That's a number: 14 million. Almost as often the VW Polo has been sold globally. Started once as a cheap version of the Audi 50. Then, however, developed significantly away from it. No longer a subcompact. It clearly exceeds the dimensions of the Golf 1. As a car in this world, what can you do else than grow?
Of course, everything is again praised by the manufacturer as an innovation. But that in this VW all engines have the Euro 6 standard for the first time, had to come sometime, because time is short and it will not be any different at future models. However, the announcement of LED light is a sensation in this class, even if available as recently as in autumn.
It looks good, skillful continuing the Golf design. Headlights in crystal glass design, boring in the middle under the bumper? Something unmotivated an accentuating edge appears in the rear end. Unfortunately, it is directed not on the side to the front, but directly down. Nevertheless, by no means a boring rear.
A test-sit will show how far at the four-door the B-pillar is moved backwards by the modular transverse toolkit , so that you can buckle up properly even when the end position of the front seats is reached. Because this is a facelift, there is little hope. The old and new are still missing a bit of the interior economics.
The engines are more than face lifted. In addition to the from the up! known engines, there are two 'downsized' 1.2-liter engines, the provide with charging up to 81 kW (110 PS), and that also at a reasonable rated speed. Ever wonder that in engines with this diversity of performance a maximum of 114 g/km of CO2-emissions are emitted.
Actually, the 1.6 litre diesel engines are not bad in their consumption behaviour. After all, they power the latest Blue Motion. Anyhow, now they are replaced by three-cylinder engines with slightly over 1.4 litres displacement, at least in the Polo. The normal value is now once again 88 g/km, which will certainly be undercut, at least by special models.
Of course, one is oriented towards the Golf in the new infotainment system. The touch screen monitor reacts already upon approach and not only upon touch. The Bluetooth connection establishment from the Gulf has a good name and if one have now also done a bit at establishing contacts to the Android group, a successful audio selection and transmission is nothing in the way, especially since the price is right. The antenna connection further decimated significantly the risk of dead spots clearly. 04/14