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Volkswagen Polo Overview: Price, Mileage, Specifications

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The hatchback segment has seen a boom in recent months with the launch of the Tata Altroz and 2020 Hyundai i20. However, among the range of new hatchbacks, there is one hatchback that still manages to garner attention, 10 years after its launch. This is the Volkswagen Polo, and over its 10 year history in India, it has undergone minimal external changes but many fundamental mechanical changes. This overview of the Volkswagen Polo will highlight why it is still a capable hatchback to consider.

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Volkswagen Polo Specifications

Volkswagen Polo Engine & Transmission

Engine

1.0-litre MPI

1.0-litre TSI

Transmission

6-speed Manual

6-speed Automatic

Mileage

17.74 kmpl

18.24 kmpl

Volkswagen Polo Dimensions

Length

3971 mm

Width

1682 mm

Height

1469 mm

Boot Space

280 litres

Volkswagen Polo Safety Features

Airbags

Standard Dual Front Airbags

ABS

Yes

Safety Rating

4-star Global NCAP

Exteriors

Based on a platform that underpinned the Audi A1 10 years ago, the Volkswagen Polo was carved out of a simple yet effective design language. As a result the Polo came wearing a timeless design that has aged gracefully. 

Spinny Assured VW Polo Front

Receiving several updates over the years, the VW Polo still continues to be one of the hottest looking hatchbacks in India. Overall, the VW Polo sported a clean swept back headlamp design with halogen bulbs that looked stylish and modern. On either side of the headlamps was the horizontal grille that had a triple chrome slat design dominated by a large Volkswagen logo at the centre. The bonnet got some muscular creases that ran from the edge of the grille and integrated into the A-pillars. Overall, the VW Polo’s industrial and minimal design has stood the test of time with a blend of curvy and edgy elements.

Spinny Assured VW Polo side

From the side, the Polo did a superb job in looking like a mean machine with an evidently raised suspension and increased ground clearance of 168 mm. The wheel arches were muscularly raised to give the German hatchback a sportier stance. The chunky seven spoke alloy wheels looked dapper and even the ORVMS were body-colored.

Spinny Assured VW Polo rear

The rear too looks balanced, with a large body-colored bumper and a minimalistic tail lamp design. In terms of overall looks, the rear complements the overall German theme of the vehicle and gives the vehicle a holistically elegant approach.

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Exterior Key Highlights

  • Dual chamber headlamps
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Sporty, modern design
  • 168 mm of ground clearance

Interiors

Spinny Assured VW Polo Dashboard

Once inside the VW Polo first thing you will notice is the fact that the interiors are synonymous with pure German design. The interiors feel durable and fully capable of handling abuse, which is also a reason why pre-owned Polo’s tend to shine over other competitors. The focus is placed on functionality and is evident from the entire layout of the dashboard. The three spoke steering wheel has a good hold and comes with rake as well as reach adjustments that are standard on every variant. The driver’s seat is height adjustable making it easy for you to find your perfect driving position. 

Spinny Assured VW Polo Driver seat

The dashboard looks well laid out with all crucial controls conveniently placed at an arm’s length. The centre is dominated by a double din stereo that is given chrome treatment as well. The Polo is also one of the very few vehicles to have Euro-style control stalks (indicator on the left, wipers on the right). 

Spinny Assured VW Polo Rear seat

Rear seats are also comfortable but are meant for 2 passengers at max with the third one feeling a bit squeezed. The rear headroom however, is more than enough for even passengers taller than 6ft. Finally coming to storage, the Polo has top-notch storage spaces. The glove box was the largest amongst hatchbacks back then while the B-pillars had a pair of innovatively placed bag hooks. Boot space was at 280 liters, one of the largest from this segment. 

Interior Key Highlights

  • Durable interiors
  • Climate Control AC
  • Large boot space of 280 litres
  • Spacious cabin
  • Ample Storage Spaces
  • Flat-Bottom Steering

Engine, Performance and Safety Overview

When it comes to power, the 2020 Volkswagen Polo comes with two petrol engine options. On the lower variants, the Polo comes with 1.0-litre MPI engines producing 76 PS of power and 95 Nm of torque. The higher variants get the more exciting 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine with 110 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque.

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For older models, the VW Polo has been offered with more than 4 different engine options with each one being better than the one before it. These engines can still be enjoyed on pre-owned VW Polo cars.

Volkswagen Polo Engine History

Model

Engine

Mileage

2010-2013 VW Polo

1.2-litre petrol

17 kmpl

1.2-litre diesel

22 kmpl

1.6-litre petrol

15.26 kmpl

2013-2016 VW Polo

1.2-litre TSI petrol

17.2 kmpl

1.5-litre TDI diesel

21.5 kmpl

2016-2019 VW Polo

1.0-litre MPI petrol

17.7 kmpl

2020 VW Polo

1.0-litre MPI petrol

17.7 kmpl

1.0-litre TSI petrol

18.2 kmpl

Coming to driving dynamics the Volkswagen Polo has always been known for its dynamic capabilities. As a capable hatchback, the VW Polo is a very involving car to drive. Handling is crisp and ride quality is good as well. The suspension set-up is stiff and sturdy throughout the ride. The steering feels good at triple digit speeds and gives a lot of confidence since the braking too is very sharp. 

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Talking about safety, the Volkswagen Polo is pure peace of mind. The hatchback comes equipped with advanced occupant safety with Dual airbags, driver and passenger side, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and electronic Anti-theft immobilizer. In fact the 2014 and onwards built Polo managed to bag a 4 star safety level in crash test. Talking about build quality, Germans are known for top notch build quality and the cabin too feels like a safe and assuring place to be in. With a balanced engine spectrum and ample safety the VW Polo makes a strong case for itself.

Performance & Safety Key Highlights

  • Powerful diesel engine
  • Capable petrol engines
  • Excellent NVH Levels
  • Durable build quality
  • 4-star safety rating since 2014

Volkswagen Polo Price

Even in 2021, the Volkswagen Polo is a feature-packed premium hatchback which features updated TSI engines while retaining the same build quality. With prices starting from ₹6.1 lakhs, the Polo offers performance and quality that rivals many of the newer hatchbacks in India.

Volkswagen Polo On-Road Price

Variant

Transmission

Ex-Showroom Price

On-Road Price (Delhi-NCR)

VW Polo Trendline

MPI Manual

₹6.16 lakhs

₹7.03 lakhs

VW Polo Comfortline

MPI Manual

₹7.11 lakhs

₹7.90 lakhs

TSI Manual

₹7.41 lakhs

₹8.41 lakhs

TSI Automatic

₹8.61 lakhs

₹9.47 lakhs

VW Polo Highline

TSI Manual

₹8.49 lakhs

₹9.60 lakhs

TSI Automatic

₹9.60 lakhs

₹10.83 lakhs

VW Polo GT TSI

TSI Automatic

₹9.99 lakhs

₹11.27 lakhs

Used Volkswagen Polo Price

The Volkswagen Polo has been one of the most attractive hatchbacks to own in India, owing to the great build quality, powerful engines, and German reliability. A pre-owned Volkswagen Polo offers great value for people looking to buy a fun hatchback that has been built to last. In terms of price, used Volkswagen Polo cars are available as low as ₹2.4 lakhs depending on the model year that you are looking to buy.

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Spinny Assured Used Volkswagen Polo

DELHI-NCR

Prices Starting from

₹2.49 LAKHS

BANGALORE

Prices Starting from

₹4.00 LAKHS

HYDERABAD

Prices Starting from

₹4.74 LAKHS

PUNE

Prices Starting from

₹2.95 LAKHS

MUMBAI

Prices Starting from

₹3.06 LAKHS

AHMEDABAD

Prices Starting from

₹2.78 LAKHS

CHENNAI

Prices Starting from

₹4.18 LAKHS

KOLKATA

Prices Starting from

₹3.70 LAKHS

Volkswagen Polo Alternatives

Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20

The new Hyundai i20 further improves on the quality of the outgoing Hyundai Elite i20 while introducing exciting engine and transmission options. Starting from ₹6.8 lakhs and featuring petrol and diesel engines in its range, the Hyundai i20 offers a very enticing option for those looking at premium hatchbacks.

Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz

Tata’s entry in the premium hatchback segment is quite exciting. The Tata Altroz delivers a very European design paired with comfortable interiors, and petrol and diesel engine options. The starting price of ₹5.7 lakhs makes it a more affordable option to consider.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The ever-popular Maruti Suzuki Swift has retained its fun-to-drive character even in 2021. At a starting price of ₹5.7 lakhs, the highly reliable petrol engines and the famed Maruti mileage, is a combination worth paying for.

FAQ about Volkswagen Polo

Does the Volkswagen Polo have a sunroof?

No, the Volkswagen Polo does not come with a sunroof.

What transmission types are offered on Volkswagen Polo

The 2021 Volkswagen Polo is equipped with a 6-speed manual and torque converter automatic transmission. Older variants came with 5-speed manual gearbox and DSG automatic transmissions.

What is the maintenance cost of Volkswagen Polo?

The maintenance cost of Volkswagen Polo ranges between ₹6,400 to ₹8,700.

How fast is the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI?

The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI can go from 0-100 km/h in under 10 seconds and reach a top speed of 160 km/h

Which is the most popular variant Volkswagen Polo?

The most popular variant of the Volkswagen Polo is the Highline variant that is available with the option of TSI engine and automatic transmission.

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