The sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo hatchback has been subjected to the Latin NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash test, and managed to achieve a 5-star safety rating. The model which was put through the test was equipped with four airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) and ESC (electronic stability control) safety features.
For the adult and child occupant safety, the Latin America-spec Polo scored 32.13 points out of 34.00 and 43.00 out of 49.00 respectively. In the front impact tests and lateral impact tests, the hatchback received five stars for adult occupants. The Latin safety body also tested the vehicle’s body shell during front and side impacts. The new Polo not only remained stable, but its ESC system performed so well. Read – New Volkswagen Polo 2018 Vs Old Polo
New VW Polo Latin NCAP Crash Test Video
In terms of design and features, the European-spec VW Polo will be different from the model that will be sold in the South American markets. The new Polo was recently showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. Designed on VW’s new modular MQB, the new Volkswagen Polo shares most of its styling bits with the Golf hatchback.
The new Polo is longer, wider and taller than its current generation. In fact, the wheelbase of the car has also been stretched up to 9mm. Volkswagen will add some new features to the Polo carline including VW’s Active Info Display digital instruments, keyless access, a new steering wheel, a new dashboard, wireless smartphone charging pad and more. Read – Volkswagen Polo Hatchback Gets A 7-inch Touchscreen
The Brazil-spec Polo comes with three petrol engines – an 84bhp, 1.9L petrol, a 117bhp, 1.6L petrol and a 128bhp, 1.0L. Transmission options on offer are a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. However, the engine details of the India-bound model are still under the wraps.