2016 Volkswagen Polo Gets ABS As Standard Safety Feature

2016 Volkswagen Polo side front

Volkswagen Polo is available in a total of 8 variants spread across 4 trims which are priced between Rs 5.52 lakh – Rs 9.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

November 24, 2016 – Volkswagen India has recently launched the VW Polo AllStar edition in the country. The company has now added anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard across the Polo variants. Earlier, the ABS was available only on the mid-level and top-end variants of the 2016 Volkswagen Polo – Comfortline and Highline. Now, the base Trendline trim is also available with ABS as standard safety feature. After Toyota, Volkswagen is the only mass market carmaker that offered ABS and dual airbags as standard features on thier entir product lineup.

The new 2016 Volkswagen Polo is one of the most-equipped and good-looking cars in its segment. For 2016, the new Polo has received a few cosmetic updates and additional safety features thus making it more comfortable and safer than before. Though, no mechanical changes have been made to the car. The top-end Polo GT TSI and GT TDI, additionally, get cruise control, electrically foldable ORVMs with turn indicators and cooled glove box. While the Polo Comfortline and Trendline trims get wing mirrors integrated turn indicators as an update. Also Read – New-gen Volkswagen Polo Coming Soon To India

Volkswagen Polo Select Special Edition

The 2016 Volkswagen Polo is available with four engines options – a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol, a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder GT TSI petrol, 1.5-litre TDI diesel and a 1.5-litre GT TDI diesel. All powertrains are high on performance and fuel efficiency. The interior of the vehicle is well-designed, and offers plenty of space for stretching legs and shoulders. The seats are comfortable and give ample storage space.

2016 Volkswagen Polo Price

VariantPrice (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Volkswagen Polo Trendline 1.2L (P)Rs 5.52 Lakhs
Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 1.2L (P)Rs 6.16 Lakhs
Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.2L (P)Rs 6.98 Lakhs
Volkswagen Polo GT TSIRs 9.09 Lakhs


VariantPrice (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Volkswagen Polo Trendline 1.5L (D)Rs 6.98 Lakhs
Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 1.5L (D)Rs 7.91 Lakhs
Volkswagen Polo Highline               1.5L (D)Rs 8.57 Lakhs
Volkswagen Polo GT TDIRs 9.18 Lakhs

2016 Volkswagen Polo Exterior:

The 2016 Volkswagen Polo looks quite sporty with features like no-nonsense grille with a chrome line, large airdam, prominent body creases, flat wide bonnet, electrically foldable ORVMs with turn indicators and body coloured outside door handles. The rear of the vehicle looks plain with squarish tail-lamp. The vehicle comes with an integrated spoiler and 15 inch ‘Estrada’ alloy wheels that add more to its sporty appeal.

2016 Volkswagen Polo Interior:

The interior of the new Polo is of high quality for which the German carmaker is known for. It has dual tone interior theme, and centre console gets silver finish. The console houses a large screen for display and several buttons. There is a cooled glove compartment on the co-driver side, and lots of storage room. The instrument cluster is wide and has proper visibility. The car comes equipped with a three spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, USB and Aux-in connectivity, an SD card input, ambient lights, etc. The seats are comfortable, and offer plenty of legroom for front passengers. Though, the rear seat is little tight as it lacks proper thigh support.

2016 Volkswagen Polo Interior

2016 Volkswagen Polo Engine and Transmission:

The 2016 Volkswagen Polo continues to be available with the old engine lineup – a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol, a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder GT TSI petrol, a 1.5-litre TDI diesel and a 1.5-litre GT TDI diesel. The 1.2-litre MPI petrol mill produces a maximum power of 74bhp and 110Nm of torque, while the 1.2-litre GT TSI offers 103.6bhp and 175Nm. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre TDI and 1.5-litre GT TDI diesel mills generate 88.8bhp with 230Nm, and 103.6bhp with 250Nm respectively. Transmission options on offer are a 5-speed manual (standard) and a 7-speed DSG automatic (only on the GT TSI).

2016 Volkswagen Polo Specification

Type – 1.2 L MPI
Displacement – 1198cc
Cylinder – 3
Power – 74bhp @ 3750
Torque – 110Nm @ 3750rpm
Mileage – 16.47kmpl

Type – 1.5 TDI
Displacement – 1498cc
Cylinder – 3
Power – 89bhp @ 4200
Torque – 230Nm @ 1500rpm
Mileage – 20.14kmpl

Length (mm) – 3971
Width (mm) – 1682
Height (mm) -11469
Wheelbase (mm) – 2469
Ground Clearance (mm) – 165
Kerb Weight (kg) Petrol – 1033
Kerb Weight (kg) Diesel – 1126
Seating Capacity – 5 people
Boot Space- 295 litre
Fuel capacity – 45 L

2016 Volkswagen Polo Other Details

Front – McPherson strut
Rear – Semi Independent Trailing Arm

Front – 175 / 70 R14
Rear – 175 / 70 R14
Wheels – Alloy

2016 Volkswagen Polo Colours

The new 2016 Volkswagen Polo is available in a total of 6 vibrant colours: Copper Orange, Candy White, Night Blue, Flash Red, Carbon Steel and Reflex Silver.

2016 Volkswagen Polo Features

ExteriorBody coloured outside door handles and mirrorsYesYesYes
Green wedge at top section of windscreenNoNoYes
Halogen headlightsYesYesYes
Headlamps in black finishYesYesYes
Reflectors on rear bumperYesYesYes
Alloy wheelsNoNoYes
Comfort & ConvenienceDual front airbagsYesYesYes
Cruise controlNoNoYes
Electronic engine immobiliser with floating codeYesYesYes
Interior rear view mirror with anti glare adjustmentYesYesNo
High mounted stop lampYesYesYes
Fog lamp, rearYesYesYes
Fog lamps, frontYesYesYes
Anti pinch power windowsNoYesYes

2016 Volkswagen Polo Rivals

Honda Jazz – Price Rs 5.5 lakh to 8.93 Lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 – Price Rs 5.54 lakh to 8.80 lakh
Maruti Baleno – Price Rs 5.15 lakh to 8.33 Lakh

2016 Volkswagen Polo Pros & Cons

Things you will like:
• Good looking
• Good quality material
• Feature loaded console

Things you won’t:
• Low Ground Clearance
• Low rear space

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