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The diesel punch

German or Korean Kimchi?

Being healthy forms of food, with veggies, Sauerkraut and are a must in German and Korean respectively.

Admittedly, although I’m not a fan of I just can’t help but these two appetizing side to two entry-level cars that are now it out in the Philippine market — both in the sub-compact category and both by diesel-fed engines.

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The first few of the bout have already last year. At the time, the Accent CRDi was only a variant while the Volkswagen unleashed its Polo on sedan It wasn’t until early year when the Accent appeared with the diesel gloves did the VW Polo said: let’s fight”!

And now that Hyundai Automotive Inc. (HARI) and Automobile Enterprises, Inc. (ACEI) — of Hyundai cars and official of VW cars in the Philippines, respectively — are eye-to-eye, which among the two make me salivate?

I neither German nor Korean but in terms of each automotive maker well of its fine craftsmanship with these variants.

Face-to-face, the Volkswagen Polo to be more conservative and simpler as to the aggressive fascia of the Hyundai with sleeker, bigger and more prominently-positioned fog lamps. the simplicity of the VW Polo’s front end with it a little touch elegance, especially with the VW at the grill’s center.

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the Hyundai Accent flaunts a appealing body design flows sexily from to end. The VW Polo, on the other lacks luster with its body shape.

Too early for a knockout, the VW Polo more on its fit and finish. As solid as the name, the door alignments, placements and even the control are tightly-placed. Its cabin insulation is impressive. The door gaps are so they made me wonder if the cabin is pressurized like of an aircraft.

From inside, the Accent CRDi will the VW Polo a swift left in terms of instrumentation with its effort on the two-tone steering and dashboard design. Both speedometer and tachometers are analog. The swings a little jab to the Polo its “up-shift” gear reminder on the for fuel economy.

At the eighth round, the exchanging of between the two becomes bland. have regular fabric and simple audio systems. have heavy clutch and hardly intimidating horns,

Come the 10th round, expect the two to it all. Both powered by a four-cylinder inline turbocharged they are in for a neck-to-neck finish.

The punch of the Polo is rated 105 Ps at rpm while Hyundai is at 128 Ps at 4,000 The Hyundai Accent feels to drive and is a bit quicker.

However, there is this jerk feel every I turn off the engine. It’s an engine “hiccup” and it’s And now who can give the killer blow?

it’s an almost identical in terms of fuel consumption, between 12 to 15 km/L in city and 20 to 22 on highways.

And if you’re still for a knockout, let’s zero in on the the Hyundai Accent 1.6 CRDi M/T is at while the VW Polo Notch is at

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