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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 5th April 2016, 13:42   #3706
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 7,817
Thanked: 10,745 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Volkswagen Polo Allstar edition heading to India. Engine details for India is not known yet. This could be a special edition of Polo made available for India.

Name:  0_468_700_http___172_17_115_180_82_ExtraImages_20160405011637_allstar1.jpg
Views: 3769
Size:  33.6 KB

The Polo Allstar edition was one of ten VW models revealed internationally in December 2015. The model for international markets is powered by a 108hp 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine paired to a six-speed manual gearbox.


Quote:
The car seen testing in India wore a TDI badge indicating that India will get the special edition based on the standard Polo. However, it is not known if the more powerful GT series will get the Allstar edition. The car also sported the same wheels as the Polo Allstar showcased at the Geneva motor show, though the feature list is not known
http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...ia-401144.aspx

Last edited by volkman10 : 5th April 2016 at 13:58.
volkman10 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2016, 14:15   #3707
Senior - BHPian
 
Vik0728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 1,531 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post

Volkswagen Polo Allstar edition heading to India. Engine details for India is not known yet. This could be a special edition of Polo made available for India.

The car also sported the same wheels as the Polo Allstar showcased at the Geneva motor show, though the feature list is
Thanks volkman10 for sharing this info, you really seem to be the VAG messenger of the forum

A 108 BHP TSI with MT will be a stonker, whichever way one looks at it. But with GT TSI prices already going skywards and the Polo GTI coming around the corner, why Polo Allstar now VW India?

Is it just an illusion or do I see rear disc brakes on that Polo Allstar showcased here?

If it really does come with the All-round Disc Brake, this must be the most significant update on series of latest changes.
Vik0728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2016, 18:19   #3708
BHPian
 
Thebat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 75
Thanked: 78 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Man Polo and its endless updates, this really is getting a bit too much to keep track of. After I got my exquisite edition in November last year this is probably the 4th update I am reading about. Either volkswagen are on a roll or are desperately trying to push sales after the emissions scandal. Either way keeps interest in the brand.
Thebat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2016, 00:21   #3709
BHPian
 
johannskaria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MH 03 / KL 08
Posts: 596
Thanked: 1,124 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Is some maruti man sitting at the top of new product development at Volkswagen?
The endless number of variants is not helping the company at all.
Infact the mere advertisement spent on last 3year Polo launches may be enough to give the polo a refreshed face. From where I'm sitting this shows the lethargic attitude of the company in a potential market where even Ford has completely brought in new players in the last 12 months and is now poised to capture the market.
I wonder what the Volkswagen management is upto? And the worrying fact is that this slump may act against it when they launch the next product, like how the Tata's are now.
johannskaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2016, 11:41   #3710
BHPian
 
jay3sh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Pune / Thane
Posts: 41
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

Help needed for Polo 1.2 MPI regarding a warning light, what does the encircled exclamation mark on the speedo highlight? The one to the left of the needle bottom. Driver is out with the polo and has send me an image, not sure what to do. Unable to upload the image due to some security restriction.
jay3sh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2016, 11:52   #3711
BHPian
 
ajaypjayaraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: KL 11
Posts: 909
Thanked: 979 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by jay3sh View Post
Help needed for Polo 1.2 MPI regarding a warning light, what does the encircled exclamation mark on the speedo highlight? The one to the left of the needle bottom. Driver is out with the polo and has send me an image, not sure what to do. Unable to upload the image due to some security restriction.
Handbrake ON, If the illumination is red. If yellow/amber, could be some fault in the system.
ajaypjayaraj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2016, 12:05   #3712
BHPian
 
jay3sh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Pune / Thane
Posts: 41
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

Not handbrake, confirmed. Since another indicator with a 'P' highlights on pulling it. It's even beeping intermittently now, service center calling! I just hope it's ok to get back the vehicle 170-200 km?
jay3sh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2016, 13:26   #3713
BHPian
 
ajaypjayaraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: KL 11
Posts: 909
Thanked: 979 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by jay3sh View Post
Not handbrake, confirmed. Since another indicator with a 'P' highlights on pulling it. It's even beeping intermittently now, service center calling! I just hope it's ok to get back the vehicle 170-200 km?
Confirmed if the brake fluid level is normal? It could also be a sensor malfunction. But better to rule out other things before assuming a sensor fault.
ajaypjayaraj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2016, 13:52   #3714
BHPian
 
jay3sh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Pune / Thane
Posts: 41
Thanked: 19 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajaypjayaraj View Post
Confirmed if the brake fluid level is normal? It could also be a sensor malfunction. But better to rule out other things before assuming a sensor fault.
Yes the driver said he checked the fluid level and is normal. I will again check when he returns. How do I confirm regarding sensor malfunction, visit service station right?
jay3sh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2016, 14:09   #3715
BHPian
 
ajaypjayaraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: KL 11
Posts: 909
Thanked: 979 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by jay3sh View Post
Yes the driver said he checked the fluid level and is normal. I will again check when he returns. How do I confirm regarding sensor malfunction, visit service station right?
Sensor malfunction would show up in a scan and service centre can detect it in no time. If fluid level is fine, hand brake is disengaged and brakes are functioning normally, the intermittent warning could be triggered by a loose connection or a sensor malfunction. Brake pad wear warning sensor is not present right. Another sensor would be for the hand brake engage/release. But since you mentioned that there is a separate indicator for that and is functioning normally, that sensor could be fine. Driver should take extra caution and avoid speeding, just in case, while driving back as its something to do with brakes and take it to the service centre to get it rectified.
ajaypjayaraj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2016, 08:59   #3716
Senior - BHPian
 
audioholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BengaLuru
Posts: 2,589
Thanked: 2,938 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Not sure if this is the right thread, but can I know what features are offered in the GT TDI compared to the highline diesel in the current series versions? Since there are so many facelifts and feature additions, it has been difficult to track for me. Apart from the higher power and some visual changes, what else do I miss if I get a Highline diesel compared to a GT TDI?

Was in the market looking for a replacement to my WagonR, and I was considering the polo and the Figo. Somehow the Polo looks beautiful to ignore and move on. Any offers on the Highline here in Bangalore?
audioholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2016, 10:35   #3717
Senior - BHPian
 
Vik0728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 1,531 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by audioholic View Post

Not sure if this is the right thread, but can I know what features are offered in the GT TDI compared to the highline diesel in the current series versions?
Hey audioholic, first off you are spot on with respect to the cosmetic changes on the GT vis-a-vis the Highline variant. From what I know, these are only the changes you get and I would not even call them extras.

But yes, some of the extras that I can think of are:

- Estrada Alloys on GT vs the regular Tosa Alloys on Highline
- GT Grill on the front and rear but only TDI badges on the Highline
- All black interior on the GT vs Silver finish centre console on the Highline
- Not sure on this, but GT step garnish vs nothing on the Highline
- Probably a slightly different seat upholstery on the GT vs the regular ones on the Highline

All said and done, if you had the funds to stretch a bit, personally I would recommend going in for the GT TDI. It really is a special hatch.

Last edited by Vik0728 : 18th April 2016 at 10:37.
Vik0728 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd April 2016, 22:29   #3718
Senior - BHPian
 
audioholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BengaLuru
Posts: 2,589
Thanked: 2,938 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Took a test drive of the Polo Highline today. The sales guy was pretty prompt and on time to my office and I took it around for a short 3km stretch. Since I had driven the Polo in Germany for quite sometime, the only difference I wanted to experience was the diesel engine. I had a petrol Polo in Germany. In short, here are some points:

What I liked:
  • Same fit and finish as the German car. I guess the steering wheel is imported since even the leather felt the same while holding and so did the whole car while driving.
  • Diesel engine launches the car like a rocket after the Turbo wakes up. This effect is prominent in second gear and above and it pulls like crazy. However, I guess the boost is limited in first gear and first gear doesnt have that pull above 2k rpm. Didnt find the engine to be noisy and the clutch was very light and easy to handle in traffic
  • Ride is not so settled on humps and the suspension seems to be stiff, which isnt a downer for me since I think it will translate to excellent highway manners.
  • Some amount of equipment compared to previous versions.
What I did not like:
  • The MFD is still not yet a maxi dot display. I assumed that the recent upgrades would have got it a Maxi dot cluster however it still has the old cluster. In Germany my car had the Maxi dot cluster which I can safely say is the best MFD ever. Lots of info displayed and dynamic. I know that it can be replaced but still I dont like fiddling so much with the car.
  • The head unit has got a touchscreen but no navigation or so. Even the reverse parking sensor is an audio based device and the HU does not display the sensor data.
  • There is a price hike for MY2016 cars. I had seen a pricelist online which stated OTR for Highline TDi to be 9.5L and GT TDi to be 10.3L. However, the new TDi costs 10.4L and the GT TDi costs 11.3L which is a little above my current budget. Its a cool 90k more. That put me down a little bit since I was prepared to shell out a max of Rs. 9.5L currently.
Overall, the looks of the car has totally brought me. I see here that the polo might receive more updates, but if that pushes prices even further up, then I will have to bin the plan to buy one. However, if the prices remain the same, I will be the first one to book the updated version. At the current scenario, I am still wondering whether to plonk the money on the car or not.



Will take some time to make up my mind and save some money to prevent a total bank wipe out In the meanwhile it would be great to hear some opinions.
audioholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd April 2016, 23:09   #3719
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 6,998
Thanked: 5,051 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
... ... ...
Will take some time to make up my mind and save some money to prevent a total bank wipe out In the meanwhile it would be great to hear some opinions.
Loose out on the still-modest new-model feature list, but still get a great car by buying used?
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd April 2016, 23:22   #3720
Senior - BHPian
 
audioholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BengaLuru
Posts: 2,589
Thanked: 2,938 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad E Ginathom View Post
Loose out on the still-modest new-model feature list, but still get a great car by buying used?
Used car would have been an option but I need it for my daily office run of close to 55km. Hence that will put 1000kms on the Odo easily per month excluding the distance clocked running errands or the drive to my village which can take monthly usage to 1500kms. Hence I am looking for a car which can last me 60000kms without needing anything but regular maintenance and replacement of wear and tear parts. For those one off part failures I would need the car to be under warranty. Unless I find a used car to fit these requirements, I would rather save up money and buy a new piece

If it was for a shorter commute, I would have brought a used polo eyes closed.

Last edited by audioholic : 22nd April 2016 at 23:24.
audioholic 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 8613 9th December 2016 10:54
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 11:22.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks