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How is the performance of Volkswagen Polo?


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The 2014 Volkswagen Polo diesel gets a new 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, In-line TDI engine. It produces a peak power output of 88.88bhp at 4200rpm with a maximum torque of 230Nm at 1500rpm – 2500rpm. The engine feels alive between 1200rpm and 4000rpm. That said, you can take it up to 5000rpm, but power begins to breathe out. Midrange performance is excellent, and acceleration is good too. It accelerates 0-100kmph sprint in 14 seconds with a top speed of 165kmph. The engine could have been more responsive. Gearbox feels smooth while shifting, but clutch isn’t that light. Suspension and brakes are tuned for better performance.

Ditching the old 1.6-litre TDI engine, the new GT TDI version gets a new 1.5-litre TDI powertrain with reduced displacement, but tuned for more power and torque outputs. The power starts coming from 1600rpm, and goes nicely up to 1900rpm. The engine runs smoothly up to 4500rpm, and then gradually loses its power. It accelerates 0-100kmph in 11 seconds. The new engine is relatively heavier than the petrol motor, but the firm front suspension of GT TDI compensates it perfectly.

The VW Polo petrol is powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, 12-valves TSI engine that pumps out a maximum power of 74bhp at 5400rpm and a maximum torque of 110Nm at 3750rpm. It has a displacement capacity of 1198cc. This engine is relatively lighter than the diesel one that helps with its acceleration and performance. It takes 14 seconds to achieve 0-100kmph with a top speed of 145kmph -150kmph. If you keep steaming the engine, it starts feeling stressed after a while. Power is adequate for city driving. Gearbox is smooth, and eases quick overtaking. Steering is light, but it lacks power on the highways. The small turning radius makes it more convenient around the city. However, the cornering isn’t that fun. Ride is stable and comfortable, thanks to flexible suspension setup. Handling is predictable, but body-roll quite obvious.

The Polo GT TSI is significantly more powerful than the regular petrol model. The 1.2-litre turbo engine has been tuned for extra power and torque outputs. It offers a peak power of 103.6bhp with 175Nm of torque. The GT TSI is the only variant to get a seven-speed dual clutch DSG transmission. The gearbox is highly responsive, and ensures sufficient delivery of power and torque. It offers three driving modes – Drive, Sport and Manual. Drive Mode is good for city driving. Shift the gearbox in between 2500rpm – 3200rpm for better fuel economy, while, in Sport Mode, makes its range to 2500rpm – 3200rpm. The engine throttle response is superb, and it goes up to 6000rpm. Acceleration is pretty impressive too. However, the Manual Mode isn’t upto the mark.

Versions
Ex-Showroom, Delhi
Peak Power (BHP@RPM)
Peak Torque (Nm@RPM)
Trendline 1.0L (P)
5.72 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 17, Highway - 19
75/6000
95/3500
Comfortline 1.0L (P)
6.42 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 17, Highway - 19
75/6000
95/3500
CUP Edition Petrol
6.66 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 17, Highway - 19
75/6000
95/3500
Trendline 1.5L (D)
7.24 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 18, Highway - 20
89/6000
230/3500
Highline Plus 1.0 (P)
7.61 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 17, Highway - 19
75/6000
95/3500
Comfortline 1.5L (D)
8.16 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 18, Highway - 20
89/6000
230/3500
CUP Edition Diesel
8.4 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 18, Highway - 20
89/6000
230/3500
Highline Plus 1.5 Diesel
9.16 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 18, Highway - 20
89/6000
230/3500
GT TSI Sport
9.2 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 15, Highway - 17
103/6000
175/3500
GT TSI
9.4 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 15, Highway - 17
103/6000
175/3500
GT TDI
9.4 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 17, Highway - 19
108/6000
250/3500
GT TDI Sport
9.69 Lakhs
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Mileage:
City - 17, Highway - 19
109/6000
250/3500