The Volkswagen Polo has seen five beautiful generations since it was first introduced in 1975. It’s been a highly successful car and the fact that it won the 2010 World Car of the Year proves that it marked its influential presence everywhere in people’s hearts. One of the enhanced versions of the Volkswagen Polo is called the Cross Polo which is a 2 wheel drive but styled as a mini SUV and is a successor to the Polo Fun. The Cross Polo has been recently introduced in India in August, 2013 in a single variant as of now.
The exteriors are adorned with a new ‘cross’ grille and front bumper. The ravishing 17 inch five spoke alloy wheels add to the grandeur and the stately presence of the car. The stylish silver roof rails impart the SUV look to the Cross Polo. There is a distinctive black side cladding and moulded covers for wheel arches are also provided which add to the rugged quality of this hatchback. The interiors have been furnished with ‘Livon’ titanium black upholstery and superior scratch resistant plastics. The gearshift knob, the hand brake lever handle and the power steering wheel have been leather wrapped for a better grip and sturdy handling. It also has a ‘climatronic’ automatic air conditioning system and a high end music system with USB, Aux, SD Card slot in combination with four speakers. Bluetooth connectivity is also provided for mobile phones.
The Cross Polo also manages well when it comes to safety features. Equipped with an ABS or Anti Lock Brake System and with dual frontal air bags on both the driver and passenger sides, this vehicle is supported with precautions when it comes to sudden jolts or collisions. It also has power windows.
The Volkswagen Cross Polo comes with a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox combined with 3 cylinder engine (1.2 TDI 2013). It rolls out a power of 75 PS @ 4200 rpm and a torque of 180 Nm @ 2000 rpm. Performance wise, this vehicle is quite adequate with a good handling, further improved by a fine braking and suspension system. The minimum ground clearance is 168 mm and the wheels come in a set of four. The ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) certified mileage of the Cross Polo is 22.07 kms/litre.
Cross Polo is available in three affluent colours to choose from and these are Flash Red, Reflex Silver and Deep Black. Priced at 7.75 lakhs (Ex showroom price- Delhi), the Volkswagen Cross Polo is definitely here to wow its prospective buyers here in India.
With a range of well established cars coming out of the high and mighty gates of Volkswagen, the Cross Polo continues the lineage as it is all set to win hearts and make heads turn out on the Indian roads. It’s almost a complete vehicle that not just delivers in terms of performance and styling, but would also easily fit into the budgets of a large chunk of new car buyers out there.