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Volkswagen Polo

1.6 TDI Review

May 26th, 2010 | By Thomas

VW #8216;s new oil-burning Polo TDI may not be as as Ford#8217;s Fiesta but it#8217;s right, practical and supremely competent, The Wheel Deal.

Back I was in high school and the venerable Golf and Toyota Tazz the roost, buying a hatchback was a exercise. But today, with manufacturers waking up to the fact modern takes of these compacts are essential for securing sales figures, well, the within this booming has made it tricky to say the least.

From the Ford Fiesta and Clio to the recently released DS3 and Suzuki Swift, there’s a of models to choose from. And thanks to Volkswagen’s brand new those hatch-seeking motorists us have yet another brochure to over and consider. And indeed, in TDI form, this classy makes a strong case for

For unlike most of its rivals, miniature Teuton trades up usual in-your-face small car for a silhouette shaped by smooth, lines and the sort of design you’d normally associate members of a far more expensive of machinery. Of course some may find this approach somber, and perhaps even a boring, but there is no debating the efforts of Volkswagen’s sculptors appeal to those wishing to looking like a beer-guzzling from the West Rand.

Undeniably sleek and sophisticated on the this classy approach has been carried through the interior; a move that you feel as if you’re actually inside a miniature Golf VI perched behind the Polo’s steering wheel. Ergonomics are well sorted and the generous of the driver’s seat means even lanky six-foot freaks like myself can get before firing up that lump and heading off down the

To be expected from all current products, overall build is exceptional and features like the soft-touch dashboard certainly well for a lifetime of inner-city use and In terms of tech goodies, TDI model does come with a fairly cushy of electro paraphernalia including a decent MP3/CD sound and switchable (thankfully) Electronic Control. Our test model came with the Park Control (R3 510) but, due respect, anyone who fits Polo with this shouldn’t be allowed within 20m of a vehicle; let alone try and position one their favourite sidewalk

Predictably, out on the black stuff the new TDI stays true to its cultured by dishing out a driving experience refined rather than It’s certainly not as sharp – or as fun to around – as Ford’s whiptastic Fiesta but as hatchbacks go it scores across a number of different disciplines.

Cool and composed at when out on the highway thanks to a suspension setup, it’s a cinch to maneuver around due to the general degree of slickness into the car’s controls. I found the steering and clutch a too light but these qualities no doubt be enjoyed by 99% of the Polo’s customer base.

What did flick my switch, was the brand new common-rail diesel that pumps out a healthy of power and torque. Smooth-revving all the way up to its – although in practice it’s pointless taking it past the mark – it suits the Polo’s down to a tee and impresses with its flexibility and considerable fuel In fact, for the time being of it’s probably the best in the new Polo range.

Priced practical and extremely competent, the Volkswagen Polo TDI is definitely the car throwing your money at if after a supermini that stylish sensibilities above the shouty styling cues mould most other of the current small hatch Sure, the less expensive still pips it dynamically but in of everyday acceptability, the Polo away with the cup. decisions, decisions…

Volkswagen Polo 1.6 TDI Fast

Engine: 1598cc four-cylinder

Power: 77kW at 4400rpm

250Nm from 1500 –

0-100km/h: 10.4 seconds

Top Speed: 189km/h (claimed)

Consumption: 4.2l/100km (claimed

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