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Volkswagen PoloVolkswagen Polo is a 5 seater Hatchback available in a price range of Rs. 5.87 - 9.67 Lakh*. It is available in 4 variants, a 999 cc, BS6 and 2 transmission options: Manual & Automatic. Other key specifications of the Polo include a kerb weight of 1153kg, ground clearance of 165mm and boot space of 280 Liters. The Polo is available in 7 colours. Over 163 User reviews basis Mileage, Performance, Price and overall experience of users for Volkswagen Polo.

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Key Specs of Volkswagen Polo

Mileage (upto)18.24 kmpl
Engine (upto)999 cc
BHP108.6
TransmissionManual/Automatic
Seats5
Service CostRs.8,498/yr

Polo Latest Update

Latest Update: Volkswagen has revised the prices of the Polo. Find the new price list here.

Volkswagen Polo Price: The Polo is priced from Rs 5.87 lakh to Rs 9.67 lakh (ex-showroom).

Volkswagen Polo Variants: It is available in four variants: Trendline, Comfortline Plus, Highline Plus and GT.

Volkswagen Polo Powertrain: The Polo is powered by the same 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine, albeit in BS6 guise, that makes 75PS/95Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed MT. The BS6 Polo is also offered with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor that produces 110PS/175Nm and comes paired to either a 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT. While the 1.0-litre MPI engine returns 17.75kmpl, the 1.0-litre TSI petrol-manual unit offers 18.24kmpl. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol TSI engine, mated to the 6-speed AT, offers a fuel efficiency of 16.47kmpl.

Volkswagen Polo Features: Volkswagen offers the Polo with cruise control, auto AC with rear AC vents, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Volkswagen Polo Safety: Standard safety features on offer include rear parking sensors and dual front airbags.

Volkswagen Polo Rivals: It takes on the Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno/Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz and Honda Jazz.

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Volkswagen Polo price list (Variants)

1.0 MPI Trendline999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.75 kmplRs.5.87 Lakh*
1.0 MPI Comfortline Plus999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.75 kmplRs.6.82 Lakh*
1.0 TSI Highline Plus999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 18.24 kmpl
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Rs.8.08 Lakh*
GT 1.0 TSI999 cc, Automatic, PetrolRs.9.67 Lakh*
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Volkswagen Polo Review

The go-to hatchback for the enthusiast now trades its most-valuable asset in favour of a greener, less expensive future. Is the future still fun?

The Polo TSI has never needed any introduction among avid enthusiasts in the country. Spotting one on the road still commands some sort of respect, for the buyer clearly valued quality over quantity. Yes, it lacked space and features, but the uncompromised German build, a refined and powerful turbocharged engine (before they became ‘cool’) and a quick DSG transmission made it the choice of an uncompromised buyer. Now, however, the Polo has been given a new powertrain. A smaller, less refined 3-cylinder turbocharged motor. But it makes more power and finally gets a manual transmission. There are mixed emotions here. Time for a drive to sort these out. 

  • Car Tested: Volkswagen Polo Highline Plus 

    • Engine: 1.0L TSI

    • Transmission: 6-speed Manual

    • Price: Rs 8.02 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Prices

Prices for the 2020 Polo start from Rs 5.82 lakh and go upto Rs 9.59 lakh. The variant that we are driving, the Highline Plus, sits one below the GT Line and comes with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 8.02 lakh. Compared to the older GT TSI, it is a whopping Rs 1.7 lakh less expensive. And the current GT Line with the 6-speed AT is still Rs 15,000 less expensive than the older GT TSI. The only other turbo-petrol hatch in the country is the Nios Turbo, which retails at Rs 7.75 lakh.

Verdict

Driving the car for a day has let us understand the changes a lot. And most of them have been in favour of the Polo. The new engine-transmission combination gives it a split persona: offering a calmer and easier drive in the city and stronger thrills when you want to spice things up on a spirited drive. It offers a very relaxed drive experience on the highway as well. The cabin, while missing some essential features and rear space, definitely offers the best in class build quality and insulation. The only other thing that will initially bother you is the less refined engine and the crude engine note it brings with it.

If you value build, drive experience and ride over feature gimmicks and are willing to sacrifice on space, the Polo would be a good fit for you. While it is still priced at a premium, it clearly offers a better deal for the enthusiast. Turns out, the future is fun after all.

Exterior

Compared to the facelift that debuted in 2019, there are no visual changes. It still has the classic hatchback look with straight and strong body lines. The shape is so timeless that even today, it can play with your heartstrings. 

A new honeycomb grille, inspired by the one on the GTI, helps the Polo look sportier. Headlamps neither get DRLs, nor LEDs or projector lenses. At least the LED headlamps from the Vento would have been highly appreciated. 

The side profile remains identical with the smart 10-spoke 16-inch alloys helping with the stance. The tail lamps, however, are LED and look stylish with an offset element in the centre. A redone rear bumper rounds up the minimal exterior changes. 

Interior

There is absolutely nothing new inside the cabin. The Polo still continues with the all-black theme with gunmetal grey accents across the centre console. The interiors can be a little dark and not to everyone's liking. The build quality, however, is mighty impressive. The hard plastics have a sense of sturdiness and everything, including the door pads, are solidly put together. The insulation of the cabin is also impressive. In fact, it is much better than cars from even two segments above. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob are exclusive to the Polo Highline Plus and are not available in lower variants. These really help elevate the sense of quality in the cabin. 

The 6.5-inch touchscreen isn't the largest one out there, but is definity very user friendly. You’d appreciate the vibrant display, the touch sensitivity and the snappy response. It gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support with voice commands that can be activated from the steering wheel itself. Mirror link is also present; however, it is a less useful feature. What’s missing is a rear camera. Even the top Highline Plus variant skips on this now essential feature. And given that the same can be found on a Renault Kwid, this one hurts. 

The climate control works well and the knob to change the temperature and fan speed feel top notch as well. Other highlights include rain-sensing wipers, auto day night IRVM, all four power windows with one-touch operation, and cruise control. However, there’s no automatic headlamps on offer. You also get an adjustable front armrest with storage, but our testing team ended up having mixed feelings about this. Some found it comfortable, others found it outright intrusive given it tends to foul with the elbow while shifting to 2nd or 4th gear. 

At the back, things are a bit cramped for a premium hatchback. Anyone up to 5'9" wouldn't complain spending time here. However, if you're taller, you may have a different opinion as headroom and knee room are a bit tight. Seat cushioning is good and won't tire you easily. In terms of features, you get rear AC vents, a folding central cup/bottle holder and a 12V socket. 

Boot

The boot of the Polo can accommodate a variety of bags thanks to its large boot floor. In our luggage test, it swallowed up all the three hard bags with the rear parcel tray out, which is mighty impressive for a hatchback. And speaking of the tray, the higher variants get a carpet-like finish on the top which feels soft and premium.

Performance

Gone is the 1.2-litre TSI and the 1.5-litre TDi from the lineup. Instead, you can now get a 1.0-litre MPI or this one, a 1.0-liter TSI. The MPI is only available with a 6-speed manual whereas the TSI can be either had with a 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed torque converter automatic. Also, the TSI powertrain is only available in the Highline Plus or GT line variants. The one we have is the TSI MT, a purist’s dream for the Polo. But VW seems to have done this not to satisfy that extremely niche market, but to help make the Polo more price competitive. 

Fire up the motor and the reduced refinement levels are apparent. While it's plenty refined for a 3-cylinder, it obviously isn’t as smooth as the 4-cylinder 1.2 TSi at idle. Get going and the vibes start to fade away faster than politicians after elections. The clutch is light and gear throws are fairly short if a bit notchy. The Polo feels a bit chilled out before the turbo kicks in and you won't find any instant acceleration there. Cross the 2400rpm mark, however, and you are met with a surprising boost. One which helps you take off and keep on building speeds in a linear and fast manner till you hit the 6500rpm redline. This sort of acceleration is hard to experience below the Rs 10 lakh mark, and is noticeably stronger than what the 1.2 TSI offered. In fact, in our VBox performance run, the Polo clocked a 0-100kmph time of 9.66 seconds. That's a second faster than the 1.2-litre GT TSI, which managed the sprint in 10.61s. This isn't a surprise as the new motor makes 110PS and 175Nm of torque, and the manual transmission lets you launch the car faster. This is 5PS more than the older TSI with the same amount of twisting force. One thing that we do miss though is the engine note, which is crude in this iteration of the Polo. 

What is a surprise, however, is the Polo's dual personality. With tall gearing, the Polo manages to creep in traffic effortlessly. Even under 2000rpm, the Polo gets going cleanly even in a higher gear. Yes, acceleration isn’t brisk but the hatch never complains to move along between bumpers. In 3rd gear, 30-80kmph takes 8.54seconds and 40-100kmph in 4th takes 13.74seconds. Drive easy and the Polo will return a tested 15.16kmpl in the city. 

Out on the highway, the 6th gear comes into play. Meant purely for cruising, the 6th cog keeps the engine spinning at 2000 rpm at 100kmph, returning a tested 17.21kmpl. This is close to the claimed 18.24kmpl ARAI figure. While you can build speed in 6th gear, you will have to downshift to 5th for any quick overtakes. Braking too is impressive in both feel and stopping power, getting the 1072kg Polo to a halt from 100kmph in just 40.26metres. 

Ride and handling

Driving dynamics of the Polo have been appreciated for ages. But this time around, there seems to be one big change. Better ride comfort. Yes, you heard that right. The Polo is now a lot more compliant on speed brakes and sharper bumps inside the city. It no longer makes a loud thud or feel harsh going over broken roads and speed breakers. In fact, this setup is so well balanced that it feels just right for Indian roads, and not just metros. It quickly settles after a bump, absorbs the surface harshness at reasonable speeds and is very quiet in doing so too. 

And, because the front end is now lighter thanks to the smaller engine, the handling remains the same, if not better. The front now feels more poised and sharper to turn in and the steering still has decent feedback to keep pointing the wheels where you want them to. It's still a heavy car and will cause understeer if driven enthusiastically. However, the new setup is more accepting when you put your foot down on a set of twisties. 

Safety

Safety has always been one of the Polo’s strongest points. The tank-like build helps keep you safe in the event of an accident. The list of safety requirements is limited and you only get 2 airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors. 

Pros & Cons of Volkswagen Polo

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If you value build, drive experience and ride over feature gimmicks and are willing to sacrifice on space, the Polo would be a good fit for you.

Things We Like

  • Punchy turbo engine
  • Solid build quality
  • Enthusiast handling
  • Clean and classic looks

Things We Don't Like

  • Missing features like a reverse camera
  • Lack of rear seat space
  • Priced at a premium
  • DSG automatic no longer available
  • No diesel engine option

Stand Out Features

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    6.5-inch touchscreen

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    Rain-sensing wipers

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    Leather-wrapped steering

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    Cruise control

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Volkswagen Polo User Reviews

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  • Good Car

    The driving comfort is so good. It feels very good compared to other cars. And, the outer body is so strong.

    By subash s
    On: Aug 24, 2020 | 28 Views
  • VW Polo TDI Owners And It Is Poor Car

    I'm the owner of a 2018 model, 1.5 TDI Polo. It was my dream car. I purchased it from Gwalior Samarth VW. I faced its first problem after 3 months, Starter mother slippin...Read More

    By navaz
    On: Aug 09, 2020 | 2725 Views
  • 4 Years Of POLO MPI Ownership

    The car is reliable in terms of performance as well as safety. Lack of a service network is an issue. Service cost is 9.5K, Mileage - 13KMPL.

    By bhanu prakash
    On: Sep 18, 2020 | 54 Views
  • Most Familiar Hatchbacks.

    One of the most familiar hatchbacks in India. Most stylish and reliable car. You will never disappointed with polo.

    By sabyasachi mohanty
    On: Sep 12, 2020 | 29 Views
  • Change Of Life.

    Good condition with safety, no sound mainly I am happy that I have not faced any issue with this car, service charges are high otherwise it is a fantastic car in my life ...Read More

    By shivappa sk
    On: Sep 10, 2020 | 147 Views
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Volkswagen Polo Colours

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  • Sunset Red
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  • Toffee Brown
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  • Candy White
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What is the exact on-road price of Volkswagen Polo?

The on-road price of Polo in Delhi starts at Rs. 6,52,602. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

What are the latest September offers available on Volkswagen Polo?

For the month of September 2020, 2 offers are available on the Volkswagen Polo in Delhi.

Which car is better Polo or Swift?

Polo price starts at Rs 5.87 Lakh ex-showroom and Swift price starts Rs 5.19 Lakh ex-showroom. Compare these two models on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What will the EMI or down payment for Volkswagen Polo?

Volkswagen Polo EMI starts at ₹ 12,884 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of Rs 6.09 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 68,000.

Does the Volkswagen Polo have a sunroof?

Volkswagen Polo does not have a sunroof.

In basic model .. is steering contains audio system buttons

Raghu asked on 17 Sep 2020

No, the base model of Polo does not have a steering mounted audio control featur...

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By Cardekho Experts on 17 Sep 2020

Which speakers are offered in Polo?

Josemon asked on 17 Sep 2020

As per our knowledge, Volkswagen Polo is offered with DYNAUDIO speakers. Moreove...

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By Cardekho Experts on 17 Sep 2020

I am planning for comfortline which is within my budget. I would like to know an...

Suresh asked on 10 Sep 2020

The old 1.2 MPI petrol engine delivers 74bhp@5400rpm/110Nm@3000-4300rpm....

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By Cardekho Experts on 10 Sep 2020

Does new Polo TSI has Fixed Geometry Turbo?

Tamal asked on 10 Sep 2020

Yes, Polo TSI has Fixed Geometry Turbo.

By Cardekho Experts on 10 Sep 2020

In Volkswagen Polo car variants which one is best under 5.30-6.00lakhs?

Lokesh asked on 5 Sep 2020

As per your budget, there is only one variant available i.e. 1.0 MPI Trendline. ...

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May 26, 2020 12:08:43 PM

Bring back 1.2 and 1.5 engines

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    Jan 16, 2020 9:36:21 PM

    Polo is a racing car

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      harsh
      Jan 16, 2020 8:06:36 AM

      No 1 safe hatchback car in this price

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