Volkswagen, German automaker is amongst the established manufactures in the Indian auto market that has splendid fleets of cars. Volkswagen Cross Polo is one of the peppiest and enchanting compact crossover in the Indian market from its stable. Earlier, VW Cross Polo was introduced in diesel option only but later company introduced the petrol variants also to cope up for the increasing sales.
Talking about the exterior, the front fascia gets a bold radiator grille that comes with horizontal chrome plated slats which is surrounded by a trendy headlight cluster. VW Cross Polo comes with dual tone bumper that is trimly designed and features black matte coloured air dam for engine cooling. The side profile is flaunted by black cladding along with molded covers of wheel arches which are fitted with 15 inch alloy wheels that comes with 5 spoke design. Moreover, another idiosyncratic feature of VW Cross Polo is the set of silver anodized roof rails that gives a sportier look to this hatch. The rear profile features a curvy boot lid that is embossed with variant badge and company logo. The tail lamp clusters is equipped with halogen reverse light as well as turn indicators. The rear bumper also comes with dual tone finish along with pair of bright reflectors. Talking about the dimensions, this compact crossover gets large wheelbase of 2469mm and overall length of 3987mm, total width of 1698mm and height of 1483mm along with decent ground clearance of 165mm and turning radius of 5.4meters.
On the inside, VW Cross Polo crossover is integrated with a number of features that proffers it a plush feel as it is equipped with premium upholstery. The seats of this compact crossover offers provide plenty of leg room for all the passengers that gives a comfortable driving experience and the seats are integrated with adjustable head restraints. VW Cross Polo comes with a lot of utility based aspects such as bottle holder in door panels, cup holders in center console, a glove box with illumination, front seat back pockets, rear center arm rest with cup holders and many such similar features. The dashboard is prepared of high quality scratch resistant plastic thus enhances the look and feel of the cabin and comes equipped with a few features like a large glove box with cooling effect, an illuminated instrument panel, which has a lot of functions for keeping the driver updated, a three spoke steering wheel and chrome accentuated AC vents. On safety aspect, the top variant is equipped with dual airbags, ABD and EBD, all power windows, front as well as rear fog lamps and so on.
Engine specifications and Performance
Volkswagen Cross Polo is available in both petrol as well as diesel options – 1.2L petrol and 1.5L TDI diesel engines. The 1.2L petrol engine is capable of generating 73.9bhp of maximum power at 5400 rpm and 110Nm of peak torque at 3750 rpm which comes mated with 5-speed manual transmission. Whereas, 1.5L TDI diesel engine can easily produce 88.7bhp of maximum power at 4200 rpm and peak torque of 230Nm at 1500rpm – 2500rpm that comes coupled with 5-speed manual transmission.
Pricing and Competition
As far as the pricing is concerned, Volkswagen Cross Polo is priced in the range of INR 7.07 lakh – INR 7.92 lakh and it competes with the likes of Fiat Avventura, Toyota Etios Cross, Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20.