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Old 11th December 2013, 14:30   #2896
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hi guys..stupid question alert!

VW Polo is a FWD car, right? If yes, I guess that means no power is transferred to the rear wheels. I might be wrong, correct me if I am.

If I am right, why the floor hump (the technical term is transmission tunnel I guess) is so high?

One reason might be that the car has rear differentials, and the control for that is transferred via the transmission tunnel.

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1. What does the transmission tunnel contain for VW Polo?
2. How can a car powered at front wheels by the engine can have rear differentials?
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Old 11th December 2013, 16:36   #2897
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VW Polo is a FWD car, right?
Correct.

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If I am right, why the floor hump (the technical term is transmission tunnel I guess) is so high?
The hump on the floor serves as a means for strengthening the floor plate just like the ribs on the roof panel. Some cars have a raised floor hump (Polo, Vento) whereas some others do not (Civic, Etios). Similarly, some cars have these ribs on the roof panel whereas some others do not.

For instance, the Etios Liva has it:



The Polo doesn’t:



Purpose is the same - aids in strengthening the otherwise slender roof.

Please have a look at this thread as well which explains this in detail - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...loor-rear.html (Why have a transmission tunnel in FWD cars vs a flat floor at the rear?)

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1. What does the transmission tunnel contain for VW Polo?
2. How can a car powered at front wheels by the engine can have rear differentials?
1. Just the exhaust pipe. Here’s a snap I had taken from a 3M Car Care outlet when they had raised my ride:

Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review-wp_20131103_15_58_39_pro.jpg

2. I shall let somebody else answer that. I guess you may be referring to an AWD system here.
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Old 12th December 2013, 09:07   #2898
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1. Just the exhaust pipe. Here’s a snap I had taken from a 3M Car Care outlet when they had raised my ride:

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Ah.. thanks a lot for the picture! Seems like wasting a aweful lot of space for a exhaust pipe, isn't it? There are plenty of space on left and right.. Or are some parts removed when the picture was taken? Belause I was hoping to see the fuel line/rear brake line there..

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2. I shall let somebody else answer that. I guess you may be referring to an AWD system here.
Nah it's okay.. you did pretty good! I am indeed talking about FWD system here... just had the idea (don't know why) that Polo had rear differentials. Now a late night googling session later I know that Polo is FWD-Transversely Mounted Engine model...

Is your ride a TDI? I am looking for some first hand comments from a 1.2 Petrol owner..

EDIT: I see, you have a GT TDI... Man you are from a different class...
Can someone please point me towards a plain jane 1.2 TSI ownership review?? Can't find any.. Is the car that forgettable??

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Old 12th December 2013, 09:41   #2899
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Ah.. thanks a lot for the picture! Seems like wasting a aweful lot of space for a exhaust pipe, isn't it?
Yeah. The Polo/Vento has a tall and wide hump - not warranted IMO. The exhaust pipe could’ve been easily accommodated within a low-profile tunnel. That hump unfortunately obstructs the fifth passenger sitting in the rear center seat.

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Or are some parts removed when the picture was taken? Belause I was hoping to see the fuel line/rear brake line there..
Nope, none. I took a couple of snaps more but not very helpful in this aspect though. I left out the engine/sump part.

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Is your ride a TDI
Yes. The GT TDI.

PS: You should avoid typing with ellipses (dots in succession...) in your sentences. Not a good netiquette and more so, moderators tend to edit such sentences. Just a tip.

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What is the spare wheel provided with Polo 1.2 TDi Highline? Is it the alloy wheel or a steel one?
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What is the spare wheel provided with Polo 1.2 TDi Highline? Is it the alloy wheel or a steel one?
Steel rim. Only the GT variants get the alloy wheel as the spare.
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Old 24th January 2014, 10:05   #2902
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Polo facelifts(mild to notice) have been spotted world wide but India could give a skip to the same.
Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review-volkswagenpolofaceliftspiedinchina.jpg


What to expect to the Indian Polo's will be the next generation that is based on the MQB platform (underpinning the Golf, and making it more spacious) with for a launch in 2015 . So what do we expect to get?

Polo for India is specualted to have the new 1.5 liter TDI unit that Volkswagen is developing specifically for use in the next-generation Polo and Vento models sold in India.
On the petrol,VW may to use 1.0-liter turbocharged engines that is used on the UP series!

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Polo Facelift revealed fully - Check this out guys !!!
http://www.worldcarfans.com/11401236...ut/lowphotos#2
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I took the car today for the first service. It's actually a free inspection. Only a basic car wash was provided and the car was run through a computerised diagnostics to check for faults. No top ups of any fluid were done. A very basic inspection and it was completed within an hour.
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Old 27th January 2014, 18:26   #2905
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The facelift is not too noticeable and can be easily given a miss. It would serve VW far better to focus on improving its service experience.
As a Polo owner, I love the way the car drives and its exemplary road manners. I own a City ZX/Swift Petrol as well, but the confidence when driving a Polo TDi is much better.
However every time I take the car for service, the experience is just so appalling - you feel like you are headed into battle against the company.
Though my heart wants the next car to be a VW, this time I will listen to my head and choose a company with a better service reputation.
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However every time I take the car for service, the experience is just so appalling - you feel like you are headed into battle against the company.
Though my heart wants the next car to be a VW, this time I will listen to my head and choose a company with a better service reputation.
The way Germans, Italian and even Americans give confidence in driving, it can never be matched by Japs or Korean. Which VW service centre workshop do you use in Mumbai?

Try using Volkswagen Downtown Mumbai as most of bhpians have positive reviews about them.

Address:
Shaman Cars Pvt. Ltd.
Bombay Gas Compound, Lalbaug,
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Mob : 9870500675
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POLO 1.5TDI delayed, a refreshing facelift coming soon!

Volkswagen's new facelifted Polo revealed; expected in India this May. New 1.5-litre diesel coming only later , likely to debut year end!

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The headlights now get hexagonal LED elements, a chrome strip at the bottom of the grille links both headlights, and the chin of the car is all-new. What's particularly nice is the fact that the wider wraparound section now also gets a metallic highlight that runs around the bottom of the fogs. There are fewer changes around the rear, but the car does get an all-new bumper and tail-lights.

A new upmarket steering wheel, new centre console with a new colour display and new air-con controls lift the ambience in the cabin considerably. The steering, in fact, looks very similar to that of the Volkswagen Golf. ( not sure of this coming update to India though )

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Source:ACI (article)

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Videos of Polo 2014 launched globally yesterday.




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POLO 1.5TDI delayed, a refreshing facelift coming soon!

Volkswagen's new facelifted Polo revealed; expected in India this May. New 1.5-litre diesel coming only later , likely to debut year end!

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The refreshed / face-lifted polo seems very promising. I loved the way the front and rear bumpers are re-designed. The headlights with the new led strip look very sharp. However, except for the new steering wheel I dint like the new center console. Doesn't look VWish at all. The silver accent too isn't the nicest thing that can go inside a car like that.

Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review-2014volkswagenpolofaceliftdashboard.jpg

From what I read about the launch , they have a new 1.4 L TDi that will replace both 1.2 and 1.6 L ones. Its going to be in two or three states of tune 75 PS, 90 PS and may be 105 PS as well. Well in that case they just need to use this engine in the Indian Polo, there is no need for them to develop a new engine specifically for a country where the sales figures are not at all worth mentioning.

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May be the 1.5 TDi was just another rumor.
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Dimensional comparison of the Facelift Vs the current version, changes due to the bumper design!

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