The first-generation Volkswagen Polo was released in 1975. It was a rebadged version of the Audi 50 and was marketed in other parts of the world as the Volkswagen Derby.
Its second generation was launched in 1981 to rival other supermini vehicles in the market like the Ford Fiesta, the Fiat Uno, the Peugeot 205, and the Austin Metro.
The third-generation Volkswagen Polo was launched in 1994 complete with a new chassis. A three and five-door hatchback was also added to the series. Its fourth-generation was revealed in 2001 refreshed with a new exterior and more powerful engine choices.
In the Philippines, the Volkswagen Polo was launched in 2016. It was introduced as the demand for supermini vehicles increased due to their advantageous size.
The Volkswagen Polo measures 3,970mm long, 1,682mm wide, and 1,462mm tall. It features a timeless exterior that stands out against overly designed cars on the road.
Notable features include the signature Volkswagen Polo grille detailed with two middle panels, a lower grille with a chrome-colored sporty strip, a pair of halogen headlights, front and rear fog lamps, body-colored front and rear bumpers, body-colored door handles, contemporary tail lights, and 15-inch Apollo Alnac alloy wheels.
The Volkswagen Polo offers a roomy interior courtesy of its 2,470mm wheelbase. Four passengers will adore interior highlights such as the three-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, aluminum pedals, armrest on the front center, interior courtesy light, manual air conditioning, and a 12V power socket.
Technology & Safety Features
The Volkswagen Polo is fitted with a Radio Composition Touch with a monochrome or colored touchscreen paired with four to six speakers depending on the variant.
In terms of safety, the Volkswagen Polo is equipped with a multi-collision braking system, brake fluid warning indicator, hill-hold assist, an anti-lock braking system with brake assistant, electronic stability control, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Volkswagen Polo is fitted with an independent MacPherson strut suspension at the front and a torsion beam axle suspension at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by vented discs at the front and drums at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Volkswagen Polo is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive vehicle. Engine options include a 1.0-liter, a 1.2-liter, a 1.4-liter, and a 1.8-liter. They paired with a five and six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed direct-shift gearbox transmission.