Expert Review of Volkswagen Polo
The German automaker Volkswagen has rolled out the Volkswagen Polo GT TDI variant in India with a price tag, which is rather competitive. Few months back the company introduced the GT TSI version of its flagship hatch after which, it came up with the Cross Polo model and now the company has launched the most powerful diesel version in the Volkswagen Polo hatchback series. This Volkswagen Polo GT TDI variant is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine that churns out the power of about 103.6bhp at 4400rpm and yields a maximum torque output of about 250Nm at 1500 to 2500rpm. This new hatch comes with the same style and appearance like the existing variants. The only cosmetic update you can find in this variant is the GT badging on the front radiator grille and TDI badging on the boot lid. Coming to the interior section, Volkswagen Polo GT TDI trim has been blessed with high quality scratch resistant plastic interiors, while the seats are covered with premium Superior “Milan” Titanschwarz fabric upholstery. Adding to the beauty and elegance of the interiors, the company has covered the power steering wheel and the gear shift knob with premium leather upholstery, while the doorsteps have been garnished in GT badging. This is an ideal vehicle for all those who prefer most stylish hatch with powerful engine under its hood.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Coming to the mileage and fuel economy, this all new Volkswagen Polo GT TDi diesel trim is not the very best in terms of fuel economy. This new trim is blessed with a powerful turbo diesel engine under the hood that offers a maximum mileage of about 19.78 Kmpl, which is rather good.
The company rolled out this new powerful diesel trim with a total of three different exterior color options, which include a dazzling Flash Red metallic finish, an alluring Deep Black finish option and an eye-catching Candy White metallic finish option. These glossy shades will make your presence felt on the roads.
Acceleration and Pick up
The all new more powerful Volkswagen Polo GT TDi diesel trim is excellent in terms of acceleration and pickup. It can reach a top speed in a range of about 178 Kmph to 185 Kmph, which is quite impressive. On the other hand, it has the ability to cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph in less than 10 seconds of time, which is rather impressive.
Coming to the exterior styling and appearance, this all new Volkswagen Polo GT TDi is made available with same body design and exteriors. This new variant comes with GT badging on the front radiator grille and on door sills, while the boot lid gets TDI badging on it. Rest of the design remains unchanged in comparison with the other variants in its lineup. The front facade is much bold and aggressive where a smoked style headlight cluster dominates the entire frontage. Surrounded by the headlight cluster is the chrome plated company logo with chrome plated company logo in the middle along with GT badging that announces its power, while enhancing its sporty appeal. Bottom of the front facade is fitted with a body colored bumper designed with perforated air dam and fog lights in it. Coming to the side view of this hatch, the doors have been decorated with body colored handles and external rear view mirrors. The wheel arches have been well molded and they have been further fitted with 15 inch alloy wheels, which adds to the stylishness of this car. These classy alloy rims have been further equipped with tubeless radial tyres. On its rear profile, this hatch gets the chrome plated TDI badging on its boot lid. Furthermore, the rear end is beautified with a radiant tail light cluster, a body colored bumper and a high mount stop lamp.
The comfort features inside this new variant have been borrowed from the GT TSI version of Volkswagen Polo that ensures better drive comforts with great entertainment inside. As soon as you take a step inside the vehicle its rich interior design in combination with premium “Milan” Titanschwarz fabric upholstery gives you a plush feel like no other hatch. Coming to the features, it is equipped with a “Climatronic” air conditioner with dust and pollen filter, height adjustable driver seat, front and rear power windows with one touch up and down function, rear windshield washer and wiper, a rear defogger, a responsive power steering system with tilt and telescopic adjustable and several others. This premium hatch also comes with an advanced RCD 320, 2-DIN audio system is integrated with USB, AUX-In and a SD Card Slot. Also there is a Bluetooth connectivity function for mobile phones that enhances the conveniences inside this premium hatch.
This all new Volkswagen Polo GT TDi, the powerful diesel hatch comes with a total length of about 3970mm along with a total width of about 1682mm, which also includes external rear view mirrors along with a decent height of 1453mm. Its wheelbase is quite spacious with 2456mm, while having a minimum ground clearance of about 168mm.
Coming to the engine and technicalities, the new Volkswagen Polo GT TDi trim is blessed with 1.6-litre TDi diesel mill under its hood that is integrated with four cylinders and 16-valves. This engine has the displacement capacity of about 1598cc that unleashes a power of about 103.6bhp at 4400rpm at the same time it produces a torque of about 250Nm in between 1500rpm to 2500rpm. This engine has been skillfully fitted with a five speed manual transmission gearbox that derives the engine power and transmits to the front wheels. This engine is said to return a mileage of about 19.78 Kmpl, which is quite good for a powerful hatchback like this.
The wheel arches of this hatch has been fitted with a classy set of 15 inch Estrada alloy wheels that adds a bold yet sporty look to the side profile. These alloys have been further equipped with 185/60 R15 size tubeless radial tyres. The company has also equipped this hatchback with a full size spare wheel along with other tools for changing the tyre.
This all new Volkswagen Polo GT TDi diesel variant has been equipped with a robust and well balanced suspension system. The front axle comes fitted with McPherson Strut type of suspension system, which is accompanied by stabilizer bars, while its rear axle has been bestowed with Semi-independent trailing arm type of suspension system.
Handling and Control
When it comes to the handling and controlling aspects, the company has bestowed this new hatch with proficient braking mechanism along with a high responsive power steering system this assures superior control over the hatch and offers better dynamics. The front wheels are fitted with disc brakes while the rear wheels have been blessed with drum brakes. Furthermore, its mechanism is further enhanced by ABS (anti-lock braking system).
Amazing looks, great engine performance.
Mileage is too low for a diesel engine, a very expensive price tag.