The VW Polo is a popular mini hatchback that has been in production from 1975 and sold in markets worldwide. It enjoys considerable success in Kenya but faces stiff competition from cheaper Japanese alternatives that have dominated the market for a while. These include the Toyota Passo, Nissan March, Mazda Verisa, Toyota Vitz and Mazda Demio
VW Polo Engine and Transmission Options
1. The 1.2 Litre Engine (60 PS , 70 PS and 105 PS)
2. The 1.4 Litre Engine (85 PS and 140 PS)
3. The 1.4 Litre TSI Engine (180 PS)
4. The 1.2 Litre TDI Engine (75 PS )
5. The 1.6 Litre TDI Engine (90 PS)
These are linked to; a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission, a 5-Speed manual and a 6-speed manual transmission. It’s available only in 2WD.
VW Polo Interior
The VW Polo is a comfortable mini hatchback with a well designed interior that is similar in layout to the Golf. At the first row, there’s enough legroom for both driver and passenger. At the second, the legroom is sufficient for average people but tall people will find it tight.
VW Polo Exterior
The VW Polo closely resembles the Golf in exterior styling and features well crafted exterior with angular headlights. Higher grades come with alloy rims and fog lights.
VW Polo Maintenance Costs in Kenya
Service parts for the Polo are fairly priced and shared with the Golf. Body parts on the other hand are expensive and mostly available in Nairobi. You can get listings for the shops that sell VW Spares in this link.
VW Polo Reliability
The VW Polo is not as forgiving on poor maintenance as some of its Japanese rivals. The DSG gearbox has elaborate maintenance procedures and it should only be serviced by a qualified technician. It also requires an expensive transmission fluid with dedicated additives. Anything short of proper maintenance is catastrophic.
VW Polo Price in Kenya: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/volkswagen/polo
Import the VW Polo in Kenya: https://topcar.co.ke/import-your-car/
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