Volkswagen Polo history and car series: The earliest VW Polo originated from the Audi 50 launched in 1978. Polo's name comes from the polar vortex, but also draws on the sport of polo. The VW Polo was launched to the sixth generation in June 2017. It was developed using the MQB A0 modular platform of the Volkswagen Group. The body structure has the characteristics of high rigidity and low center of gravity, and the body size and cabin space are enlarged. In April 2021, a small "facilitated" model released, adding a Level 2 automatic assisted driving system and mainstream equipment. VW Polo provides a single power output, a total of 230 TSI Life, 230 TSI Tech, 230 TSI Style, and 230 TSI R-Line four models respectively. Luxurious equipment is provided to meet the needs of individual people.
Volkswagen small hatchback Polo, the current sixth-generation model is not only equipped with the MQB A0 chassis platform and the new-generation power system, but also the technology is completely on par with its own mid- and high-end models. In particular, the "facilitated" Fuchs Polo, which was introduced to the Asia market at the end of 2021, is not only equipped with LED headlights and taillights, but also the Level 2 semi-autonomous driving assistance system, which has not yet been popularized in many imported new cars.
Although the appearance of the Volkswagen Polo 230 TSI Tech is not as unique and eye-catching as the Style, R-Line and other models, the key items such as the LED Matrix matrix headlights in the IQ. The LIGHT LED high-brightness split taillights (including dynamic turn indicators) and other original lighting technologies are all available, and the wheel frame is also matched with a 16-inch Torsby style that is more suitable for driving.
Of course, the focus of the "facilitated" Volkswagen Polo is the Travel Assist intelligent vehicle array shuttle system in the IQ.DRIVE intelligent driving assistance system. Only need to press a button on the multi-function steering wheel and set the speed, you can activate the full-speed ACC active fixed distance cruise, lane keeping and deviation warning and active lane correction assist and other related systems, to achieve Level on medium and high-speed roads. 2 Semi-autonomous driving assistance functions.
The key point is the Travel Assist smart car shuttle system on the "facilitated" Volkswagen Polo. The overall operation mode and feedback are completely in line with the suppleness and accuracy of the mid- and high-end cars of its own brand. After starting, it can quickly catch the marking line and maintain the vehicle. In addition to the center of the lane, some deep corners can be passed smoothly. This makes the urban car no longer just for short-distance travel, and long-distance travel can also make driving easier.
It is a pity that all models of the "facilitated" Volkswagen Polo are still equipped with traditional handbrakes without the Auto Hold function. When using the Travel Assist intelligent vehicle array shuttle system, when the vehicle is completely stationary, it is still necessary to step on the brakes to prevent slipping; but the current car After starting, it can automatically keep up, and smoothly accelerate to the set speed (must be when the system is still operating normally), so that drivers who often walk in congested traffic can get a lot of relief.
Although the IQ.DRIVE intelligent driving assistance system is standard on the "facilitated" Volkswagen Polo, there are still some differences between the four models. For example, Tech has more Rear Assist developing parking guidance and automatic switching of DLA dynamic headlights than Life models. Compared with the Tech model, the Style and R-Line include side blind spots, RTA rear cross-traffic warning (including brake assist), active occupant protection, and Park Assist automatic parking assist systems.
The "facilitated" Volkswagen Polo is powered by an inline three-cylinder gasoline turbo engine with a displacement of 999c.c., in addition to a fairly good tax advantage, its 110ps maximum horsepower and 20.4kgm peak torque output are in line with the excellent transmission efficiency. The seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission system is sufficient for road conditions such as urban streets or suburban mountains, and the shift paddles that can adjust the gear position to maintain the power in the best area are also listed as standard equipment.
It is worth mentioning that although the current Volkswagen Polo is replaced with the MQB A0 modular chassis platform, the body length exceeds 4,000mm and the width also reaches 1,751mm, but because of this, it provides excellent driving stability and reduces high-speed driving. The feeling of uneasiness and floating at the time, coupled with the low load on the front of the car by the three-cylinder engine, and matched with the front and rear anti-roll bars, not only makes it easier to shuttle through the alleys, but also provides more solid driving feedback characteristics when driving on mountain roads.
Even though the Fuchs Polo high-end or special models had digital instrumentation before the minor "facilitated", but now it is replaced with a new generation of Digital Cockpit digital instrumentation, the Life and Tech models are 8.0 inches, and the Style and R-Line models are advanced versions Pro 10.25 inch full logic digital meter. But to be honest, the Digital Cockpit 8.0-inch digital instrument in the test drive is rich enough in data interpretation, mode switching and display information on both sides, and there will not be much difference in daily use.
The Volkswagen Polo is not only an urban car, but the target market also includes young people. Therefore, in addition to the digital cockpit (Digital Cockpit instrument, Discover Pro 9.2-inch touch screen multimedia host), the wireless Apple Carplay connection of smartphones, As well as the Type-C charging jacks for the first two and the latter two are listed as standard equipment. At the same time, since the Volkswagen Polo 230 TSI Tech models, there is also a wireless charging device for mobile phones.
As for the cabin atmosphere, the Volkswagen Polo 230 TSI Life and Tech are all conglomerate black trims with carbon fiber-like textures, while the Style and R-Line are equipped with different streamer gray and matte gray trims. In addition, the seats of Life and Tech are equipped with flannel. If you want to be more personalized, you can choose the leather of the Style model with suede-like suede, or the R-Line exclusive plaid sports seats with a more sporty atmosphere.
Perhaps in the past, the city car was just a brand entry brick, or even just one model for sale to satisfy the market. However, after the test drive of the "facilitated" Volkswagen Polo, I found that not only the driving assistance technologies have surpassed the same level, but also the four rich equipment levels are used to allow consumers to choose the most suitable model; so don’t get lost in the “price of top models” by just look and feel, because the mid-level model may already fulfill the needs of your requirement.