The new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo 5th generation (factory index Typ 6R models) made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2009. Hatchback 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo Mk5 immediately after the start of sales has become a bestseller in the class of super-mini, not only in Europe but also in many countries around the world, including the US and Japan. Recognition Polo compact car enthusiasts are not left without attention of experts and critics of the automotive market. In 2010, the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo Mk5 got a few titles: “European Car of the Year”, “Car of the year in the world ‘,’ Supermini of the Year” and “Best Import Car of the Year in Japan.” Such a large number of awards, perhaps, did not collect any car in the history of the global automotive industry.
Our review will try to find out what kind of charisma and consumer qualities of a German compact hatchback. A closer look at the design, size, tires and wheels, color options of the car body. Let us sit down in the lounge and evaluate ergonomics, ease of placing the driver and passengers, the quality of finishing materials, the filling level of comfort functions. Do not forget about the possibilities of cargo trunk, specify the full specifications of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo model year, the actual fuel consumption and, of course, carry out a test drive. We traditionally help numerous reviews of the owners, photo materials.
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At the beginning of the description of the appearance of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo 5th generation we remind our readers that the hatchback is available in two versions with three and five-door body. Our review of the subject’s brother 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo sedan will not take part in today’s test, he dedicated two extensive review article on our website about the advantages and disadvantages of the cabin assembly and the problems of operation (second test).
- Let’s start with the external dimensions of the body of a hatchback Polo: 3970 mm long, 1453 mm high, 1682 mm wide, 2470 mm wheelbase, 165 mm ground clearance (increased clearance for the Russian – Package “bad roads”)
- and variants of 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo paint colors: the cost of white (Candy Weiss) or blue (Sea Blue) are included in the price of the car, for black (Schwarz) and bright red (Flash Rot) requires additional payment of 4600 rubles for Metallic Orange (Hot Orange), gray (Pepper gray), silver (Reflex Silver), dark blue (Shadow blue), brown (Toffee brown) and pearl black (deep black) need to pay 8750 rubles, pearl white (Oryx) will cost 30,140 rubles.
- The factory cars shod in tires 175/70 R14 on steel disk 14 radius or 185/60 R15 on steel or alloy wheels size 15. Wheel arches Polo hatchback readily accept and larger tires 195/55 R15, 195/50 R16 and even 205/45 R16.
The beautiful and harmonious appearance of the new Polo is obliged designer Walter de Silva. When creating the design of the 5th generation Polo italian style master chose La Semplicità (simplicity) and thus got straight to the point. The car turned at the same time elegant, emotional, sporty and dynamic.
The simplicity and clarity of lines, the pleasant and the correct proportions of the body like the motorists of different age groups all over the world. From whatever side and the angle at which the review we may look at the German hatchback, the car looks amazing attractive. Straight lines are present on the hood and sides of the bus, the roof and simple relief bumper. Grille, the additional air intake, headlamps and front fog lights are harmoniously complement the simplicity and straightforwardness of the lines of the new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo forms the rear body parts in the correct face of the tailgate, compact lamps of dimensional light and strict bumper. Car looks like a bundle of energy limited the size of the body, but it is absolutely devoid of aggressiveness.
Italian designers managed to create the shape of the car is not timeless. Interestingly, the entire line of German manufacturer looks as simple and strictly. Since fiscal 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo, a popular the 2018-2019 Volkswagen the Golf , a representative of the business class the 2018-2019 Volkswagen the Passat the B7 , and ending with a compact crossover 2018-2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and large SUV the 2018-2019 Volkswagen the Touareg .
It should be noted that the body of a hatchback with two-sided zinc coating is made with extensive use of durable and high-strength steel, and the car is the safest in the world among compact cars.
The rigor and conciseness, straight lines, a reference to ergonomics and thoughtful placement verified every detail, quality materials and a high level of assembly – are the main advantages of a hatchback 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo saloon. Many motorists blamed for the car’s interior very much strict and gray design, devoid of bright colors and design chips, but in spite of these characteristics to be in the German compact saloon nice. Do not deny yourself the pleasure and we sit down in the driver’s seat, and then try to stay in the second row, and finally look at the trunk.
The front seats are filled with dense, bright side support in the hips and back, anatomical profile. Is a convenient and comfortable driver and passenger with an increase by 190 cm. To help a wide range of adjustment of seats and steering column. The optimum size of a steering wheel, informative devices with on-board computer screen, correct positioning of the handle transmission, steering column levers, and all buttons and switches.
Location of controls so common and habitual that the driver to adapt the workplace need a few minutes. The quality of materials and assembly of the passenger compartment in German pedantic – minimum clearances, pleasant to the touch material.
In the second row can seat three adults and passengers, but will only really comfortable together, and if their growth is not more than 180 cm. Do not forget that we are in the interior of the compact hatchback class B with wheelbase measuring just 2470 mm. The stock of the width and height of the rear of the cabin allows you to stay comfortable, but legroom is in short supply. Uncomfortable to sit on the rear seats in a three-door hatchback version of the Polo, in the presence of rear doors embarkation process in the second row is much more comfortable.
Trunk volume in the presence of passengers in the rear seat of 280 liters by lowering the rear row backrest are able to download the 952 liters of cargo (loading up to the ceiling).
In Russia, the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo is available in four trim levels: Trendline, Comfortline, Trendy and Cross. The first two will differ slightly, but the version of the Cross and Trendy even outwardly looks much more solid.
Options Trendline as basic equipment for the German compact hatchback is very stingy, available to be athermal glass, audio preparation with 4 speakers, two airbags, ABC, steel wheels with tires 175/70 R14, central locking, lifter driver’s seat, electro-hydraulic power steering control, steering column adjustable for height and depth, power, reinforced suspension (package bad roads).
In the base version will be added Comfortline tires 185/60 R15 on the iron disk 15 radius, central locking with remote control, body colored mirror housings and door handles, power mirrors heated, micro passenger seat lift.
For prefix Cross lies the presence of large wheels 215/45 R16 with alloy wheels, a plastic crossover body kit protects the perimeter of the lower part of the body and the edges of the wheel arches, round protivotumanok in the front bumper. Looks menacingly Cross Polo, but of course on the off-road feats are not able to – urban dandy word.
Trendy Components will initially air conditioning, heated front seats and foglights.
In the base configuration Cross in addition to an external non-conventional hatchbacks stylish body kit and larger wheels will add pressure transducers tires, sporting tricolor bumper with foglights, leather-trimmed steering wheel rim, handles the gearbox and handbrake, roof rails, front sports seats, straps on the pedals aluminum, multi-function display in the instrument panel.
For air conditioning or climate control, heated front seats, fog lights with turning light, protecting the engine compartment, parking sensors, electric sunroof, xenon headlights, conventional radio or an advanced audio system with navigation, side airbags, ESP and other stuff (ie literally everything) would have to pay extra. Even accessories for the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo as a seemingly small change in the form of fabric mats in the interior, in the order from an authorized dealer will cost 2770 rubles, and the climate control in the 48600 rubles. So that the initial price of 501 thousand rubles at the order of the three-door 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo Trendline with a 1.2 liter engine (60 hp) with 5 MCP easy to rise to 600-650 thousand. Rubles when ordering additional options not quite superfluous. If you need tuning or spare parts and repair of the new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo, the owner will also have to fork out considerably. However, the car is statistically not too many complaints.
Specifications 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo hatchback model year: the Russian motorists machine is available with four petrol engines of various sizes and capacity – 1.2 MPI, 1.4 MPI and 1.2 TSI.
- The three-cylinder 1.2-liter MPI (60 hp) mated to a 5 speed manual car able to accelerate a mass of 1067 kg up to 100 mph for long 16.1 seconds. The maximum speed of 157 mph, fuel consumption of 4.5 liters in the country to 7.5 liters in city mode.
- A more powerful 1.2-liter MPI fellow three-cylinder produces 70 forces and also works in pen with 5 speed manual. Dynamics to the first hundred in 14.1 seconds at a top speed of 165 mph, and fuel consumption from 4.5 to 7.3 liters, depending on the driving mode.
Polo with a three-cylinder engine does not enjoy a high popularity in Russia, power motors with enough stretch for quite a heavy car. Fuel consumption in actual use in a mixed mode of 6-6.5 liters.
- Chytyrehtsilindrovy the MPI 1.4 liter (85 hp) is equipped with a 5 speed manual (or automatic box 7 DSG). Tandem engine and transmission provide acceleration to 100 mph in 11.9 seconds and top speed dial to 177 mph.
Fuel consumption according to the manufacturer’s plant from 4.7 liters on the highway up to 8 liters in city driving mode.
1.2-liter TSI (105 hp) is equipped with only 7 DSG and shoots hatchback weight from 1125 kg to 100 mph in 9.7 seconds and can accelerate to a maximum of 190 mph. Consumption of gasoline on the passport is from 4.4 liters in the country up to 7 liters in the urban bustle.
The analysis reviews the owners of 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo hatchback allows us to speak with confidence that fuel consumption in the combined cycle is 7.8 liters.
The car is based on front-drive platform PQ25, the front suspension on McPherson struts – an independent, rear torsion beam with semi-dependent.
Test drive VW Polo : suspension settings allow you to confidently and comfortably move not only perfectly smooth pavement, but on rough roads. For small pits and potholes average running indifferent before large holes would be logical to slow down, but if the tire still fall into this trap – shock absorbers and rubber suspension elements are able to pay off a blow. Steering pleases informative and excellent sharpness, brakes tenacious. In our opinion on the controllability and stability of behavior Polo even better than its older brother – the standard 2018-2019 Volkswagen Golf.
Before you buy be sure to recommend to spend a trial trip in order to determine whether the vehicle is suitable for its size. And with the engine choice to think, it is better to opt for a 85 and a 105 horsepower engine.
How much is a 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo : for those who want to buy a hatchback in Russia, the price in the salons of official dealers will start from 501 thousand rubles for practically empty packaging Polo Trendline with a low-power 60-horsepower engine with three-door body. The cost of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 1.4 (85 hp) in showrooms range from 571 thousand rubles. Sale Polo Trendy with a 85 horsepower engine – from 590 thousand rubles. The price of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Polo Cross starts at 732,000 rubles. Minor repairs and basic maintenance can be carried out on their own or entrust a good friend of the private masters, but remove any more or less serious faults and carry out a comprehensive service machines should official service.