Expert Review of Volkswagen Polo 2009-2013 Petrol Highline 1.6L
Volkswagen India is the fully owned auxiliary of the German automobile giant and luxury car maker Volkswagen Group. This company is selling its vehicles in the lucrative Indian car market since year, 2007 and their vehicles are doing very well in terms of sales and dependability. This has helped Volkswagen India to generate a strong foothold in the country and create a name for them. Their admirable fleet of vehicles consists of a few vehicles, which include an SUV, a few sedans and an impressive hatchback, Volkswagen Polo Petrol Highline 1.6L. This charming hatchback has a brilliant bodyline and a very sleek appearance making it one of the most liked hatchbacks in its segment. Volkswagen Polo model lineup was first launched in year, 2010 and since then this sleek and stylish hatchback is doing incredible business for the company. Volkswagen Polo India is developed at the company’s manufacturing facility, which is based closer to the town of Chakan that is located in the state of Maharashtra. According to a Volkswagen Polo review, this hatchback is one of the top selling vehicles of the company and has done incredible business along with helping the company to increase their market value in the country’s automobile market. This polished Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrolhas become a style statement for many people across the country with its pristine bodyline and luxuriant interiors. Volkswagen Polo model line is being offered in both petrol and diesel variants with three trims for each variant and also another superior petrol variant with a more powerful engine, which is the Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol. Apart from these variants, the company had also launched IPL versions of this hatchback with smart and trendy IPL branding and decals along with some added features at the same cost to the customers during these IPL league matches. These IPL versions of Volkswagen Polo also garnered an incredible response with remarkable sales. The company has taken immense care and put in a lot of hard work in the designing and development of this stylish hatchback, Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol. Along with the exteriors, the luxuriant and refreshing interiors have been loaded with some advanced and refined safety and convenience features for making the driving experience pleasurable for the driver as well as for the other passengers.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
With a performance packed 1.6 L fuel efficient power train under its hood; this Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol is capable of generating an impressive mileage of 15.26 kmpl depending on the driving conditions.
Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol is available in quite a few impressive colors such as candy white, flash red along with glacier blue, reflex silver, pepper grey and a deep black. All these metallic colors are brilliant and suits this hatchback aptly.
Acceleration and Pick up
This Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol has a power packed engine with a lot of power and torque. The commanding 1.6 litre power train can make this hatchback attain a top speed of 183.8 kmph, which is remarkable. This powerful engine also has the capacity to propel the Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol from 0-100 kmph in just about 11.1 seconds, which is almost equal to quite a few bigger sedans in the Indian car market.
The appearance of this wonderful yet elegant hatchback, Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol is simply outstanding with sleek and striking exteriors. The front grille has quite a bit of chrome and a large Volkswagen badge embedded in it. The headlamp cluster is powered with halogen head lights, while the front body colored bumper has been fitted with a couple of bright fog lamps to enhance the visibility of the driver in any weather conditions. The front windshield is a made of a high quality green tinted heat absorbing toughened glass with front intermittent wipers and this hatchback also has a tow hook in the front as well as in the rear. The sides have neat and tidily carved wheel arches, which are bestowed with a modish set of 15 inch alloy wheels with tyre size 185/60 R15 along with nicely designed body colored outside rear view mirrors as well as door handles. The rear end has a prominent Volkswagen insignia, which is also the boot lid opener, while the rear wind screen has a rear defogger as well as a wiper.
The Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol being one of the top end version in the Volkswagen India stable, the company has endowed this classy hatchback with quite a few sophisticated and refined features. The long list of such comfort features include a plush seating arrangement for five passengers, seats covered with premium upholstery, a multi-function display with several notification and warning lamps, height adjustable driver’s seat, a power steering that can be tilt and telescopically adjusted, an advanced MP3 player with FM Radio and Aux-in option along with 4 speakers and a roof antenna, a stylish instrument cluster that has a tachometer, speedometer, an odometer as well as a trip odometer, power windows for all the doors, outside rear view mirrors that can be power adjusted from the inside, power door locks, cup and bottle holders, 60/40 split folding rear seats to take care of extra baggage, a parcel tray for keeping things at hand, rear parking sensors and power door locks with remote transmitters and 2 keys. Apart from all this the Volkswagen Polo boot space is also quite spacious and can accommodate quite a few things as well.
The overall dimensions of Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol is quite impressive with a total length of 3970mm and an overall width of 1682mm along with a total height of 1453mm and a roomy wheel base of 2456mm. The ground clearance of this spacious hatchback is 168mm, which is quite good for this segment.
The Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol has been fitted with commanding yet fuel efficient engine, which is authoritative and peppy. This 1598cc, 4-cylinder in-line power train has the capacity to generate a peak power output of 102.9Bhp at 5250 Rpm along with a maximum torque of 153Nm at 3750 Rpm. This lively and energetic engine has been cleverly mated with a smoother 5-Speed manual gear box transmission for efficient gear shifts.
The wheels of this stylish Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol version are a trendy set of 15 inch alloy wheels. The tyre size of these alloy wheels is 185/60 R15, which ensure that they provide efficient control and stability on any road conditions. These alloy wheels are being offered only as a set of 4 wheels and not five as available in other variants.
The sturdy suspension of this well built hatchback, Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.6 litre petrol is a McPherson Strut with a stabilizer bar for the front wheel, while the rear end has a semi independent trailing arm. This robust suspension is quite capable of taking in a lot of jerks and unavoidable potholes and bumps and yet makes the drive pleasurable for the passengers.
Handling and Control
The maneuverability of this classy hatchback is very impressive with an electrically assisted power steering and a remarkable short turning radius of 4.97 meters. The braking system is also very efficient with disc brakes for the front, while the rear wheels have drum brakes. Apart from these, the company has also blessed this hatchback with an anti lock braking system making it even better for driving on the Indian roads.
Powerful engine, impressive interiors with advanced features, stylish appearance with arresting looks.
Mileage can be improved and price can be made a little more competitive.