Volkswagen Polo Hatchback Review
One of the most enduring cars in small family hatchback segment, Volkswagen Polo is aimed to reach the consumers who crave for build quality, refinement and comfort of Golf but in smaller package. The latest revised model of the car features up to date engines, new trim levels and refreshed looks which makes it the perfect combination of quality and driving pleasure. The car is perfect for the VW fans who are drooling over new Golf GTI but conscious for the prices.
Engine, Mileage and its variants
Volkswagen for the first time has used cylinder deactivation technique with its engine. The heart of the car is new 1.6 litre 4 cylinder in-line gasoline engine which cranks out the power output of 104 hp at 5250 rpm along with 153 Nm of peak torque at 3750 rpm. The engine is mated with 6 speed automatic transmission giving the smooth gear transmission and makes it more comfortable to drive at highways. The car is coupled with front wheel drive while the petrol engine offers a great balance between performance and economy. Engine allows the car to achieve the top speed of 187 kmph while it crosses the checkpoint of 100 kmph from halt within 12.1 secs. With the optimized output the much responsive engine efficiently returns the fuel economy of 7 litre/100 km.
Polo is praised and has got numerous epaulettes to decorate over its shoulder line. On of the best car got the global facelift where it got distinctive styling cues with sharper and aggressive looks. The front fascia is carved with the double barrier headlights while the minor updates at its headlights got revised and the fog lights are given with corner lights. The three slat grille is offered with black treatment while the bumper id elegantly designed with chrome strip over premium touch. The conventional styling cures are followed at sides where the body colour exterior mirrors are integrated with LED indicators which looks attractive as well the rear profile is redesigned which introduces the rear spoiler enhancing its sporty stance. The bumpers are incorporated with the reflector on bottom while restyled tail-lights are re-profiled very minutely giving it distinctive styles. Overall the polo hatchback packaged within the dimension of 3970 mm x 1682 mm x 1462 mm (L x W x H) with wheelbase of 2470 mm
If better styling cues and impeccable designing is the concern then there is no need to look further. Volkswagen assures you of the unprecedented styling cues. As you open the gate the spacious and ergonomic structuring awaits for you. The highly adjustable seats make the level of comfort in driving accompanied with the rake adjustable steering wheel. The ease of egress and ingress is offered with wide opened doors while the enough leg room and ample headroom makes enough relax inside contrary to its compact dimensions. The cabin possesses conventional styling cues where thoughtful touches over dashboard is given. The appealing hatchback offers the ample of legroom and headroom along with boot space which remains somewhat less than its competitors. The adjustable reclining seats makes the boot space adjustable which lies at 280 litre as default. Although the decent styling is not much capable to catch the eyes of myriad of customers but impressive quality does make no compromise. In its infotainment system it introduces RCD 320, Radio CD, MP3, USB, SD Card, Bluetooth, 4 speakers, Roof mounted antenna as standard.
Safety, Brakes and Miscellaneous
The revision of the old car was all about abolishing the commonly found traits, Volkswagen has worked hard over it where the the car has got new suspension setup offering the smooth ride while the good feedback is given with steering which makes better response. The car makes no mistake in rendering ample safety measures while delivering optimum performance. The high tensile steel frame is offered which absorbs the impact energy while crumple zones dissipates it well and minimizes it as well. The car is equipped with Anti lock brake system which prevents the wheel-lock situation in panic braking. Further airbags complements the passive safety.
The refined and competitively priced car has the plush feeling cabin while the impeccable performance with engine makes harmony with decent exterior appearance. However, the low ground clearance and less fuel economy is matter of concern for Volkswagen.