Test Drive Review CKD VW Polo 1 6 Hatchback Autofreaks net — Volkswagen Polo hatchback I

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Test Drive Review: CKD VW 1.6 Hatchback

It is perhaps one of the single concerns faced by both and carmakers alike; will the (CKD) version of a car they be as good, or better, than the one have sold fully-imported in the past. It has always been a held belief that models are ‘better’ than a one of the same.

Well, if you’re the Group, it’s a given you’re going to make sure that anything from the Pekan plant in bearing a VW badge is going to be enough to be exported back to and sold there as a CBU. that makes absolutely no at all, but you get what I mean.

It’s also not often a carmaker begins a media opening speech with an but that’s exactly what as well. It was only because the VW 1.6 hatch has actually been in the for quite some time, and has about 500 bookings already. The was for the delay in getting the media the wheel of this car for our reviews, due to the CNY I have to say, that was cool of them.

Further to the coolness of this drive the activities that VW had planned for the other than the usual type event. First-off was the fuel-challenge. VW claims 6.3L/100km and we given the task to beat consumption figure on the drive PJ to Sepang, where the rest of the activities would take

Using normal driving – no cheating ‘cos VW placed a in each of the 18 media test – which meant driving at the limit and not below, aircon on and no or killing the engine at traffic allowed. Well, it’s to say that the claimed VW fuel-consumption of 6.3L/100km is incorrect. I managed to 5.5L/100km in normal driving which is very decent for a engine pumping out 105Ps and of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission (no dual-clutch).

In terms of equipment level, one aspect of introducing a locally-assembled of one previously available as a CBU, is the ‘dumbing-down’ process. This when carmakers begin standard items in an attempt to bring down the eventual cost of the car. Now if it’s like heated-seats that get off the list, I don’t really but when basic necessities and to an ‘nice to haves’ start cut, that’s a problem.

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no such issues with in the Polo 1.6 hatch, it comes with a nice WMA/MP3 head unit, with USB and connectivity, iPod interface, as as mobile and audio streaming. It has climate-control, cruise control, front airbags, ISOFIX, Brake Assist and Park Control. This is pretty considering that the eventual for VW is to have 40% local content in the 1.6 CKD.

Having driven the CBU Polo time back, I’d be remiss to not say there’s absolutely no discernible between it, and this new CKD version. VW has a truly remarkable job in producing car locally, and at a very decent to boot. There’s a bit of noticeable struggle the naturally-aspirated 1.6L, especially roll-on acceleration, but that hinder the fact that it’ll hit 170kmh easily.

impressive though are the NVH levels at highway speeds. At 110kmh, nary a hint of noise, and harshness permeating the cabin, as the car to a comfortable cruising speed. ergonomics are top notch of course, from 4 decades of building the which has been sold in 140 worldwide, to 14 million buyers. there are only six production around with world for the and Malaysia is now proudly one of them.

Could this be your VW? Well, at RM87,888 on the road, a lot of bang for your buck, and worth your consideration.

VW Malaysia has a very ambitious to sell a combined total units of cars this approximately double what sold last year, and from the response to the Polo 1.6 and with plans to locally-assemble yet VW model (Jetta, likely), I’m sure they’re going to hit target for 2014.

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