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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Volkswagen Polo 1.4 Can Relax, Aggressive

FOR further introduce the New Polo to the community and loyal customers, Volkswagen India held a media first drive compact hatchback is in Livingworld Alam Sutera, Sunday .

Volkswagen's own grouping of the compact car segment up to the big luxury cars ranging from segments A00-A0-ABC and D. As a reference included in the VW Golf hatchback segment A while Polo entered in the A0 segment.

Hatchback tiny 1.4-liter gasoline engine is a multi-point injection to produce power by 85 bhp at 5,000 rpm and torque of 132 Nm at 3800 rpm. Most interestingly, the transmission is carried Polo Golf GTI's similar to the dual-clutch 7-speed DSG gearbox which was first applied to the Polo and in its class.

This transmission is equipped with a sports mode and sequential shift that can be operated manually. This cute car can accelerate from 0-100 km / h within 11.9 seconds with a claimed maximum speed can reach 177 km / h with fuel consumption of 17.2 km / liter.

As German car that sets high standards of safety rules, VW Polo equipped with full safety features. Polo is the only city car in Indonesia is equipped with ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL).

Therefore, it is natural that it bears the VW Polo 1.4 five-star safety ratings in NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) which make it a vehicle that is safe for motorists, passengers and pedestrians.

Intrigued, Media Indonesia would not pass the opportunity to try out the vehicle even if only for a short time. And as we expected, the transmission of the 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) has a gearshift is smooth and soft like a CVT transmission character.

In Sport mode, shift occurred at a higher rpm. This mode is suitable for riders who crave an aggressive character. If it is still considered to be less, the driver can take over with manually operate it.

Amazingly, even though operated in sport mode or manual mode, the characters move from one gear to another gear keep it running smoothly. As a result there is no iota engine speed is wasted in vain.

Model 3-point front suspension wishbone in front and torsion beam axle at the rear is not exactly fierce but able to absorb shocks wheels and support vehicles while performing maneuvers.

In addition, Polo steering wheel is very comfortable grip with a character that is ideal. Not too heavy, nor too light so the hands do not get tired even though the driver while driving the Polo in a long time.

Hatchback that goes into India in CBU (Completely Built-Up) from Germany is priced off the road or Rp233 Rp258 million on the road (DKI). Available in four color choices are Reflect Silver, Candy White, Deep Black and Red Flash


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