VW Polo 2017 Review—Design and Specifications
It is no doubt that Volkswagen Polo is equivalent with reliability. This is why this supermini has been on top since it was first introduced in 1975. For 2017 model year, the German automaker brings plenty of surprises, especially in terms of design. This VW Polo 2017 review will reveal everything you need to know about the new Polo.
There is something really unique in terms of design about this fifth generation Polo. It is not that hard to notice that the shape and styling looks very similar with Golf. As a matter of fact, it will not be wrong that 2017 Polo looks like a mini version of Golf. It is great, though. The slightly bigger dimension and traces of Golf here and there somehow makes the new Polo looks more mature.
Inside, all the variants in the lineup come with height adjustable driver’s seat as well as adjustable steering wheel. Unfortunately, there is no improvement in the quality of the seat as it still feels a little bit stiff just like the older models. However, it will only be a problem in the base models because the higher end trims get an additional armrest as standard. Meanwhile on SE and SE Design trim, the armrest is optional.
There are four different engines in the petrol lineup, ranging from 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.8 L unit. Diesel unit is also available in a form of 1.4 L engine that comes with two options of power output.
The first three petrol engines are basically what supermini is all about. The engines are quiet, smooth and also very frugal. The 1.0 L is obviously lack in power, but the 1.2 and 1.4 L are pretty satisfying, especially when paired with VW’s 7-speed automatic dual clutch gearbox. If you want speed and performance, the 1.8 L available in the range-topping GTI is clearly the winner.