Volkswagen has introduced the Polo Pace, a limited-run model based on the Polo hatchback's Comfortline variant. Priced at Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom), it is Rs 11K cheaper than the regular model. Check out what it packs here.
The Volkswagen Polo is a premium hatchback which is priced between Rs 5.41lakh and Rs 8.78 lakh (ex-showroom). It is available in four variants: Trendline, Comfortline, Highline and Highline Plus. Volkswagen also offers a GT variant of the Polo, which is priced at Rs 9.19 lakh and 9.33 lakh for petrol and diesel, respectively.
The standard Polo can be had with a 76PS, 1.0-litre petrol engine or a 90PS, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine on the Polo is underpowered when compared to the competition while its diesel engine is at par with other cars offered in the segment.
The Polo GT is offered with more powerful engine options: a 1.2-litre TSI petrol and 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine which have a power output of 105PS and 110PS, respectively. This makes the Polo GT one of the the most powerful hatchback in the sub-Rs10 lakh category. The 1.2-litre TSI engine is coupled with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox while the 1.5-litre TDI is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
On the features front, the Polo gets dual-beam halogen headlamps, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming IRVM, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, automatic climate control with rear AC vents and rear parking sensors, among others.
In terms of safety features, the Polo gets dual front airbags and ABS as standard across all its variants. However, the Polo GT TSI also gets electronic stability program and hill-hold control over the standard equipment.
The Polo rivals likes of the Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20. The Polo GT TSI, on the other hand, goes up against the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS and the Figo 1.5L Petrol AT. The Polo GT doesn’t have a direct rival but if we check a segment lower, the Figo S 1.5L TDCi can pose a challenge for the German hatchback.