Volkswagen Polo is a smaller car aimed at couples and singles market rather than the family car that is the Volkswagen Golf. It is known to be a practical, comfortable car with low running costs and quality.
Volkswagen Polo 2016 Running costs and emissions
The Volkswagen Polo 1.4 litre TDI diesel emits 88g/km of CO2 and returns in excess of 80mpg. This is the most efficient Polo of the range in terms of running costs and emissions. The price tag is a little higher, but the money you will save on long journeys could more than make up for the extra price. The Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion model is also energy efficient, and is capable of returning 68.9mpg with CO2 emissions of just 94g/km.
Volkswagen Polo 2016 Engine and performance
It’s a rather dull car to drive when compared to some of its rivals such as the Ford Focus. However as always with Volkswagen ranges, the Polo is hard to beat when it comes to comfort. This makes the small car ideal for the city or long distance travel. When the roads are slightly less quality, pot holes and imperfections can go unnoticed.
The car comes with a 5 or 6 gear box model, with an option for automatic. There are a variety of engines available to choose from, the 1.2 litre TSI unit produces 89bhp. There is also a 1.8 litre turbo engine, which delivers a powerful 189 bhp. The 1.2 litre engine is the best one, however they all offer a comfortable and smooth ride. There is also a 1.0 litre engine available with the BlueMotion model.
Volkswagen Polo 2016 Design
Its design is classic and possibly a little outdated. It cannot compete with the modern and appealing design of some its rivals, such as the Renault Clio. It is less spacious than the Skoda Fabia. Two hatchback styles are available, a 5 door and a 3 door model. The 5 door model is, however, vastly more popular. There are 5 trim levels available, the basic S, SE, SE Design, R line and SEL. There is also BlueMotion, which aims to have a higher performance than the other models.
The car retains its retail price very well with time, which makes it a good investment for buyers, even if the price is higher than some of its rival cars. The Polo, much like the Golf, is a hatchback car that now, into its fifth generation, aims to be an affordable and sophisticated player in the marketplace.