Test drive Volkswagen Polo: a New leader for the city

According to several years, Volkswagen Polo ranked third in sales in Western Europe, behind only the older brother of Golf and one immodest German from among direct competitors. But in its class, the Polo is the sole leader. The model is represented in the next generation — what is consolidate their success, the designers and designers?

Hang in the most prominent place a sign “First in class” wants any automaker, because such a guarantee die particular attention of consumers and increase sales. But not always the innovations are really important and useful. Meanwhile, the new Volkswagen Polo got a “thing”, which will be the dream of every rally racer!

More Golf

And where sweeps the world… the size of the “Polo” of the sixth generation much more than the Golf of the third generation, which was manufactured relatively recently — some 20 years ago. Just imagine, the hero of our test is equal to the wheelbase 2564 mm, and a Polo-predecessor by as much as 105 mm below. Such growth became possible due to application of new platform MQB-A0. The hatchback was also 66 mm longer and 53 mm wider than the previous Polo. The novelty is made in the Spanish plant of the company in the legendary town of Pamplona where Hemingway worked and where people are having fun, running in the distillation of angry bulls. We’ve seen this plant on the outskirts of the ancient city, white, pristine and uncrowded, not like enterprise where produce millions VW Polo for the whole of Europe.

The current Polo is from the sixth generation as it exists in version five-door hatchback, and other body something not expected. The appearance of the car “makes the” belt-line-punch “tornado”, which runs from the front wing, door and ends only on the trunk lid. Hallmark also of steel and lights the “German”. Two checkboxes, daytime running lights encircle the bottom LED lights and are continued in a horizontal chrome molding.

Led optics not only looks spectacular, but good lights the way. There is an automatic mode, and “fog” when maneuvering are able to look into turns. To see distress and darkness, the driver assist sensors sensors located on the perimeter, the back has the rear view camera. Thanks to this Arsenal the driver a full picture of the situation around the car.

I can not say about the choice of wheels is their range is very wide, buyers can choose between several sizes (from 14 to 18 inches) and design options. Also, as an option, you can order a panoramic roof with a large sunroof.

All colors of the rainbow

Era dvuhmesyachnik car has already reached In class. Volkswagen Polo was the first car that received an interactive dashboard. Set at an angle large 12.3-inch screen, even a Sunny day does not catch the glare of the sun, it can be configured as you like, change the purpose of the dials, etc. But the coolest version is deployed on the full screen map on which you have before the eyes of a whole street network of a small city with street names. Do not know good or bad, but in small towns the streets are still marked with old names.

Thanks to the smart infotainment to the driver not to look at the side 8 inch display. In front of the driver with audio and phone contacts with photos, and much more. Turned to the pilot, the main screen has a great responsiveness of the sensor and the built-in “intuition”. Bringing the finger to the display, the infrared sensor senses the heat and turns the person more buttons. This is particularly useful in the navigation menu, and audio. Of course, to connect your smartphone by Bluetooth and USB. By the way, the last port on the center console twice, and through both you can charge your gadgets.

Two USB are readily available, they do not need to seek out in the pits. The manufacturer of audio Beats shared with the hatchback not only high-quality sound system with a subwoofer, but two stylish bands on the body and even a prefix to the name of the car. Also for the first time among classmates on the “Polo” is set dual-zone climate control with humidity sensor air and sun position. Its control unit is almost identical to akin to Ibiza, which we tested recently.

Ten extra centimeters of wheelbase is almost entirely occurred in the second row and trunk. Stylish tri-colored chairs turned out to be very comfortable and four adults in the salon feel free. Ergonomic driver’s seat, it seems, honed by decades. Familiar from other models multimedia steering wheel, ample opportunities of adjustment, adjusted the profile of the chair and seat cushion together form the comfort on the road, which could be envied by car a class above.

Stylish insert in body color, the elements of glossy plastic and aluminum panels create a youth character of the hatchback. And even hard plastic torpedo does not spoil the impressions, especially that closest to the people part of the lining around the Central air ducts — soft.

As many as 355 litres — so now the volume of the Luggage compartment at the Polo, which is significantly more than its predecessor (280 liters). And with folded backrest of the second row have as many as 1125 litres. In favor of the fact that when folded formed a flat floor, the level of the trunk is high enough. Hid under the floor is a temporary spare tire.

Three liters

A new vector of Volkswagen dictate and motor line of cars. So, for the Polo diesel engine is not offered at all. All versions — petrol, 1.0-litre. The basic “atmospheric”, 75 HP and two older — with turbine-with a capacity of 95 and 115 HP. Interestingly, you can order a “aspirated” running on natural gas. Bi-fuel car on two tanks can travel up to 1310 km without refueling.

On the test machine, installed 1.0-liter 115-horsepower turbine and a 7-speed robotized transmission with double clutch. The nature of this couple familiar to us already in two compact SEAT, we tested in the spring. But “German” is notable for the slightly less fuel consumption. According to my subjective feelings Polo in the same conditions consumes about 200-300 grams less per 100 km. For example, the track can be easily stowed in the 5.7-5.8 l per “hundred” in the allowed traffic speeds.

Test drive Volkswagen Polo: a New leader for the cityAccording to several years, Volkswagen Polo ranked third in sales in Western Europe, behind only the older brother of Golf and one immodest German from among direct competitors. But in its class, the Polo is the sole leader. The model is represented in the next generation — what is consolidate their success, the designers and designers?

Hang in the most prominent place a sign “First in class” wants any automaker, because such a guarantee die particular attention of consumers and increase sales. But not always the innovations are really important and useful. Meanwhile, the new Volkswagen Polo got a “thing”, which will be the dream of every rally racer!

More Golf

And where sweeps the world… the size of the “Polo” of the sixth generation much more than the Golf of the third generation, which was manufactured relatively recently — some 20 years ago. Just imagine, the hero of our test is equal to the wheelbase 2564 mm, and a Polo-predecessor by as much as 105 mm below. Such growth became possible due to application of new platform MQB-A0. The hatchback was also 66 mm longer and 53 mm wider than the previous Polo. The novelty is made in the Spanish plant of the company in the legendary town of Pamplona where Hemingway worked and where people are having fun, running in the distillation of angry bulls. We’ve seen this plant on the outskirts of the ancient city, white, pristine and uncrowded, not like enterprise where produce millions VW Polo for the whole of Europe.

The current Polo is from the sixth generation as it exists in version five-door hatchback, and other body something not expected. The appearance of the car “makes the” belt-line-punch “tornado”, which runs from the front wing, door and ends only on the trunk lid. Hallmark also of steel and lights the “German”. Two checkboxes, daytime running lights encircle the bottom LED lights and are continued in a horizontal chrome molding.

Led optics not only looks spectacular, but good lights the way. There is an automatic mode, and “fog” when maneuvering are able to look into turns. To see distress and darkness, the driver assist sensors sensors located on the perimeter, the back has the rear view camera. Thanks to this Arsenal the driver a full picture of the situation around the car.

I can not say about the choice of wheels is their range is very wide, buyers can choose between several sizes (from 14 to 18 inches) and design options. Also, as an option, you can order a panoramic roof with a large sunroof.

All colors of the rainbow

Era dvuhmesyachnik car has already reached In class. Volkswagen Polo was the first car that received an interactive dashboard. Set at an angle large 12.3-inch screen, even a Sunny day does not catch the glare of the sun, it can be configured as you like, change the purpose of the dials, etc. But the coolest version is deployed on the full screen map on which you have before the eyes of a whole street network of a small city with street names. Do not know good or bad, but in small towns the streets are still marked with old names.

Thanks to the smart infotainment to the driver not to look at the side 8 inch display. In front of the driver with audio and phone contacts with photos, and much more. Turned to the pilot, the main screen has a great responsiveness of the sensor and the built-in “intuition”. Bringing the finger to the display, the infrared sensor senses the heat and turns the person more buttons. This is particularly useful in the navigation menu, and audio. Of course, to connect your smartphone by Bluetooth and USB. By the way, the last port on the center console twice, and through both you can charge your gadgets.

Two USB are readily available, they do not need to seek out in the pits. The manufacturer of audio Beats shared with the hatchback not only high-quality sound system with a subwoofer, but two stylish bands on the body and even a prefix to the name of the car. Also for the first time among classmates on the “Polo” is set dual-zone climate control with humidity sensor air and sun position. Its control unit is almost identical to akin to Ibiza, which we tested recently.

Ten extra centimeters of wheelbase is almost entirely occurred in the second row and trunk. Stylish tri-colored chairs turned out to be very comfortable and four adults in the salon feel free. Ergonomic driver’s seat, it seems, honed by decades. Familiar from other models multimedia steering wheel, ample opportunities of adjustment, adjusted the profile of the chair and seat cushion together form the comfort on the road, which could be envied by car a class above.

Stylish insert in body color, the elements of glossy plastic and aluminum panels create a youth character of the hatchback. And even hard plastic torpedo does not spoil the impressions, especially that closest to the people part of the lining around the Central air ducts — soft.

As many as 355 litres — so now the volume of the Luggage compartment at the Polo, which is significantly more than its predecessor (280 liters). And with folded backrest of the second row have as many as 1125 litres. In favor of the fact that when folded formed a flat floor, the level of the trunk is high enough. Hid under the floor is a temporary spare tire.

Three liters

A new vector of Volkswagen dictate and motor line of cars. So, for the Polo diesel engine is not offered at all. All versions — petrol, 1.0-litre. The basic “atmospheric”, 75 HP and two older — with turbine-with a capacity of 95 and 115 HP. Interestingly, you can order a “aspirated” running on natural gas. Bi-fuel car on two tanks can travel up to 1310 km without refueling.

On the test machine, installed 1.0-liter 115-horsepower turbine and a 7-speed robotized transmission with double clutch. The nature of this couple familiar to us already in two compact SEAT, we tested in the spring. But “German” is notable for the slightly less fuel consumption. According to my subjective feelings Polo in the same conditions consumes about 200-300 grams less per 100 km. For example, the track can be easily stowed in the 5.7-5.8 l per “hundred” in the allowed traffic speeds.

In the city, air-conditioned appetite increases less than per liter. Thanks to the intelligent design, even at idle with a heavy load in the form of electrical vibration three-cylinder motor is hardly felt. To assume the number of “Gorshkov” is possible only outside the sound of the motor. To 100 km/h, the Polo accelerates in 9.5 seconds. Up to 80 km/h hatch rushes for 6 seconds. It turns out that fervently the entire car behaves in the city.

Racks McPherson front and beam rear was balanced settings, but the car is somewhat comfortable platform Ibiza. In this light, it will be interesting to see the new Fabia, which should also get a new platform concern. In comparison with the predecessor, the Polo track is wider by 62mm front and 49mm rear. Combined with electric power steering is variable effort, the machine became more reckless. While 163 mm ground clearance — an enviable figure for a city car.

For example, to me it was very useful when, due to a negligent taxi driver had to climb on the high side, in order to avoid “lost”. By the way, during the assault on the high curbs Polo creaking plastic, will not argue, but rather, it is one of the signs of body rigidity increased by 28% compared to the previous Polo. This is achieved by the use of high-strength steels, of which made almost a third of the body of the model.

The one who “shakes”

The new Volkswagen Polo is really “shakes”. And it’s not just in the classroom audio system. He “shakes” and its efficiency, which can be compared with diesel, and cool entertainment system, and the predictable behavior on the road. But the interesting appearance “shakes” of others. And by the way, “Polo” was so significant that the public streets a few times get it confused with “Golf”. Write this point in the compliments.