends to get noisy and at times very distracting. All four windows work on a one-touch system and even when you have them up, the cabin is not very well insulated from a significant amount of road noise and characteristic diesel engine clatter.

    What the insulation also fails to hide is the vibrations from the four-cylinder 1.6-litre diesel engine. It can be felt in the pedal, steering wheel and the gear lever and more so when the car is revved hard. This is a relatively old engine as compared to the ones powering its rivals and lacks the refinement that one would expect in a car of this pedigree.  

    In fact, when I pressed the horn for the first time, it sounded muted and quite ineffective but upon repeating the activity with windows down, my expression was matched to someone standing next to a honking lorry on a busy road.

    Sporty little touches in the cabin include the GT scuff plates and a gear change indicator on the orange LCD display nestled between the speedo and the RPM gauge. It shows you when to shift only once you go into third gear.

    Engine, ride and handling

    The 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine has been taken from the Vento sedan and produces 105bhp at 4,400rpm and a rather monstrous 250Nm of torque in the range of 1,500rpm to 2,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.

    The output of 105bhp is quite sufficient to propel the Polo without much effort. However, much like any other turbo diesel, there is a lag up to 1,700rpm after which the turbo starts to slowly kick in but thanks to the 250Nm of torque the engine has sufficient grunt to push the car forward even at low rpms.

    The high torque figure for such a small car means that in heavy bumper to bumper traffic you can switch to second gear and inch the car along without much difficulty. Consequently on the highway, you can easily cruise at speeds of 100kmph at little under 2000rpm and still have enough power to overtake without prior planning.  On the refinement front, the engine is a bit of an anachronism as it is quite loud and as we had said in the interior section, the vibrations from it are quite high.  

    Volkswagen has said that the GT TDI has an ARAI efficiency of 19.7kmpl and I was able to achieve 14kmpl in the heavy evening traffic of South Mumbai. A light-footed run on the Eastern Freeway in the wee hours of the morning gave me a floating fuel efficiency of 25kmpl, so you can expect efficiency of around 16kmpl in more realistic conditions.

    On the handling front, the Polo by itself is quite a good car and the GT TDI seems to carry on the name. The electric power steering is quite light and precise. You can push the car hard into the corners, and your actions will not unsettle the car. It handles pretty decently despite the heavy diesel engine and will understeer only if you push it too hard.  Volkswagen has retained the ABS but removed the ESP that was present in the GT TSI, most probably, in a bid to keep costs down.

    The relatively soft suspension setup means you can drive over most potholes and bad tarmac without jarring your spine too much.  The brakes consequently are not too efficient and with such power on the tap perhaps griper tyres would have been nice.

     
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    Polo [2012-2014] Colours

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Candy White

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Diesel

    (1199 cc)

    Manual22.04 kmpl

    Petrol

    (1198 cc)

    Manual16.47 kmpl

    FAQs About Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014]

    Q: What is the price of Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014]?

    Volkswagen has stopped the production of Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014]. The last recorded price of Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] is ₹ 5.07 Lakh.

    Q: Which is Polo [2012-2014] Top Model?

    The top model of Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] is GT TDI and the last recorded price for Polo [2012-2014] GT TDI is ₹ 8.28 Lakh.

    Q: Which car is better between Polo [2012-2014] and Grand i10 Nios?

    Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014] price starts at ₹ 5.07 Lakh ex-showroom and it comes with 1198cc engine. Whereas, Grand i10 Nios price starts at ₹ 5.19 Lakh ex-showroom and it comes with 1197cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: Is there a new coming up Polo [2012-2014]?

    No, there is no running/upcoming Volkswagen Polo [2012-2014].

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