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Volkswagen Polo

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4 Rating(s) | 4 Review(s)
RM 74,060
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Polo Specs
Engine 1598 cc
Power 103 hp
Transmission Type Automatic
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Central Locking Yes
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Polo Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Polo

Simple yet elegant looks

German build quality

Fun to drive

Great engine

Rear AC vent

Things We Dont Like in Polo

No manual transmission

No sunroof

Missing LED lighting

Recent Updates of Polo

Latest Update: The company is yet to announce its latest plans regarding the Polo.

Volkswagen Polo Price and Variants: The Polo is available in the Comfortline trim in Malaysia with an optional Join package. The car commands an entry-level price of RM 74,800.

Volkswagen Polo Engine and Mileage: The Volkswagen Polo is equipped with a 1.6-litre petrol engine which produces 105PS maximum power at 5,250rpm and 153Nm peak torque at 3,800rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed Tiptronic transmission. The car returns a mileage of around 18.78kmpl.

Volkswagen Polo Features: Dual airbags, cruise control, Climatronic air-conditioning, multifunction leather wrapped steering wheel, rear parking distance control, 6.5-inch touchscreen unit, electronic anti-theft immobilizer, height adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth support, child seat anchor, multifunction information display, Apple-Connect, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors.

Volkswagen Polo Rivals: Peugeot 208 Puretech, Honda Jazz, Toyota Yaris, Kia Rio

Volkswagen Polo 2020: The optional Join package was introduced for the 2020 model year.

Volkswagen Polo 2020 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Volkswagen Polo 1.6L Comfortline RM 74,060 *
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1598 cc, 103 hp, Automatic, Petrol
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Volkswagen Polo Colors

Polo is available in 4 different colors - Candy White, Reflex Silver, Flash Red and Carbon Steel Grey.

  • Candy White

  • Reflex Silver

  • Flash Red

  • Carbon Steel Grey

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Volkswagen Polo Review

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict

Overview

Volkswagen Polo has got a rich history of its own. From the year when its production began to today’s time, the Polo has seen many revisions and upgrades to make it that much more suitable and applicable to the changing market and people’s needs. Today, the Volkswagen Polo is in its sixth generation and it still continues to lure in more and more customers every year. As for the Malaysian market, the Polo is available in two variants and a single engine option - 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. VW has introduced the Polo JOIN model that is a bit on the expensive side and offers a few more added features.

Interior & Features

The all-black theme in the Polo’s cabin makes it very sporty. The seats are very comfortable and supportive. If you want a bit more luxury then you can opt for the Polo JOIN model that includes 'Vienna' leather seat upholstery. There is ample amount of space at the front and the space at the rear is also decent. The three-spoke steering wheel is very nice to hold and feels sporty. Behind it is a nicely designed instrument cluster that keeps you updated with relevant vehicle information at all times. The dashboard layout is very simple. The red font on the buttons on the centre console is a nice touch. There is a 6.5-inch touchscreen entertainment system that features connectivity options like Bluetooth, AUX, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.

Despite having a restricted amount of space for the rear passengers, Volkswagen has kept the comfort level in check. Not only the seats are nicely contoured and comfortable, but there is also a rear AC vent. That is a welcoming feature. How many hatchbacks in this price range offer this?

Exterior

The current generation Volkswagen Polo is the best looking model ever. VW has done a tremendous job in keeping its design as contemporary as possible without compromising its style and attractiveness. The front of the Polo features a pair of headlamps that are so popular among the car enthusiasts that they instantly recognise it is a Polo. Also, the front grille is very minimalistic with a few horizontal chrome slats joining the two headlamps and VW badge sitting in the middle. The bumper has been given a similar layout.

From the side, the Volkswagen Polo is very proportionate and classy. There is no drama whatsoever. The design is just plain and simple and doesn’t stop to attract you. We really like the silver alloy wheels on the red colour Polo. Moving towards the rear end of the car, you would find a couple of small tail light cluster that fits the overall rear dimensions perfectly.

Ride & Handling

The Polo has got a multi-personality. It can be a calm, family hatchback on a day-to-day basis. And on the weekends or when you’re driving it solo, it can turn into this fun-to-drive car. It is quick, agile and exciting. Volkswagen didn’t want the Polo to be boring. Even though it kept things very simple in terms of looks and design, underneath the skin this hatchback is a completely different story.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

Under the hood of the Volkswagen Polo is a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that has been tuned to produce a total of 105 PS of max power at 5250 revs and the peak torque of 153 Nm is generated at 3800 revs. Just like the engine, there is only a single transmission option - a 6-speed automatic unit. Volkswagen has tuned both the engine and transmission to work in unison to provide an optimal driving experience without compromising on the fuel efficiency. VW claims that the Polo is capable to give a fuel economy of 15.8 kmpl. Considering this and the large fuel tank, the Polo can provide you with a range of around 700 km on a tank full.

Braking & Safety

The build quality of the Volkswagen Polo is rock solid. The use of high strength steel with crumple zones in the car’s structure clearly shows that safety is among the top-most priority for VW. The list of safety features for a car at a price point like this is pretty decent. It includes Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Brake Assist (BA), Anti-pinch windows for all 4 doors, Child seat anchor for child seat system ISOFIX, Electronic anti-theft immobiliser, Front Airbags, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), LED third brake light, Safety-optimised front head restraints, Triple flash lane change indicator, and 3-point seat belts for rear occupants.

Verdict

A powerful and fuel efficient engine, sporty yet elegant looks, attractive interior with a good amount of luxury, fun and exciting to drive, a good number of safety features; we think the Volkswagen Polo is a complete package. There are two variants available - COMFORTLINE and COMFORTLINE VIENNA - starting at a price of RM 74,990. And for those customers who always want a bit of extra, the Polo JOIN would be a good choice. It offers added features which include Black trunk garnish, Black rear spoiler, Leather seats, Black body side mouldings, Aluminium side scuff plates, Window film by VW Tint, 'JOIN' Emblem. Of course, you need to pay extra for this.

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    Haruun Jul 07, 2020 for Volkswagen Polo

    Among all the hatchbacks in the market, the Volkswagen Polo is one of the easiest and fun cars to drive. I have been owning this car for over a year and I always loved sitting inside it, be it behind the wheel or in the back row. It has got enough space for four and the seats are very well Read More

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    Musawwir Jul 04, 2020 for Volkswagen Polo

    I have always had a notion that Volkswagen cars are more premium and the after-sale service might cost more than the Suzuki and others. But since I loved the Polo hatchback very much, I took the quotation from a showroom and even consulted a few owners. And to my surprise, the Volkswagen Polo is not a very high maintenance car Read More

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    Ahmad Sep 03, 2019 for Volkswagen Polo

    If you are searching for a stylish, modern yet comfortable ride, then stop here and listen to my advice. Try for Volkswagen Polo. It is well built and great to drive. It delivers a super smooth and comfortable performance. Are you are confused that whether you should buy the polo or not? Yes, u can take Volkswagen Polo without any Read More

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    Alan Sep 03, 2018 for Volkswagen Polo

    My parents gifted me a sparkling red Volkswagen Polo as wedding gift. The beauty of this car lies in the fact that though it sports a smaller engine it has the same horse power and strength as manyother bigger cars. Since I have an average height I always had a difficult time getting a full view of the road in Read More

Volkswagen Polo FAQ

What are the Safety Features Available in Volkswagen Polo?

The safety features available in Volkswagen Polo Below:

Feature Value
Driver Airbag Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes
Side Airbag-Front No
Side Airbag-Rear No
Child Safety Locks Yes
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Brake Assist Yes
Ebd Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System No
Rear Seat Belts Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes
Rear Camera No
Parking Sensors Yes
Crash Sensor Yes
Engine Check Warning Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No
Front Impact Beams Yes
Side Impact Beams Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Traction Control No
What are the Dimensions of Volkswagen Polo?

Below are the Dimensions of Volkswagen Polo:

Feature Value
Cargo Volume 280 L
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 45 L
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Length 3970 mm
Width 1682 mm
Height 1453 mm
Wheel Base 2470 mm
Front Tread 1463 mm
Rear Tread 1463 mm
No Of Doors 5
Kerb Weight 1020 kg
What is the Engine Capacity of Volkswagen Polo?

Volkswagen Polo comes with 1 variants. The Top variant 1.6L Comfortline:

Engine Specification
Engine 1598 cc
Power 103 hp

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