You know, I was pretty excited when I was told that I will be able to test drive a Volkswagen vehicle. 2 weeks later, I went to Wisma Volkswagen to collect the VW Polo Sedan which was officially launched just months ago.
If you’ve been reading my blog all these while, you’ll know that I participated in a Volkswagen test drive 2 years ago and I had a taste of VW Polo, Golf & Scirocco; which I enjoyed really much. So yeah, this time round – I drove the new VW Polo Sedan for a few days!
Went to work with it, fetched colleagues for lunch with it, went “yum cha” with it & I even drove to Sunway to watch The Dark Knight Rises with the Volksvagen Polo Sedan & it was really nice “owning” the vehicle for a few days. Most of my friends were pretty impressed with the VW Polo Sedan when I briefly brought them out on a short ride.
The Polo Sedan comes with a 1.6l petrol injection 16-valve MPI engine. Equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, it delivers 105PS that powers you up to a top speed of 183 km/h.
For more information on the technical specifications, please refer here – Volkswagen Polo Sedan Specs
In this post, I’ll share with you a few points which had me interested in the vehicle itself.
Initial Look & Feel
First of all, the 4-door sedan is a simple & comfortable car. Simple means clean and neat here and I really like its simplicity with quality parts produced altogether.
From the headlamps to the doors with me stepping into the car itself and driving the vehicle off the road, it was either I’m over excited or I really liked the car a lot.
But back to the details, the seats were comfortable. The fabric was firm, not too hard nor too soft; just nice for me. The car is spacious as well. Most of the people I fetched out commented the same saying that the compartments of Volkswagen Polo Sedan is huge; from the glove compartment to the pocket just below the radio as well as the partition slightly behind the gearbox. That wasn’t it, the best part was the boot, you have to see it to believe how big it was!
On the Road
The 1.6L Volkswagen Polo Sedan comes with a 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic. Ignore the exact definition of the terms, let me just tell you what I felt while driving the car. First of all, it’s quite powerful. Definition of powerful -when I first stepped on the accelerator, I can feel the “force” and the six-speed automatic vehicle picks up pretty quick from point zero. The Volkswagen Polo Sedan is relatively light in weight.
Thanks to the electric steering which is really light, the handling of this vehicle was smooth & effortless. While I’m pretty satisfied with the acceleration of the Volkswagen Polo Sedan, one of the main highlight of this vehicle is its fuel efficiency, the Polo Sedan does 6.5L per 100km. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the time to fully explore that as I only have the car all to myself for a short period of time during weekdays.
Though I won’t say that it’s highly impressive, the Volkswagen Polo Sedan is a simple yet solid car & I’m quite happy driving it for that particular few days. Too bad I have different objectives in life at the moment with my current savings, if not, I’ll really consider in getting one for myself.
The new Volkswagen Polo Sedan is available in Malaysia at the price of RM99,888 (Excluding registration and insurance).