Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSi: big little sister

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The sixth generation of Volkswagen’s city SUV is undergoing a redesign with higher prices and … prices to match. The “small” always seems closer to the Golf, its big sister, and a bestseller than the German brand that didn’t want to introduce a hybrid on this model.

golf face…
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A whole life and even several souls chasing after big sister has never slowed down! Sitting at the controls of a VW Polo today, we don’t need to beg our imaginations to imagine we hit the road with a golf yesterday. Two of the German brand’s best-selling brands follow each other, look alike, and of course this is not a flaw. When it came to refining the sixth generation of the indefatigable “Ant”, Volkswagen was a little less shy than usual.

balanced

balanced
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Polo VI after the hairdressing

Polo VI after the hairdressing
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Today's look

Today’s look
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Tail lights in the tailgate

Tail lights in the tailgate
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This time, there is no need to torment your eyes with the game of differences, the novelties are shown and there is no need for any evidence to show off. In our test version, the front panel was masked with an LED light strip and fitted with new optics giving the Polo a real boost of freshness. The rear part dares a little more to resemble a Golf thanks to the lights that “return” in the tailgate.

new beacon

new beacon
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The 3D effect glows with more or less intense brightness depending on the braking force.

without sequins

To be complete, note the arrival of the sliders, which are already on the more high-end models in the range. Without exaggerated pretension, with a personality more reticent than daring, “The Little One” walks his way without gloss but in earnest. For years, his clients never asked him for anything else.

broad no?

broad no?
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new steering wheel

new steering wheel
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Large and very practical central screen

Large and very practical central screen
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counter door

counter door
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Finishing quality

Finishing quality
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in a trip...

in a trip…
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takes care

takes care
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Inside, this restyling is an opportunity to combine a new steering wheel and air conditioning unit with the touch controls we know on the Golf VIII. It’s a nice addition on paper, perfectly fitting in with the times, but some may regret the very efficient manual controls and it’s still found in the entry level version.

Space reserved for passengers is pretty much a good average (even above, in the rear) with always-perfect driving position and, as a bonus, a large trunk and impeccable comfort.

Bo Lee Fa slow!

While the diesel, which has long been a partner in the Polo adventure, has disappeared from the catalog (since the end of 2020), the city car from Wolsburg is based on a proven engine, a 3-cylinder supercharged 1.0-liter TSi petrol.

17 inch rims

17 inch rims
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We chose a 110 hp engine (also available with 95 hp) available only with the automatic gearbox. Flexible and discreet, it allows you to get out of town happily, allowing for a very acceptable performance and reasonable consumption even if many competitors perform better (on different roads and without counting, we often stayed above 7 liters, but you just have to be careful about it. Lower the average at a speed of less than 6 liters).

The Polo, the best-selling car from Volkswagen in France with more than 24% of orders, has all the charms and qualities to continue its amazing journey, one cannot help but wonder about the absence of a very valuable hybrid at the moment.

Patrick Lewis

the paper

Length: 4074 mm

Width: 1751 mm

Height: 1435 mm

Wheelbase: 2550 mm

Box volume: 351/1125 liters

Tank capacity: 40 liters

Number of seats: 5

Weight: 1207 kg

Engine: 3 cylinder petrol

Power: 110 HP / 81 KW

Displacement: 999 cc

Top speed: 195 km/h

0 to 100 km/h: 10 inches 4

DMaximum torque 200 Nm

Transmission: traction

Gearbox: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Combined consumption: 55. / 6.5 l / 100 km

CO2 emissions: 125 g/km

Financial power 6 hp

the +

Serious workmanship and quality finishes

– Hold the road is never wrong

– Irreplaceable comfort for a city car

– Stem size reference in the clip

– ingenuity

The –

Pretty normal character…

Still some tough plastics

Prices are constantly rising

– DSG7 gearbox is a little slow

Technical details> Among the technological innovations on board the Polo is the new capacitive steering wheel that reveals the presence of scorpions and facilitates semi-autonomous driving. Standard on city car, emergency braking with detection of pedestrians, cyclists or animals and active lane maintenance. Always higher, always closer to her famous “older sister” …

the number

47> years old. Soon to be fifty years old and still ambitious! The first generation of the Polo, in 1975, was directly inspired by the Audi 50 launched the previous year. Her name was a reference to polo, and in the basic version, the doors on the inside were lined with cardboard and there… More Today we measure the difference with this little girl who, as we’ve heard so often in other places, has a long time ago, “everything from one big” . The Volkswagen city SUV has been registered in more than 18 million units worldwide. continuous series.

The price

From €23,115 to €26,395

note

14.5/20

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