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    Volkswagen Polo

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    Trendline 1.0L MPI
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    ₹ 6.21 Lakh
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    Volkswagen Polo Key Specifications

    Price₹ 6.21 Lakh onwards
    Mileage16.47 to 17.99 kmpl
    Engine999 cc
    Transmission
    Manual & Automatic (Torque Converter)
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    Fuel TypePetrol
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Volkswagen Polo Summary

    The Volkswagen Polo has received a mid-life update with fresh set of cosmetic and feature upgrades. The new Polo is now available in flash red colour option, in addition to the existing colour options like the sunset red, reflex silver candy white, carbon steel, lapiz blue and toffee brown.

    Exterior

    Exterior changes, which are most significant for the hatchback, comprise a new GTI-like grille, front and rear bumpers as well as slightly modified alloy wheels as compared to the current car. The GT line trim additionally offers cosmetic updates in the form of a spoiler, side skirts, and blacked-out roof and ORVMs.

    Interior

    The cabin remains more or less unchanged and on top-of-the-line models, you get touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and an all-black colour scheme. It gets Volkswagen Connect, a connectivity suite that features trip tracker, trip sharing, driver behaviour and statistic tracking, fuel cost monitoring and service malfunction intimation to the dealer.

    Engine

    The Volkswagen Polo is being offered with a 1.0-litre petrol engine producing 75bhp/95Nm as well as a 1.5-litre diesel that produces 89bhp/230Nm in stock form and 108bhp/250Nm in the GT TDI guise. You also get 1.2-litre turbo petrol producing 103bhp/175Nm in the Polo GT TSI. All engines get a five-speed manual while the GT TSI is only offered with a seven-speed DSG.

    Volkswagen Polo Price

    Volkswagen Polo price starts at ₹ 6.21 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 10.00 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for Polo ranges between ₹ 6.21 Lakh - ₹ 10.00 Lakh.

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    Polo Trendline 1.0L MPI

    ₹ 6.21 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.74 kmpl
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    Polo Comfortline 1.0L MPI

    ₹ 7.16 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.74 kmpl
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    Polo Comfortline 1.0L TSI

    ₹ 7.46 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.24 kmpl
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    Polo Highline Plus 1.0L TSI

    ₹ 8.48 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.24 kmpl
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    Polo Comfortline 1.0L TSI AT

    ₹ 8.56 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 16.47 kmpl
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    Polo Highline Plus 1.0L TSI AT

    ₹ 9.59 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 16.47 kmpl
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    Polo GT

    ₹ 10.00 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 16.47 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Strong drivetrain makes it a driver’s car
      • Smooth TC automatic gearbox 
      • Solid build quality which is best-in-segment
    • Could be Better
      • Dated design feels long in the tooth
      • Rear seats still aren’t very spacious
      • Expensive to maintain

    Polo Verdict

    The Volkswagen Polo has a solid build quality and the TSI version is great to drive as well, all of which has kept it going strong in the market. The rest of the range, however, is quite mediocre and now is in dire need of replacement which isn’t coming anytime soon. Otherwise, for people who love to drive, there aren’t many cars which can rival the Polo.

    Polo Review

    The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI has always been and still is an enthusiast’s car

    Engine and Performance

    Engine Shot

    New normal means we all walk out only with a face mask on and all Volkswagens in India are only powered by a TSI motor. No more diesel, so no GT TDI anymore. Meanwhile, the 1.2-litre motor of the previous GT TSI has made way for the BS6-compliant 1.0-litre TSI with three cylinders and a turbocharger. Power output is rated at 109bhp available at 5,000rpm and a twisting force of 175Nm accessible from 1,750rpm. You can only opt for the GT with a six-speed automatic, and no, this isn’t the butter-smooth and lightning-quick DSG. In the new normal, there’s only a torque-converter available in the Polo range.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Trust the Germans to do something new and they’d do it the best way possible still. This applies to the new range of 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged range of engine which we have seen an outset of lately. The 999cc TSI can easily be regarded as a benchmark when it comes to the one-litre turbo-petrol class. Crank it up and while idling, it is refined and silent with no vibrations you’d generally associate with a three-pot motor. Pull the lever to D – which again has that typical German finesse – and let go off the brake pedal and there’s a lurch from the eager motor. It’s not as good at creeping as an AMT and you’d immediately need to get on the gas to get any momentum off the line – especially when rolling off the mark at a traffic light. That’s not all, get on the gas just a tad harder and the lurching ahead is even pronounced. So you’d need to master this art all over again.

    Left Side View

    On the move, the motor is eager. It’s easy to get carried away at times as the Polo GT TSI has a certain enchantment that brings out the bad boy in you. With a free-revving engine that’s quick to throttle response and a good surge of power, it all comes together to assert what that GT badge manifests. At city speeds, you’d be doing slightly higher speeds than you’d realise, and out on the highway triple-digit speeds come quickly and effortlessly. There’s no harsh vibration from the motor even when wrung hard all the way to the redline, only the soundtrack getting a bit whiny past 4,000rpm. Acceleration is quick, no matter where the tacho needle is sitting; just get on the gas and the power spread across the rev range hurls you ahead with little to no delay. All of this before the gear lever is pulled one more notch to the S.

    Go for the S Mode and you’d notice there’s no artificial change in throttle response as is the trend these days with faux ‘sport modes’. In this mode, the motor just becomes aggressive in the way it delivers power. The tacho needle now doesn’t sway, just ticks – like one of those needles on an old multimeter. What’s more, it’s got the capability to pin you back into the seat when stomped on the accelerator. This mode would be great for quarter-mile times, but don’t go hunting for ‘traffic-light GPs’.

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    But it isn’t free of faults, of course. Replacing the legendary DSG with a torque converter was considered a bold move (blasphemy by the purists). And it shows. The shifts on the automatic are pronounced whether it’s going up the cogs or down. It’s almost like a jerk and makes you miss the prowess of the DSG furthermore. For first-timers or new buyers, it isn’t a dealbreaker at all. In fact, it supposedly brings down the price making it more enticing.

    Ride and Handling

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Ever since its introduction, the Polo has stood out of the ordinary with its ride and handling combination. This trait hasn’t been fiddled over the years and that’s a good thing – you can’t mend something that isn’t broken right? It’s got a comfortable ride at slow speeds yet you are always aware of what the tyres are plodding over. Surprisingly, even the sharp-edged potholes or those ill-made road joints are well absorbed without disturbing the passengers on the inside. When it comes to encountering speed breakers we were reluctant a bit at first – with its sharp lower lip upfront and extended side skirts. But not once we found it having small talks with the speed breaker no matter how nasty it was. Go up to highway speeds and the composure gets even better flattening out even the vilest irregularities or undulations you’d encounter.

    Right Side View

    One of the talking points of the Polo is how direct its handling is. There’s a certain precision in the way it changes direction. Sure at slow city speeds the heavy setup of the steering is enough to give you a good arms workout. And it doesn’t improve when speed increases. But who wants light steering when you are so connected and one with the car when behind the wheel. Helping its cause is the rigid chassis that Volkswagen is so proud of. So around tight corners, there’s controlled body movement inducing more confidence. Surprisingly though, there’s a very little intrusion from torque steer too when gassing it around a bend. And in a straight line, it’s as stable as a tree in a storm. Overall then, the Polo GT still is the best 'driver’s car’ by a huge margin.

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Interior Space and Quality

    Dashboard

    Similar to the exterior, there aren’t any major changes to the Polo GT’s cabin since the first one rolled out when ISRO launched the Mangalyan in 2013. It’s all-black, minimalistic, function-over-form, and that’s about it. There are no gimmicky features or trinkets to take your mind off the most important thing – driving. You do get plaid-style seat covers now though. Even after almost a decade, the uncluttered layout is likable, and what makes it an even sweeter deal is its built quality. From the solid thud of the doors closing to the sturdiness of plastic used all around – everything inside the Polo has aged like a fine wine.

    Instrument Cluster

    Some may argue that the old circular analogue dials need to go away in the age of digital driver’s display. But as mentioned above, the way the needle ticks is something the digital age meters will never match. Even the centre console, with its monochromatic screens and tactical switches and knobs, has its appeal. And the seats offer good support with the right amount of bolstering on the side but more under-thigh support would have been appreciated. There are no complaints in terms of visibility all around – even the interior rearview mirror is a perfect size cut out just enough to see the rear windscreen.

    Second Row Seats

    The Polo GT is meant to be driven, so the rear bench and its space isn’t something to write home about. There’s just enough head- and knee-room for an average-sized adult with just two being comfortable on the backbench. The presence of centre tunnel and the absence of rear AC vents makes sitting in the middle a tight affair. What’s more, even when no one’s sitting in the middle, the two passengers in the back aren’t provided with the luxury of an armrest, door pad space, back seat pocket, or a USB/12V point. Again, it’s a driver’s car, what are you even doing in the rear seats?

    Bootspace

    And if you are to carry stuff in the Polo GT, the boot space of 280litre is less in terms of volume, but it’s fairly square and usable. You could put down the rear seats for some additional space. But again it doesn’t fold flat and there’s no split-fold either.

    Features and Safety

    Center Console/Centre Console Storage

    This top-spec Polo that you can buy in India has some comprehensive features list. It comes with auto air-con, one-touch control for all four windows, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensor, dual-front airbags and ABS, and connectivity options in the form of Volkswagen Connect. There is touchscreen Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but there’s no navigation or voice control. There’s another long list - of features that are still missing in the Polo. This includes automatic headlamps, reverse parking camera, engine start button, LED lamps, sunroof, and a better sound system.

    Conclusion

    Front View

    When going through the spec sheet, we realised that there’s nothing much that differentiates the Polo GT from the Polo Highline Plus Automatic trim – apart from spoiler and body kit, a couple of extra features, and the bellwether GT badge. And the GT is almost Rs 50,000 dearer. For the extra money, you get the bragging right of owning the best driver’s hatchback. Its new 1.0-litre TSI motor is a hoot to drive, even if the torque converter is not up to the mark, it’s still fun nonetheless. Everything else we loved or hated about the GT has been carried over. But all of it doesn’t matter when you are behind the wheel. And that’s all that matters, right?

    Grille

    Pictures by Kapil Angane

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    Polo Colours

    Volkswagen Polo 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

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    Volkswagen Polo Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Manual17.99 kmpl

    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)16.47 kmpl

    FAQs About Volkswagen Polo

    Q: What is the on road price of Polo?

    The on-road price of Polo in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 7.03 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 11.27 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Polo and Figo?

    Polo price starts at ₹ 6.21 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 999 cc engine. Whereas Figo price starts at ₹ 5.82 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1194 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Polo top model?

    Top model of Polo is GT and the ex-showroom for Polo GT is ₹ 10.00 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of Volkswagen Polo?

    The Volkswagen Polo mileage is 16.47 - 17.99 kmpl.

    Q: What is the ground clearance of Volkswagen Polo?

    Volkswagen Polo ground clearance is 168 mm. Ground clearance is the minimum distance between the bottom of a car and the ground. Better ground clearance helps you drive not only across uneven roads, potholes, and speed breakers on Indian roads but also on hilly terrain and unpaved roads. Thus, it helps to overcome any foreseen scratch or damage to the chassis and underbody.

    Q: What is the fuel tank capacity of Volkswagen Polo?

    Volkswagen Polo fuel tank capacity is 45 litres. Fuel tank capacity is the maximum amount of fuel that can be accommodated in a vehicle. It is defined separately for each car by the car's manufacturer. Fuel tank capacity is generally lower for small cars and higher for bigger cars. It is advised to fill the tank only upto the mentioned capacity as over filling may result in the fuel leak.

    Volkswagen Polo Videos

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      Amazing value for money petrol version car Good looks and built quality Best in segment Boot space is also good Power unmatchable all over the car deserves a rating of good executive car.
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    • Excellent build quality and awesome features.
      Overall, the article is better than other competitors. One would feel happy about its specifics. Controls are very well intact and cruise control is a top notch. Build quality of the car stands tall compared to its competitors. Service and...
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    • The driver's car.
      Servicing and maintenance should be cheaper than others. Pros 1. Good Driving dynamics. 2. Best in segment safety 3. Evergreen car design Cons 1. Spare parts are costly 2. Rear seat space is not much
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    • Honest review.
      1.Customer service is very good. 2. I have driven this car a few thousand kilometers, from my experience this car is a wonderful handler. Its a great drivers car. The engine is surprisingly good. The engine refinement is good from a three cylinder...
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    • Safety and Trust
      Buying Experience: With in a two days I had received my car. So it was great Experience. Driving Experience: I had drove Polo TDI 8years. So I am having a trust on Polo but for Polo GT TSI is amazing and thrilling experience . Wonderful machine...
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    Volkswagen Polo Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 7.36 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 7.51 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 7.03 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 7.31 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 7.36 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 7.46 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 7.00 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 7.27 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 6.91 Lakh onwards

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