VOLKSWAGEN

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen is known for their precision in details surrounding safety and fuel efficiency.

Built for day-to-day travelling, the VW Polo provides ultimate comfort, safety and speed.

We present you with the key benefits and features of three VW models, with a special focus on one – the VW Polo.

The VW Polo models are fitted with fuel efficient engines, exclusive model-specific designs and outstanding performance features, giving you the ultimate day-to-day driving experience.

Volkswagen Polo Model Comparison

The following three VW Polo models have been selected for comparison based on ours and fellow VW Polo owners’ experiences:

VW Polo VW GolfVW Polo Vivo
Engine1.2 Turbo1.2 Turbo1.4
Transmission5-Speed Manual6-Speed Manual5- Speed Manual
Power maximum (kW)668155
Torque @ RPM160175132
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)n/an/an/a
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYesYesYes
Cruise controlOptOptOpt
Park Distance ControlOpt front + rearOpt front + rear (opt rear camera / opt park assist)Opt rear camera
Central lockingRemoteRemoteRemote

Key Features of the Volkswagen Polo

The Volkswagen Polo boasts all the key features you would expect in a Volkswagen Hatchback vehicle for ultimate peace of mind, comfort and safety when you drive off the lot:

Safety

  • Antilock Braking System (ABS): The Volkswagen Polo includes an anti-locking braking system, preventing the wheels from locking, giving you full control of your vehicle in emergency situations.
  • Electronic Differential Lock (EDL): The Volkswagen Polo is equipped with electronic differential lock technology. It automatically applies brake force when necessary, directing power to the wheel with greater traction and also reducing tire wear.
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC): Drive in wet conditions with ease with ESC, a feature that senses when the driver under or over-steers the vehicle and applies automatic brakes to the necessary wheels. ESC further assists with direction control, and adds or alleviates down-force to one side of the vehicle depending on the terrain.
  • Airbags: Fitted with up to six airbags (depending on the model), safety is a key feature in the Volkswagen Polo, instilling comfort and trust.

Performance

  • Transmission: The Volkswagen Polo delivers a five-speed manual power shift transmission. Power shifting automatically selects the appropriate gears for precise gear changing for optimal performance and speed.
  • Engine: The Volkswagen Polo is equipped with a 1.2 Turbo engine that produces 160Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-100kph in 10.8 seconds.

Technology

  • Media display: Radio Composition Touch with monochrome touch screen, auxiliary input for external audio X source and four speakers.

Design

  • Body-coloured bumpers: The Volkswagen Polo is equipped with a body-coloured bumper to match the exact colour of the body, which makes the car look more premium than the standard black bumpers.
  • Rear fog light: About as bright as a brake light, the rear fog lights are switched on in poor visibility conditions to increase your car’s visibility for vehicles behind you.

Affordable Hatchback Comparison

The VW Polo is highly ranked in its class for performance, travelling experience and safety. If you enjoy the comfort and daily travelling of a fuel-efficient hatchback, the VW Polo is the model of choice.

We present our top three hatchbacks listed in the same category, within the same price range:

VW PoloFord FiestaOpel Corsa
Engine1.2 Turbo1.0 turbo1.4
Transmission5-Speed Manual5-Speed Manual5-Speed Manual
Power maximum (kW)669255
Torque @ RPM160170132
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)n/aYesn/a
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYesYesYes
Cruise controlOptYesOpt
Park Distance ControlOpt for front + rearOpt rearRear (Opt for rear camera
Central lockingRemoteKeylessRemote
 

Volkswagen GOLF

Striking design and high-speed performance puts the VW Golf at the forefront of modern luxury hatchbacks.

But just in case you need a little convincing, we present you with a comparison of key benefits and features of three Volkswagen models, with a special focus on one – the VW Golf.

These Volkswagens are fitted with advanced technology features, high-performance engines, optimal safety and enhanced driving features.

Volkswagen Golf Model Comparison

The following three Volkswagen Golf models have been selected for comparison based on ours and fellow Volkswagen Golf owners’ experiences:

VW Golf VW Golf SVVW Jetta
Engine1.8 Turbo1.8 Turbo1.4 Turbo
Transmission6-Speed Manual6-Speed Manual6-Speed Manual
Power maximum (kW)170170150
Torque @ RPM200200184
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)n/aPermanentn/a
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYesYesYes
Cruise controlOptOptYes
Park Distance ControlOpt for front + rear (opt rear camera / opt park assist)Opt for front + rear (opt rear camera / opt park assist)Opt for front + rear / opt rear camera
Central lockingRemoteRemoteRemote (Opt for keyless)
 

Key Features of the Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf boasts all the key features you would expect in a hatchback vehicle for ultimate comfort, safety and interior luxuries when you drive off the lot:

Safety

  • Side impact bars: Made from high strength steel, the side impact bars provide the ultimate safety for you and your passengers in the event of a collision.
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC): Drive in wet conditions with ease with ESC, a feature that senses when the driver under- or over-steers the vehicle and applies automatic brakes to the necessary wheels.
  • Airbags: Fitted with up to seven airbags safety is a key feature in the VW Golf instilling comfort and trust in the vehicle. Placed in all key areas of the vehicle, you and your passengers will be covered in the event of a collision.
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS): The Volkswagen Golf includes an anti-locking braking system, preventing the wheels from locking, giving you full control of your vehicle in emergency situations.

Performance

  • Engine: The Volkswagen Golf produces 170hp, 200Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-100kph in 9.3 seconds.
  • Fuel efficiency: Both the petrol and diesel engines offer improved fuel consumption and lower CO2

Technology

  • Hill-Launch Assist: Hill-Launch Assist automatically applies brakes and maintains low speeds to ensure maximum control on steep hills for optimal safety for the driver and passengers.
  • Media Display: Inside every Golf is a 5.0” Touchscreen radio/CD “Composition Colour” with MP3 compatibility, eight speakers and SD Card including a multimedia socket for external audio sources.
  • Electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering: The Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a power-assisted steering system that improves fuel consumption and includes new features such as active return and crosswind consumption.

Design

  • Body styling: The striking body styling of the Volkswagen Golf includes a black radiator grille with chrome mouldings on lower fins, integrated rear boot spoiler and a fully galvanised and laser welded body. This sleek design allows for agility and speed on the road.

 

Luxury Hatchback Comparison

The Volkswagen Golf is highly ranked in its class for performance, travelling experience and safety. If you enjoy the thrill of high-speed travelling, the Volkswagen Golf is the model of choice.

We present our top three hatchbacks listed in the same category, within the same price range:

VW GolfToyota Auris Ford Focus
Engine1.8 Turbo1.61.0 Turbo
Transmission6-Speed Manual6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Manual
Power maximum (kW)1709792
Torque @ RPM200160170
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)n/an/an/a
Power steeringYesYesYes
Air-conditioningYesYesYes
Cruise controlOptYesn/a
Park Distance ControlOpt for front + rear (opt rear camera / opt park assist)Rear cameran/a
Central lockingRemoteKeylessRemote