Volkswagen Cross Polo
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FORM AND CONTENT
Even in the parking lot of the Volkswagen Polo with the prefix "Cross" is not left without attention. The noticeable color (there are six in total in the palette), wide plastic lining, wheel arch extensions, a powerful front “lip” (also, by the way, plastic, painted in aluminum) attract attention. Something from the "rogue" in the "Cross Polo" is clearly traceable. But why didn’t the noise insulation screen and rubber seals be installed under the hood? The engine compartment would be cleaner, and less extra sounds in the cabin.
Inside is no less beautiful than outside. A cheerful gray-orange interior is able to make a positive mood in gloomy working days. Contrasting patterns on the covers of the parking brake lever and the DSG robot complement the picture. The white characters on the climate control screens and audio systems, replaced by blue, are easy to read in daylight and in the dark.
The front seats have height adjustment, but heating will have to pay extra. Although the pillows and fabric, the heat in winter is not enough, especially when you get into the car in the morning. The interior warms up pretty quickly, but the heating should be included in the basic equipment. However, this wish applies not only to the Volkswagen.
The interior color scheme is perhaps the most interesting of all the hatchback trim levels. Front seats with good support and height adjustment are standard equipment
The interior color scheme is perhaps the most interesting of all the hatchback trim levels. Front seats with good support and height adjustment are standard equipment. The interior color scheme is perhaps the most interesting of all the hatchback trim levels. Front seats with good support and height adjustment are standard equipment.
The rear sofa is not the most spacious in the classroom. The back is displayed in a ratio of 60:40, increasing the amount of luggage. He even managed to shove alpine skis 177 cm long - they climbed back to back.
Cross Polo is offered only with a 1.4-liter 85-horsepower engine. It works in tandem with a 7-speed DSG. In D mode, the robot is configured for maximum fuel economy.
… The speed is about 70 km / h, and the smart transmission has already switched to seventh gear. Accelerates a hatchback with a laziness. The driver of a large SUV is already fidgeting nervously behind. It does not hum, apparently, only because a bright color in wildlife warns of danger.
Position D of the gearbox lever has the right to life, say, in traffic jams. And in the business turmoil of a metropolis, it’s much more efficient to pull the selector as far back as possible, turning on the S mode. The response to the gas pedal will become sharper, and the box will allow you to turn the engine up to 4000 rpm. Now, when braking, the robot actively switches down. Very different sensations! And enough power to rebuild or overtake. But noisy: the motor is already ringing, it is worth to go more energetically than usual. And most of the sounds from the street are clearly audible in the car.
“Cross Polo” has no engine protection, only a plastic apron covering the front of the engine compartment. But there are mounting points for the steel shield
“Cross Polo” has no engine protection, only a plastic apron covering the front of the engine compartment. But there are mounting points for the steel shield. “Cross Polo” has no engine protection, only a plastic apron covering the front of the engine compartment. But there are mounting points for the steel shield.
But for how “Cross Polo” is controlled, he forgave him even the noise. For a long time I could not get rid of the feeling that the rear axle is steering itself, helping to clearly register the turns. The suspension is dense, imperceptibly swallows small road seams. In the base on a hatchback they put wheels with a 45th profile: with such controls should be even sharper than that of a test car. And if something goes wrong, a dynamic stabilization system will help. But it needs to be ordered additionally.
At first glance, 711, 000 rubles for such a car is a bit much. After all, he only seems to be a crossover. But, undoubtedly, you get a richly equipped hatchback with good ground clearance and a bright personality. And as a gift - an orange mood.
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Having measured the ground clearance of the Volkswagen Cross Polo and our Polo Sedan, we were surprised: the difference is only 5 mm, taking into account the size of the wheels. On the orange car - 170 mm, on the red - 165 mm. The bottom point of the plastic bumper is just above the sedan: 190 mm versus 170. That is, parking near the high curb on the Russian Volkswagen is safer. But the 170 mm clearance, of course, is a pretty decent result for Cross. Say, for Suzuki SX4 this indicator is 165 mm, and for Renault-Sandero Stepway, according to the manufacturer, it is 175 mm.
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On both Polos, the front of the engine is covered only by a plastic apron, which in deep snow scoops it up like a shovel, or simply comes off. If you often drive out of town, be sure to put steel protection. You can buy a non-original for 2000 rubles, and you will have to pay about 7000 rubles for your own.