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Old 5th January 2010, 17:44   #106
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I think someone did not do a good job of proof reading that spec pdf sheet. It says that Highline version will have 15" alloy wheels but says that the spare will be the 14" steel one
Is this what they mean by German Engineering -- even a 14" spare would do
Some space saver tyres end up being smaller than the regular in dia too
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The 1.2 Diesel has impressive power and torque figures. (Hope the 3 cylinder mill does not lead to too much vibrations and is reasonably refined).

Polo is the first in its class with respect to the below features:
- Average fuel consumption and range to empty (I20 maybe, not sure)
- Remote allows to operate side windows too

If the diesel is refined enough, I guess the Polo Comfortline can easily happily command a premium of 20-25k over the Swift VDI.
agree @ dipen but the VW exec said pricing between i20 and Jazz so evrything is going to be above swift. Once you start considering that the price would be above 6 L for the diesel version ,the comfortline does not even have a music system or a poew windows then VW starts too look too premium priced. IMHO For The indian consumer VW would have to swallow its pride and price it atleast along the price of I20 otherwise they may have another fabia/jazz on their hands
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That's a space saver spare wheel, and it is pretty common in Europe. I think at one time Maruti did the same thing on the Swift ZXi model, giving only four alloys and a steel wheel for the spare. But after an outcry, they discontinued the practise and gave an alloy for the spare also.
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Some space saver tyres end up being smaller than the regular in dia too
I know that most companies give the spare one in steel only, but didn't know that there can be a difference in size also. Wouldn't that impact ride/safety when running on the spare?
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My calculations went wrong this time. apologies and VW, give us a shocking price.
Well, reading through the brochure. In one of the pages where they have the Engine picture, it says Diesel variant will be available soon in India also. Looks like in Feb/March - we may have Petrol ONLY and couple of months later - Diesel.

So Sid, you might be spot on.
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Polo is the first in its class with respect to the below features:
- Average fuel consumption and range to empty (I20 maybe, not sure)
I guess Punto has it. I read somewhere that i20 does not which is a pity.
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No alloys unless you go for a Highline?
No auto climate control even for a Highline? Even a Tata Manza has that!
And no electric ORVM adjustments even for a Highline?
No options to get different alloy designs?
No EPS even on highline? Who said that all variants were going to get ABS and EPS?

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No alloys unless you go for a Highline?
No auto climate control even for a Highline? Even a Tata Manza has that!
And no electric ORVM adjustments even for a Highline?
No options to get different alloy designs?
No EPS even on highline? Who said that all variants were going to get ABS and EPS?
I don't think Manza has ACC.

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They should have launched 1.2 TSI, and increase the price by a lakh will be killer car.
A 1.2 or 1.4 TSI Polo at 8 to 9 lakhs could be a Killer car
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I don't think Manza has ACC.
I think you are right, but its competitor the Dezire does. And I wonder how many additional features will make their way to the sedan version of the Polo.
Looks like Highline does not even match Fabia Elegance spec- Is there a central arm rest? How about Parktronic? I wonder about where the Aux/iPod/USB in is?
There seem to be simple but useful things lacking here.
A look at the poorly photoshopped brochure and compared to an international one gives the game away.

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Guys, the Polo website(New Polo) is not fully functional. Nothing happens by clicking on Features, color, technical data etc. I could just download the brochure!
Is everyone having the same problem?
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I know that most companies give the spare one in steel only, but didn't know that there can be a difference in size also. Wouldn't that impact ride/safety when running on the spare?
Its supposed to be more like an emergency measure for you to get to the nearest mechanic and fix the orginal full size tyre. But space savers are not new. Even the Swift had a space saver.

ragingbull, yeah its not just you. I can't browse it fully either

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I had the same problem with the website. Don't know what's going on.

Come to think of it. VW is gunning to be world's top automaker and they can't even come up with a fully functional website for a new product.
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Initial pricing and then TCO decide the fate of POLO. In this segment, TCO plays a big role; however well begun is half done!
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I find very less difference between base and mid variant. I would have provided ABS and Airbags as an option for mid variant.It seems VW is not going to keep up their words in pricing as said by Sid,which is similar to Skoda which said the price of octavia.
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IMO, VW is going the el cheapo way. it sounds harsh but when i say it this way.i mean, not in terms of cheap materials or workmanship put cheaper pricing. I think VW has realized that they will have to keep the prices lower to get the market share they want! and really get the VW brand rolling in india!

i am disapointed because of no petrol 1.2 TSI. instead they are going to put 1.6 petrol (105ps). i think this is the engine from jetta petrol!. and god knows what happens to the powered ORVMs. or side and curtain airbags(every model of VW has atleast 6 airbags) and who forgot to put in climate control.(not even on the top end model?)

if they are not putting these features, i am just hoping that they don't charge a bomb for it! base model should be available for 4.4-4.6 lacs and top of the line should not exceed 5.7-6.00 lacs!

i say guys wait for the diesel!! this sounds great with CRDI instead of pump duse! and nice torque and "ground breaking mileage figures". i personally like the specs of 1.6 petrol

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