Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
VW Polo’s 1.6 still delivers a fun filled drive when you want
Take this compact VW Polo along the back roads of Perak from Tanjung Malim to Ipoh and you will feel how on these JKR maintained backroads you can track through tight hairpins and storm through sweeping bends safe in the knowledge that the Polo’s chassis can handle the run and get you through easily and without much fuss.
Okay, you might not be travelling at the speed of the VW Golf R, but nevertheless there is a sense of satisfaction to be had by getting your lines right and carrying your speed with you. Do so and you can cover ground surprisingly quickly without the need for more horsepower.
The Polo’s tidy body control and good grip keeps it stable and it feels secure at speed. Plus, the steering comes with crisp turn-in and is quick to respond. Add in decent brakes with good brake pedal feel and you have a well-rounded, wieldy fun driving machine.
The 1.6-litre twin cam petrol engine under the Polo’s bonnet is a trusting machine with years of trouble-free service around the globe, it willingly provides power across a broad range and hits the spot around 3,500-3,800rpm.
Best part is…..all this fun comes with little ride penalty. The ride does have a firm hard edge but the suspension is compliant enough to absorb the uneven pavement from even the many city potholes without jarring us and our passengers.
Think about it……name me another car at RM69,888.00 that can provide all the above with German build and engineering and we will say no more.
Specifications Volkswagen Polo
Engine 16-Valve Multi Point Injection
Transmission 6-speed automatic Tiptronic
Max Power 105PS @ 5250rpm
Max Torque 153Nm @ 3800rpm
0-100km/h 12.3 seconds
Top Speed 183km/h
Price RM69,888 for a limited time and with a monthly loan repayment of RM737 only (Peninsular Malaysia, excluding registration and insurance).