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Presently priced at Rs 6.5 lakh – 11.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Polo-Vento duo has been immensely profitable for Volkswagen India.

NEW DELHI: Is a decade too lengthy for a automotive? In case you assume so, meet the hero of at this time’s story. Enduring a number of facelifts, a sea of competitors and but retaining the attraction over time, Volkswagen Polo sailed into its 2019 avatar.

Energy-packed and entertaining to drive, the Polo fetches most of its traits from its predecessor. Presently priced at Rs 6.5 lakh – 11.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Polo-Vento duo has been immensely profitable for Volkswagen India. Quickly or by no means state of affairs, there’s a stable motive why you need to get your hand on the Polo GT TDI. We’ll get to that shortly. For now, what’s new, let’s discover out:

Revised exteriors: Too little to identify

Polo’s understated design has survived and delivered the products on this planet of Hyundai i20s and Maruti Suzuki Balenos. Barring a minor design tweak, Polo largely carries the simplistic and unassuming format. Noticeable modifications have been provided upfront. The Polo homes refreshed honey-combed grille with reworked bumper to satisfy pedestrian security requirements. The total-LED gentle arrange too will get new components.

2019 Volkswagen Polo GT TDI review: Pocket-rocket hatchback
The highest-of-the-line GT variant, nonetheless, breaks the monotony. The chrome-embellished ‘GT’ on the grille and facet scuff plate together with black spoiler provide an aesthetic breather. Few could dislike the way it seems, however the Polo’s modest silhouette packs an explosive engine, rearing to carry out.

Report below the roof

Stepping inside, I used to be genuinely wanting to crank the engine since there’s not a lot to report right here. Black-and-grey themed interiors host a easy entrance apron, with an up to date 7-inch infotainment system. The redesigned instrumentation consists of the Volkswagen Connectivity Suite, which shows a number of real-time driving statistics — monitoring the drive, drive sample, gas effectivity and extra.

2019 Volkswagen Polo GT TDI review: Pocket-rocket hatchback
A tray below the instrument console, twin cup holders and a cooled glove field sum up the storage areas. Knobs, switches and actually most tangible elements provide satisfactorily sturdy really feel. Speaking concerning the room, you might be sure to really feel uneasy on lengthy drives. The multifunction-cum-flat-bottom steering, with tilt facility, is gentle and offers first rate confidence.

Energetic expertise behind the wheels:

Volkswagen has transferred the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, diesel motor from the earlier technology. The powertrain presents 110 hp and 250 Nm whereas mated to a 5-speed gearbox, which transmits inputs to the front-wheel drive. Sport-spaced and never the quickest to shift in nature, you could usually swap gears in metropolis visitors.

2019 Volkswagen Polo GT TDI review: Pocket-rocket hatchback
The turbo-charge quotient of the engine kicks in round 1,800-2,000 rpm. Free-revving in nature, Polo GT TDI exudes oodles of torque, pulling the automotive strongly as much as the top-end. Cabin insulation and trip consolation search some consideration, particularly for fellow passengers.

A good quantity of noise creeping into the cabin is reasonably interrupting with the stiffly-tuned suspensions, which unsettle the poise each time you hit a highway undulation. Barring NVH ranges, Polo is at peace whereas cruising at triple-digit speeds.

The suggestions from the steering is fairly encouraging. Mild in nature, the steering wheel weighs up as you achieve velocity. Do anticipate some quantity of physique roll within the nook together with occasional understeers. Overlaying up for these minor imperfections is the frugal return. Throughout our check run, the GT TDI delivered 19.7 kmpl.

2019 Volkswagen Polo GT TDI review: Pocket-rocket hatchback
Final trip

With the world doing hullabaloo over BSIV to BSVI swap, the Polo GT TDI’s future seems a bit unsure. Talks within the MoTown recommend Volkswagen could herald a whole new iteration primarily based on the MQB AO-IN platform.

A cost-effective powertrain with an thrilling response: Guess, that provides you sufficient causes to get your hand on GT TDI. Add to {that a} five-year guarantee and heavy reductions until the BSIV inventory lasts make the deal profitable. Nonetheless, Polo GT TDI being on the costly facet of the worth chart, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Grand i20 and Honda Jazz do look inexpensive bargains.

That mentioned, after a decade’s (regular) stint, the Polo is all set to modify gears, go the baton on to a cleaner and greener avatar. TDI apart, Polo does provide the 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre TSI petrol choices as nicely. Enthralling us over time, expectations stay sky-high to see some type of GT TDI in days to come back.



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