Volkswagen and its German counterparts are always lauded for the cars that they make with their refined engine and the power they produce. Volkswagen has come out with the facelift though there is no change under the engine for the petrol, the change comes in diesel giving it more power. With the latest model the company plans on taking on other cars and become the top seller on the Indian roads. There are some upgrades of features on the inside as well as outside but are they just enough to lure the Indian public into buying one of these. The car is available in the following colors Night Blue, Carbon Steel, Copper Orange, Reflex Silver, Flash Red and Candy White.
The German hatch is powered by a 1.2 Liter engine which has a capacity of 1198 cubic centimeter. The Multi Point Injection engine produces 75 brake horse power at 5400 revs and a peak torque of 110 Nm at 3750 revs. One would feel that the power of engine and the torque produced is less and it is, while on the driver seat the engine doesn’t offer much, it manages to overtake other cars but not that easily, on the highway also one keeps on wanting for more power, no doubt the engine is refined and is smooth and there is barely any noise in the cabin. The ride of the car is good with the McPherson Strut with stabilizer Bar and Semi-Independent trailing arm doing their job very well to keep all the bumps and shocks at bay. The car has a capacity to seat 5 people at the max that too takes a bit of cramping. The car has a fuel tank of 45 liters when full and go for 16.5 kilometers with each liter which is descent enough but less compared to the other hatches in the same segment. The steering of the Polo is very light which makes it a delight to drive but come into the higher speed band it might be bad to have such a soft steering. The car is perfect for driving in the city and is made for it, the car underperforms on the highway with its engine not helping it too. The car needs one to shell out Rs 6.07 Lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Exteriors and Interiors
On the outside the car comes with the beautifully designed five double spoke alloy wheels. The new head lamps and tail lamps on the newly designed bumper add to the sporty looks of the car. The chrome lining on the lower part of the bumper looks very nice. On the inside the car has chrome accents and aluminum finish on the center console. The interior looks plush with dual beige interiors and leather wrapped gear knob and hand brake. The music player comes with MP3, AM/FM, AUX, USB and Bluetooth compatibility. It even has controls on the steering to control the volume and the phone calls. Even the steering wheel is wrapped in the leather to give it a feeling of top end model.
The Polo Highline has ABS in it which offers better braking than the standard braking system. It also has added features like the engine immobilizer, central locking and the child safety locks. The body shape is made in such a way that it is crash resistance.