Next-Generation Volkswagen Polo Scores Big On Safety — Here's How

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German carmaker Volkswagen revealed the all-new sixth generation Polo in July 2017, revealing a larger and more technologically advanced Polo compared to the outgoing model.

So how does the hatchback perform when it comes to the all-important safety feature? The new Polo was tested by global safety agency Latin New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) to understand how the new Polo performed while crash testing for safety.

Next-Generation Volkswagen Polo Gets 5-Star Safety Rating By NCAP

The 2018 Volkswagen Polo scored big with a 5-star rating in the NCAP crash test. The all-new Polo scored 5-stars for adult occupant protection as well as for child occupant protection.

The hatchback was tested in frontal, side and side pole impact assessment across the model range. The Volkswagen Polo, available in Latin American markets comes equipped with four airbags, ABS with EBD and ESC along with a host of other safety features.

Next-Generation Volkswagen Polo Gets 5-Star Safety Rating By NCAP

The assessment also confirmed the new Polo's body shell was found to be stable during side and front impact tests, the hatchback was also credited with its excellent performance of ESC system.

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Next-Generation Volkswagen Polo Gets 5-Star Safety Rating By NCAP

For the Latin market, the new Polo is available with several engines options including an 83bhp, 1.0-litre petrol, 116bhp, 1.6-litre petrol and a 127bhp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. While the first two engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the range-topping unit comes paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Next-Generation Volkswagen Polo Gets 5-Star Safety Rating By NCAP

The next-generation Volkswagen Polo looks more muscular compared to the previous model, and the headlights now feature the C-shaped DRLs as standard across the range.

Inside the new VW Polo, the hatchback is longer due to the expanded wheelbase and the interior have been revamped which includes a new steering wheel.

Next-Generation Volkswagen Polo Gets 5-Star Safety Rating By NCAP

DriveSpark Thinks!

Volkswagen should consider bringing the next-generation Polo to India. That said, the all-new sixth generation Polo is based on the modular MQB A0 platform, and that could result in an expensive Polo for India. There are reports that VW is looking to manufacture the MQB platform in India which could drastically reduce the price of its vehicles in the country including the new Polo.

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