Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st July 2014, 12:11   #3181
Team-BHP Support
 
Gannu_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madras
Posts: 4,998
Thanked: 10,403 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Thereís always something or the other to learn every day. Did not know until today that the spare key given by VW for the Polo actually has a transponder inside! I thought it was just a simple key to open the car through the keyhole on the driverís door handle.

Name:  IMG_2934.jpg
Views: 2432
Size:  55.2 KB

Quote:
The circuit has no battery; it is energized by the radio signal itself. The circuit typically has a computer chip that is programmed to respond by sending a coded signal back to the car's immobilizer. If the circuit does not respond or if the code is incorrect, the engine will not start.
Source - Carkeyhelp

Gannu_1 is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2014, 12:40   #3182
Senior - BHPian
 
abhishek46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,102
Thanked: 2,139 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

I am bit confused. Is the polo going to be launched in only the 1.5 diesel mill?
What about the old 1.2 3 pot diesel? I dont see any mention of it anywhere...
abhishek46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2014, 13:00   #3183
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 776
Thanked: 687 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhishek46 View Post
I am bit confused. Is the polo going to be launched in only the 1.5 diesel mill?
What about the old 1.2 3 pot diesel? I dont see any mention of it anywhere...
Yes, the new Polo will be available only in 1.5 diesel - but with two states of tune.. the regular one around 83 BHP & for the GT around 105 BHP.
gsurya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2014, 13:33   #3184
BHPian
 
aneezan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 413
Thanked: 185 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by 84.monsoon View Post
Sounds like a sweet deal especially the alloy wheels. Is this the integrated bluetooth unit from the highline variant or a separate standalone Bluetooth unit? Also what was your net OTR price.

One more question - does your Comfort line come with ABS and airbags?
Yes, the comfortline comes with ABS and two airbags. Also comes with a 2DIN system, like HL, rather than the previous single one.
This is a stand-alone Bluetooth Unit.
Net OTR came to 756,008.

I was primarily looking for ABS+Airbag(2) combination. The comfortline suited most of my needs. The only difference now between this and the HL are the climate control and steering wheel controls.

Last edited by aneezan : 1st July 2014 at 13:36.
aneezan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2014, 16:08   #3185
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 11,147
Thanked: 19,241 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Volkswagen dealers have started accepting bookings for the new Polo (no news of the GT variants), the first units will be delivered to customers after the car is launched on 15th July. Booking amount stands at 50,000 .

The Polo facelift will be available in 3 trim levels, Comfortline, Highline and Highline+. The trendline trim name from the older model will not be used for the new car.

It is confirmed that the new Polo will get a 1.5-litre diesel engine and will be available with two power ratings .

http://www.carblogindia.com/volkswag...elift-updates/
volkman10 is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2014, 17:26   #3186
BHPian
 
KING DYSP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: KA 17/Mysore
Posts: 122
Thanked: 211 Times
Arrow Volkswagen Polo Facelift

A fleet of VW Polo Facelift spied in Pune. Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review-picsart_1404215462493.jpg

Name:  PicsArt_1404215445660.jpg
Views: 1753
Size:  146.7 KB

Name:  PicsArt_1404215454303.jpg
Views: 1756
Size:  155.7 KB

Name:  PicsArt_1404215438243.jpg
Views: 1746
Size:  160.6 KB

Name:  PicsArt_1404215430688.jpg
Views: 1722
Size:  154.4 KB

TOD
KING DYSP is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2014, 17:30   #3187
BHPian
 
TheLizardKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 216
Thanked: 484 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo Facelift

Quote:
Originally Posted by KING DYSP View Post
A fleet of VW Polo Facelift spied in Pune.
Am I seeing things or have they gone back to the pre-facelift non-smoked headlamps? And I think I prefer the alloys on my 2013 Polo to these new ones. The thinner spokes look delicate, and take away from the "less is more" design philosophy.

Last edited by TheLizardKing : 1st July 2014 at 17:41.
TheLizardKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2014, 00:20   #3188
DWC
BHPian
 
DWC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 188
Thanked: 121 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Yes, the alloys look a little odd, IMO. Thick and thin spokes look too messy. Would have preferred the alloys with just the 5 thick spokes or the ones that are available internationally. Would have been great to see some interior pictures as well. Im guessing, the next couple of weeks have a lot of leaked pictures of the new car.
DWC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2014, 12:28   #3189
BHPian
 
Suraj25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 225
Thanked: 354 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

A few pictures of the new polo, sent in by a friend.
The MID font has been changed and it looks pretty neat!
Attached Images
       
Suraj25 is offline   (7) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2014, 12:56   #3190
Team-BHP Support
 
Gannu_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madras
Posts: 4,998
Thanked: 10,403 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

So the new flat bottomed steering wheel is confirmed - perhaps the best addition to the new Polo. The spare key seems to be the electronic keyfob type going by the snap. Dead pedal is also in. Inverted L-type head restraints for the rear seat. The reflector inside the tail lamps have changed from the existing model. The faux Alu. trims in the centre console look awkward. The gloss black ones were better IMO.

Please ask your friend to send some snaps of the engine bay.
Gannu_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2014, 14:04   #3191
BHPian
 
Suraj25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 225
Thanked: 354 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gannu_1 View Post

Please ask your friend to send some snaps of the engine bay.
Haha, I don't know if that's possible Gannu. The friend got it from his SA. But I will try!
According to the SA there will be no GT TDI. Just the 1.5 TDI in two states of tune, which are 75 and 105 bhp. The one with the higher state of tune doesn't get any GT treatment. I hope this isn't true!
Bookings start June 15th.
Suraj25 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2014, 14:58   #3192
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 8,146
Thanked: 8,336 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gannu_1 View Post
So the new flat bottomed steering wheel is confirmed - perhaps the best addition to the new Polo.
Reinventing the wheel?

Seems like a ridiculous fad to me, although, as I mentioned before, I see other companies do it too. Wheels are meant for turning, right?
Thad E Ginathom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2014, 15:10   #3193
Team-BHP Support
 
Gannu_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madras
Posts: 4,998
Thanked: 10,403 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad E Ginathom View Post
Seems like a ridiculous fad to me, although, as I mentioned before, I see other companies do it too. Wheels are meant for turning, right?
Functionally, the flat part at the bottom is supposed to help bulky people with the ingress and egress. Aesthetically, it transforms the cabin to give it a sporty look. May not appeal to the older generations though. That is to say, my father may not be able to appreciate this difference.
Gannu_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2014, 15:18   #3194
BHPian
 
KevinP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 104
Thanked: 58 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suraj25 View Post
The friend got it from his SA. But I will try! Bookings start June 15th.
Hey Suraj, would you be able to get your friend to find out from his SA if the updates like the dead pedal, L-type head restraints and the flat bottomed Steering would be available as counter spares? Interesting if we could use these upgrades for the pre 2014 models.
KevinP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2014, 16:07   #3195
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 769
Thanked: 376 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

@suraj Would you know if it comes with an armrest?
diffsoft is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review GTO Official New Car Reviews 9094 18th June 2018 10:26
Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 Litre Petrol (Trendline) Test Drive, Review & Photos Karizma Fan Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 40 18th February 2010 20:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:15.

Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks