Also known as Polo GTI, the Volkswagen Polo is the super mini car that has been produced by Volkswagen, a German manufacturer since 1975. This brand is being sold within Europe as well as other markets in the global scale in estate, sedan, coupe and hatchback variants.
Initially launched in year 1975, the Polo has been produced with more than 5 generations in 2011 with flashing facelifts. Some of the models related to the Volkswagen Group include the Audi A1, SEAT Ibiza, Škoda and Fabia. It was in 2010 when the Volkswagen has been awarded in the World Car of the Year.
About The Body Styles
The initial Polos used to be hatchback with a saloon that is being marketed in the name of Volkswagen Derby. Upon the introduction of the Mark II model, this saloon was renamed as Volkswagen Polo Classic, while the hatchback style has been renamed as the coupe (Volkswagen Polo Coupe). Uncommonly, the Polo, which used to be promoted as the hatchback was a bit closer in model to the estate. Such version have become the most well known in almost every nation where the Polo GTI was sold.
Starting from the Mark II to the next generation, the variety was more simply conventional that includes unambiguous saloon, estate and hatchback models.
The Polo displays as a compact vehicle that comes with the conventional front-wheel drive and transversely mounted engine. The Mark I Polo merely feature the 4-cylinder petrol engines, yet for the Mark II, the diesel engine has been provided for the first time, though only in particular markets, as others need to wait till the introduction of the Mark III. In the present range, it includes a range of four- and three- cylinder petrol as well as diesel engines.
Earlier versions utilized 4-speed manual transmission, while the present vehicle is available either with 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. A suspension system on each model utilizes the completely independent Mac Pherson strut suspension on front and the twist-beam rear suspension. Most of the models utilize disc brakes on the rear and front drum brakes, though few of the latest models have rounded disc brakes.
Latest Volkswagen Polo Facelift
The latest model of Polo GTI comes in 3 trim levels, namely Comfortline, Highline and Trendline. It features both diesel and petrol engine choices for the drivers to select from. It petrol versions come equipped with similar 1.2L engine, which could turn out the highest power of 74bhp along with the optimum torque of 110Nm.
Though the diesel versions are presently equipped with the new 1.5L mill, it belts out the ultimate power of 88.8bhp, while generating 230Nm mammoth torque. When it comes to the exteriors, the latest model gained major updates all around with the new radiator grille, which is the set of sophisticated alloy wheels together with the freshly designed bumper as well as the redesigned headlight cluster.
A lot of changes have been included on the facelift of the newer models of Polo GTI, which is a must check out by customers.