- ESP electronic stabilization program with Hill Hold Control
- head-thorax airbags (integrated in the front seatbacks), belt tensioners and belt force limiters plus seatbelt warning indicator and head restraints that counteract the risk
- Isofix preparation for child seats.
- side curtain airbags
Volkswagen also introduced 3 variants for customers to choose from starting from the entry level "Trendline", the midrange "Comfortline" and the flagship version "Highline". Volkswagen claims that equipment level found in the "Trendline" is already impressive and I find no reason not to agree with them when you have electro-hydraulic power steering, power windows in front, central locking, cargo area lighting and tie-down points, warning buzzer if lights are left on, height adjustment for driver’s seat, illuminated make-up mirrors in the sun visors and green tinted windows.
Despite all the improvements seen in the new Polo, the car is actually 7.5% lighter then its predecessor.With the new TDI and TSI engines driving the 2 front wheels via the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG) one will expect unparalleled levels of performance,refinement and fuel economy in the segment. Altogether there are 7 types of engines to choose from with the option of having Volkswagen's iconic "BlueMotion Technology package” thrown in as well. They are:
- 1.2 MPI with 44 kW / 60 PS
- 1.2 MPI with 51Kw/ 70PS
- 1.4 MPI with 63KW/85PS
- 1.6 TDI with 55kW/75PS
- 1.6 TDI with 66KW/90PS
- 1.6 TDI with 77KW/105PS
I managed to scout a few websites offering reviews on the new Polo so that you can have the pleasure of reading all of it here without much effort.
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSi SE 5dr rating: 12 out of 20
Driven June 2009 (click here to read more from Topgear)
The Volkswagen Polo was always the car you wanted if you found all the other superminis a bit too interesting. It was about the most coldly rational product out there. The Germans loved it.
Volkswagen Polo 2009 review (Click here to read more from Telegraph.co.uk)
The new Volkswagen Polo, due to be available from October 2009, is bigger but lighter with an improved drivetrain. The result is a spirited supermini.
By Erin Baker Published: 11:00AM BST 16 Jun 2009
Volkswagen Polo (click here to read more from AutoExpress)
Influence of the latest Golf is clear as German baby grows up in style.The Polo has been freshened up – and Auto Express can tell you whether it is a ‘hole’ lot better! British buyers love Volkswagen’s supermini
New VW Polo takes on Ford Fiesta (click here to read more from Yahoo Cars)
Why the comparison?
There are lots of superminis out there, but the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo are unquestionably the most recognised - and among the biggest sellers too