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Volkswagen Polo 2021 Price In Malaysia

Volkswagen Polo Specs
SegmentB-Segment
BodyTypeHatchback
TransmissionAT
Capacity1.6L
Horsepower105PS
Seats5

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As the Volkswagen Polo has been discontinued in Malaysia last year, it's highly likely for us to expect the Mk6 Polo to make it to Malaysia in 2021. Globally, VW offers a range of petrol engines for the Polo Mk6. But looking over at the offerings in Australia and our neighbours in Singapore, the Polo Mk6 in Malaysia will most likely be powered by a 1.0-litre TSI engine that produces 116 PS and 200 Nm, with the 7-speed DSG transferring power to the front wheels. Much like the Golf, Passat, and Tiguan, the all-new Polo Mk6 is built on Volkswagen’s modular MQB platform. The new Polo is a bigger, more spacious car, with a 92 mm longer wheelbase (2,548 mm) and a larger boot (351 litres, up by 71 litres). That said, the new Polo will most likely follow in its predecessor’s footsteps and assembly will be done in Hicom's plant in Pekan, Pahang. Despite the possibility that the Polo Mk6 might hit at least RM 100,000, the Polo is still a B-segment hatchback. So, the Polo will go up against the current non-national best-selling hatchback Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz.  

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The 2021 - 2022 Volkswagen Polo is offered in 3 variants - which are priced from RM 74,801 to RM 81,061, the base model of polo is 2020 Volkswagen Polo 1.6L Comfortline which is at a price of RM 74,801 and the top variant of Volkswagen Polo is 2020 Volkswagen Polo 1.6L Comfortline Join which is offered at a price of RM 81,061.

Pros&Cons

Pros

  • Well-tuned suspension, excellent ride and handling
  • Class-leading cabin refinement levels
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support

Cons

  • Only 2 airbags
  • No traction control or stability control
  • No more turbocharged option
  • Overview
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Features
  • Powertrain
  • Driving Performance
  • Ride Comfort
  • Fuel Economy
  • Conclusion
  • Overview

    Volkswagen Malaysia's entry-level car is the VW Polo hatchback. The current Polo with a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine and 6-speed conventional automatic has been on sale at RM 74,990 in Malaysia since 2014. Though Volkswagen has introduced several special-edition Polos, the company has not given the hatchback a major update since 2015 with only a few running changes in between. The 2018 Volkswagen Polo goes up against other B-segment hatchback rivals like the Honda Jazz and Toyota Yaris.

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  • Exterior

    2018 Volkswagen Polo front quarter shot

    2018 VW Polo Gallery

    Design

    The Mk 5 Polo's design is understandably a little dated as the car has been around since a decade ago. The CKD Polo has an overall rounded look with bumper aprons that would have been sporty back when the Mk 5 was launched.

    Dimensions 

    The Volkswagen Polo measures in at 3,970 x 1,682 x 1,453 x 2,470 mm in terms of length, width, height, and wheelbase.

    2018 VW Polo Dimensions
    Length 3,970 mm
    Width 1,682 mm
    Height 1,453 mm
    Wheelbase 2,470 mm

    Lighting

    Volkswagen only offers adjustable halogen headlights on the Polo.

    Wheels 

    The Polo wears classic 15-inch alloy wheels.

  • Interior

    2018 Volkswagen Polo interior

    Dashboard

    Though the dashboard is built with good quality plastics, you can't help but feel the roughness of that from the early 2010s. As the Polo did come during that era where dashboards are built to be robust surfaces with not much thought on sophistication.

    Instrument Cluster

    In a bid to give the Polo a modern twist, Volkswagen updated the classic dials to an electronic instrument cluster during one of the Polo's running changes. The Polo's cluster is now clear and precise, VW claims that the cluster is now arranged to allow drivers to glean all important information at a glance.

    Space and Practicality 

    The Polo is not big on space, legroom for the front and rear passengers is just right with not much wiggle room. The cubby space distribution is also not great as the front passengers make do with only 2 large bottle holders on the door pockets while the centre console offers a shallow compartment for storage of smaller items.

    Boot

    Boot space is very small that there is barely any space to fit a mid-size luggage bag. To fit anything larger you will have to sacrifice the rear seats.

  • Features

    2018 Volkswagen Polo infotainment

    2018 VW Polo Specs and Features

    Safety Features

    The safety features on the Polo is the largest giveaway of the model's age. The Polo only has 2 airbags installed with the most advanced safety feature being Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS).

    Comfort Features

    Livon fabric comes as standard on the Polo Comfortline while leather upholstery is only available on the Polo Join variant. The Polo also received rear air-cond vents to keep rear passengers cool.

    Infotainment

    A 6.5-inch touchscreen was added during one of the Polo's many changes giving it the ability to connect via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Polo is one of the few cars with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity in the segment.

  • Powertrain

    2018 Volkswagen Polo engine

    Engine

    The Volkswagen Polo has a 1.6-litre engine that dispenses 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque.

    2018 VW Polo Engine
    1.6-litre Multi-point fuel injection petrol 105 PS @ 5,250 rpm 153 Nm @ 3,800 rpm

    Transmission

    The Polo's 1.6-litre engine is mated to a 6-speed conventional automatic.

    Chassis 

    The Polo has a rack and pinion hydraulic steering.

    Drivetrain 

    The Polo is front-wheel drive only.

  • Driving Performance

    2018 Volkswagen Polo moving wheel

    Accleration 

    VW claims the Polo is capable of 11.1 seconds from 0-100 km/h.

    Engine Performance 

    The Polo's engine is a smooth unit that will happily dispense as much power as you need. The engine has shown that it is very much more reliable than the 1.2-litre TSI engine.

    Transmission Performance 

    The conventional automatic gearbox is very much more reliable than VW's dual-clutch units though not as smooth or responsive.

    Steering and Handling 

    Though it uses hydraulic steering, the Polo hardly feels heavy. Instead, the steering is weighted just right so it is a breeze to manoeuvre around a tight car park and yet remains steady when zipping around on the highway.

  • Ride Comfort

    2018 Volkswagen Polo rear aircond vents

    Sound Proofing 

    As the Polo is a dated model, it is not a surprise that the car does not has the best soundproofing. The windows are thin and the sound of the hollow body further allows outside noise to seep into the car making it a wholly intrusive environment.

    Passenger Comfort 

    Suspension is something that VW has always excel with and the Polo also exhibits the same talented suspension tuning. The Polo irons out harsh surfaces with a little more crash but also manages to handle the corners with finesse.

  • Fuel Economy

    Fuel Consumption 

    2018 Volkswagen Polo steering wheel

    VW claims 6.3-litre/ 100 km on the 1.6-litre engine.

  • Conclusion

    2018 Volkswagen Polo rear quarter shot

    The Volkswagen Polo might have received many updates to keep the car up with the modern times but there is still no hiding how dated the model is. While the world over is enjoying the delights of the Mk 6, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia hasn't seen the need to introduce the car here. But, a since-removed Facebook post in January on VPCM's official Facebook page saw the Mk 6 Polo on full display, so perhaps this is a hint that there are talks of launching the new car soon. In the meantime, we will have to make do with the Mk5 Polo for now.

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