Volkswagen Polo threedoor motoring com au — Volkswagen Polo 5 Doors

7 Апр 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Volkswagen Polo threedoor motoring com au — Volkswagen Polo 5 Doors отключены

Pimped 2010 vw e250 polo images

Volkswagen Polo three-door

we liked

Stylish design, quality, roomy cabin

engine and DSG are smooth operators

well, quiet and refined for car

Not so much

DSG gearbox delay on acceleration

Although turbo, tuned for economy not speed

control a bonus in this but fiddly to use

If you think the new Polo like a pre-shrunk version of the Volkswagen Golf, you’d be It was designed in the same German studio as the Golf — and the teams worked virtually by side.

Although it shares a lot of influence with its big brother the underpinnings of both cars are different. The Golf still a larger shadow, and the Polo fit into tighter parking That said, the new Polo has in every dimension — slightly longer, wider and than its predecessor. Indeed, the Polo is larger than the Golf from 1974.

The Polo has been on sale in for a couple of months and we drove it at its in Sardinia in May. but the 2009 motor show marked the of the three-door variant. As with the model, the dimensions of the three and Polos are identical. Only the doors are missing.

We were among the first in the world to test drive the ahead of the car’s European We also got to sample a new engine, we’ll come to shortly.

If the generation Golf was defined by but subtle and important changes its predecessor, the new, fifth Polo should be defined as short of a revelation. The current Polo has been around for years and, to be frank, it was starting to look a bit old a couple of ago. Luckily it drove The new Polo, however, marks a of significant improvements.

For starters, a much sharper, classier-looking For some reason, the European have been down on the Golf-like styling, but quite I couldn’t disagree with more. I think the new Polo fantastic. The toy-like looks of the old are gone, and the new model is certainly ahem, gender neutral. what I’m trying to say is: it less like a girl’s car

It’s also a much design. The interior has ample storage compartments: large in the doors, a big glovebox and console and decent-sized cup holders.

The doors are much longer before and this, combined a greater seat rail means that getting in and out of the of the three-door Polo is much The driver’s seat also has function so it clicks back position.

An … could fit in the back; headroom and kneeroom are than adequate for a car of this After all, the three-door has the dimensions as the five-door.

The boot is a size, too, and houses a size spare. (It’s a wheel and tyre, not a skinny so it is better than a skinny saver because you have contact with the road. because it is smaller than the four wheels and tyres on the car it is a space-saver.)

The quality of the cabin match those of the more Golf, particularly the dashboard. the elbow area of the door is a bit harsh, and the thin padding on the door pulls does to disguise the hard plastic

The test car was equipped with six Volkswagen Australia is yet to confirm and equipment but we hope that six are standard on all models as this give every Polo five-star safety, not just the who could afford the expensive Fingers crossed.

The instruments are similar and the steering straight out of the Golf, and this is a thing. For the Polo steers well. Not too heavy, not too light.

The more squat footprint has the new Polo feel much stable in corners. By comparison, the model felt like it was on

We got to sample the all-new turbocharged petrol engine — the petrol engine in the new Polo bringing the total tally of options to seven (although will initially only a choice of three).

In Australia the new range will start a 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol then climb up to the turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and top out the high output 1.6 turbo

A GTI will likely follow but it hasn’t even been internationally yet, and nor has VW confirmed engine will power it. One guess is that it may get a high version of the 1.4-litre turbo powers the base Golf or indeed, it may even get the twin-charged 1.4 from the middle of the range

Although the 1.2 turbo is smaller in it has slightly more power and much more torque than the non-turbo 1.4-litre petrol engine.

Pimped 2010 vw e250 polo images

A five-speed will be standard across the new range. Unfortunately our test include one for evaluation but if the current is a guide it will be more fine, it will be a smooth

The other piece of news for the new is the availability of Volkswagen’s seven-speed double-clutch gearbox (DSG). gearbox has been available in the for six years and Volkswagen is gradually it available across almost its range of vehicles.

Most of the the DSG shifts smoothly enough for to regard it as an automatic. Indeed, Volkswagen makes the gear look like that of an But, technically speaking, it is an manual gearbox. We won’t you too much with the details but it helps to understand why the DSG behaves the way it sometimes. For example, there is a delay when accelerating rest while the computer out what’s happening and what to select. Other times delays occur: downshifts or trying to overtake.

Owners will no doubt get to it, but we still felt it was worth It’s something to be mindful of your test drive.

If it like we’re being markers, perhaps we are. But that’s because the rest of the car is so we just wish the DSG was a little intuitive than it already is. new to DSG might find themselves in the of an intersection lest they be in the lurch.

But this, really, is one of the few that take away the new Polo’s overall polish.

it is always risky judging a vehicle on foreign roads and we always reserve judgment testing the car extensively locally the early signs are very Indeed, the Polo engineers may done their jobs too The new Polo may end up taking sales from the Golf. It’s good.

Price Guide: Australia is still negotiating the with head office in and is trying to avoid an increase. The model starts at $16,990 for a $19,990 for a five-door (plus charges and registration)

Engines: Initially Australia get three engines: a 1.4 petrol a 1.2 turbo petrol (77kW) and a 1.6 diesel (77kW/250Nm). It’s a GTI will eventually follow a later but it is yet to be revealed.

Consumption 5.9 (1.4), n/a (1.2T), 4.2 (1.6TD)

g/km: 139 (1.4), n/a (1.2T), 109

Transmissions: Depending on the model, manual, six-speed manual or a automated twin-clutch gearbox Volkswagen calls DSG.

On Volkswagen says the new Polo be in Australian showrooms between and June 2010.

Read the Carsales Network news and on your mobile, iPhone or PDA at

Pimped 2010 vw e250 polo images
Pimped 2010 vw e250 polo images

Interesting Articles

Смотрите также:

Other articles of the category "Polo":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR

About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Volkswagen all cars catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about cars Volkswagen.