Published on October 31st, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez1
VW POLO SEDAN GERMAN ENGINEERED – MALAYSIAN ASSEMBLED @ RM85,888
Volkswagen Group Malaysia has launched for the 2014 Polo Sedan, German engineered – Malaysian assembled with its cooperation partner DRB-HICOM Berhad (DRB-HICOM).
Best-in-Class Torque and Fuel Efficiency
Equipped with a 1.6-litre 105PS petrol injection 16-Valve Multi Point Injection (MPI) engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, the 2014 Polo Sedan has excellent handling and the highest torque in its class with a maximum output of 153Nm at 3800 rpm. In addition to its strong drivability, the engine’s fuel efficiency is extraordinary – offering a combined fuel consumption of 6.5 litres per 100km, allowing drivers to go a distance of 15.4km per litre.
The only car in its segment that provides various connectivity options to the customers, the 2014 Polo Sedan comes with a new RCD 320 Radio system with multi-language support, USB and iPod interface, SD card slot, AUX-in and Bluetooth connectivity. Setting it apart from its competitors, the car is equipped with class leading features such as “Climatronic” automatic air conditioning system, rear air conditioning vent and a new height-adjustable front centre armrest with storage box and rear cup holder.
Class-leading Safety Features
Similar to all other Volkswagen vehicles, a high level of safety is ensured in the 2014 Polo Sedan. Equipped with dual front airbags and additional dual side airbags, the inclusion of Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) and anti-pinch windows in all four doors makes the car the only one in its class to feature such advanced safety level.
The 2014 Polo Sedan comes with the standard 3-point safety belts for rear outboard occupants, child seat anchor (ISOFIX system), anti-theft alarm system and anti-lock braking system (ABS). The car also comes with variable intermittent wipers.
Ride & Handling
The 2014 Polo Sedan has superior handling and braking performance, making it one of the best rides in its segment. The car drives with less body roll and has short braking distance, giving a more stable handling and providing increased safety and confidence to the driver and passenger.
The 2014 Polo Sedan comes with 15-inch Riverside alloy wheels, chrome finish on the front grille, and on the front air-dam – trunk and fog light surrounds with height adjustable halogen headlights. As for its styling elements, the halogen headlamps are fitted with bright white surrounds compared to the previous black finish present in the former model. The 2014 Polo Sedan will be available in 5 different colours; Candy White, Flash Red, Pepper Grey, Reflex Silver and Deep Black.
Exuding the Volkswagen brand experience, the 2014 Polo is also the only one in its segment to offer such exclusivity: a multifunctional steering wheel with cruise control, auto power windows for all four doors, a leather gear knob, and a leather handbrake lever that delivers a more enhance driving experience..The 2014 Polo Sedan comes with a 60:40 folding rear seats, height adjustable driver and passenger seats, ‘Livon’ fabric seat upholstery, multi-function display, power door locks, power steering as well as a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. In April 2012, Volkswagen Group Malaysia launched the fully-imported Polo Sedan priced at RM99,888. The locally assembled 2014 Polo Sedan will be available in Volkswagen dealerships nationwide at RM85,888 from 1st November 2013 onwards.