2010 Volkswagen Polo – Top Speed India

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2010 Volkswagen Polo

on 09.6.2011 17:19 by Karanbir

The Polo is setting ablaze the at the Indian version of the Polo Young aspiring F1 drivers aim to win coveted championship and then to race in Europe in the Volkswagen cup. The German manufacturer has aggressive and bold in India and to chart their own path than going with the

The VW Jetta, Passat and Toureg, all us with their quality and with the Polo the manufacturer to be acknowledged by the enthusiast buyer as So far it’s worked well. VW has rolled out its 100,000th car from its near Pune with the car being rolled out within months of the 50,000th car.

The is VW’s money spinning car and prices starting from to Rs6,44,475 for the petrol and Rs5,64,130 to for the diesel variant ex-showroom New we predict tough times for the manufacturers.

So far it’s been a very like performance by Volkswagen. dealerships are run extremely professionally, and marketing too has been spot on and their Chakan plant was in a record time of 17 months. The is the cheapest European car available in and not since the launch of the Swift in has any car in the hatchback segment been so


The Polo is based on the platform which is the same as the Fabia. The Polo has become with every generation and the version is very German in its Clean simple lines, flashy, no unwarranted extra elements and unbelievably well put It’s a smart looking car having any flair to its looks.

If we had to one, then the front with its large VW badge on the bar horizontal grille and sharp on the well defined bumper is the looking part of the car. The arches are mildly flared and the is minimalist without being with a strong crease


The interior layout of the is simple. The controls are put together in an manner and you instinctively know everything is. Styling is typically like German cars could be aesthetically boring to Classically VW, the quality of material is top notch and a class apart. The and beige dashboard with red for the instrument gauges gives an air of

The dials are large and legible, console is neat, there is storage space and door all round. The faux chrome handles look good but is no option of steering wheel controls, rear parking and surprisingly no aux port.

Talking up front the driver and passenger have generous headroom and legroom with supportive but the rear passengers aren’t as and kneeroom is poor for a premium If we have found a fault yet the Polo then it has to be with the of interior space.

The Trendline variant gets power windows, power and air-con, while the Comfortline with power windows all body colored door and the top-of-the-line gets a MP3 player, wiper, remote locking, display, alloy wheels, fog ABS and airbags.

Engine and performance

The comes with three variants. A 1.2 and 1.6-litre petrol and a diesel. The three-cylinder 1.2-litre engine produces 75PS@5400rpm and of torque at 2000rpm which on doesn’t promise much but the is refined and the Polo delivers driveability. Power is available the rev band and 100kmph is reached in 17seconds. The timing is modest at but what makes it impressive is the way she her power.

The 1.2 petrol engine the most powerful in the hatchback but she makes up for it with a superb gear box that delivers power delivery. The gear is slick and precise and the Polo an ARAI claimed fuel of 17.24 which is more the Skoda Fabia, Hyundai and Fiat Grande Punto but less than the Honda

The 1.6-litre petrol engine is the as the one used in the Polo Cup and for the enthusiast this is the best choice of in the premium hatchback segment. The produces 105PS@5250rpm and 153Nm of at 3750rpm. The 1.6-litr engine is with a 5-speed manual box and has a claimed fuel efficiency of

The engine which is selling the is the 1.2-litre common-rail 3 cylinder engine which is the same as in the Fabia. The engine isn’t as as a 4-cylinder unit and produces 4200rpm and a torque of 180Nm@2000rom. the linear power delivery of the power is delivered in bursts by the VGT engine and it feels unresponsive and more than 16seconds to

The 5-speed gearbox which is the same as the Fabia is not slick and isn’t the strongest point of the The shabby performance to an extent is up by the Polo’s excellent ARAI fuel efficiency of 22.1kmpl.


The suspension setting for driving is perfect. The MacPherson in the front and torsion beams at the absorbs the bumps and undulations the occupants feeling them. The improves at high speed and so the stability of the Polo. It is confidence and feels as planted as luxury at three digit speeds. is the Polo’s strength and we can only of the Swift which can come to the Polo in this department.

is an air of solidity to the handling especially the way the feels and the accurate steering. is a bit of body roll but the Polo satisfy all your racer boy On the whole, ride and handling is perfectly.


The Polo’s competitor will be the recently Maruti Suzuki Swift. The is sort of a legend in Indian with its sharp handling, looks and low cost of maintenance. The i20 with its interior space, quality, styling and refined has been selling well its launch.

The exceptionally built Skoda with its good ride is another competitor. The Nissan is also another good package.


To put it in a nutshell, the gives you German engineering at an price. You get a high-quality car built to standards. It feels and drives different to the Japanese hatches we have become used to. It a benchmark in handling, build offers excellent ride and for the heads VW offers a 1.6-petrol

It’s smartly styled feeling car and the only area it is the interior space and the low on performance engine.

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