2017 Volkswagen Polo Beats Review - Seen driving a Volkswagen Polo Beats

September 10, 2017
2017 Volkswagen Polo Beats Review - Loaded Up City Car Comes At A Price. The constrained version light hatchback that bears the name of his sound organization – Beats Electronics – moreover likely wouldn't be seen in the music recordings of one of the rap craftsmen he has helped create, including 50 Cent, Eminem and Snoop Dogg. 

What the Polo Beats endeavors to do, be that as it may, is guarantee the six-year-old current model continues hitting a harmony with more youthful purchasers in an exceedingly focused class. While this Volkswagen hasn't precisely been the most amazing, ghetto-shooting outgoing person in its section, it has for quite some time been the most cleaned and modern contender. 

Be that as it may, does including some crazy decals, bigger haggles blasting Beats sound framework transform this nippy toe-tapper into a wild side-splitter? 

Vehicle Style: Light hatchback 
Cost: $23,190 in addition to on-street costs or $24,490 driveaway 
Motor/trans: 81kW/175Nm 1.2 turbo petroleum four-barrel | six-speed programmed 
Efficiency Claimed: 4.8 l/100km | Tested: 7.0 l/100km 

Review 2017 Volkswagen Polo Beats Review

The Beats restricted release orders $2000 over the center level Polo 81TSI on which it's based, totalling $20,690 in addition to on-street costs in six-speed manual shape or $23,190 (in addition to orc) in seven-speed double grip programmed "DSG" pretense as tried here. 

Out are the standard 15-inch composite wheels, supplanted by bigger 16s. Dark entryway reflect tops match the recently included highly contrasting side stripes and tinted tail-lights, while a Beats image on every B-column goes about as the cymbal hit to top off outside changes. 

Beats Audio likewise includes as an afterthought ledges entering the lodge and the front tweeter tops in front of the travelers, indicating the incorporation of a seven-speaker, 300-watt sound framework from the celebrated around the world brand, while part-calfskin sports seats are additionally new. 

Games seats, sports suspension and 17-inch wheels for the most part frame a $1500-discretionary games bundle, which isn't accessible on the Polo Beats given that it swaps out the last two things for a louder stereo. A $1900-discretionary solace bundle does, in any case, stay accessible, which includes atmosphere control, sat-nav, programmed headlights/wipers, versatile journey control and low-speed self-ruling crisis braking (AEB). 


Standard Equipment: keyless section, control windows and mirrors, cowhide wrapped controlling wheel, multi-work trip PC, manual aerating and cooling, calfskin/material trim, vanity reflect lights and journey control. 

Infotainment: 6.5-inch shading touchscreen with Bluetooth telephone and sound gushing, USB input, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto cell phone reflecting innovation and a seven-speaker, 300-watt Beats sound framework. 

Choices Fitted: None 

Payload Volume: 280 liters (least), 952L (most extreme) 

The present Polo might be six years of age, yet its inside demonstrates that an essential outline won't age quickly if an exclusive expectation is accomplished the first run through around. Moderate the dashboard and surroundings might be, yet modest and downmarket they're most certainly not. 

Including sports containers helps settle this current Volkswagen's generally level front seats, with more than a trace of "GTI" in their liberal reinforcing and lower situating. Despite the fact that the cream-on-dim shading plan and dull silver applique on the middle stack aren't really better than the 81TSI's darker tones, it now feels airier inside. 

The as of late refreshed 6.5-inch shading touchscreen is a high-determination feature, finish with straightforward attachment and-play USB usefulness and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto cell phone reflecting that refutes the requirement for the (discretionary) sat nav. 

Amid testing, it rapidly wound up plainly constant to enter a goal into iPhone Maps on approach, for the vehicle to then transmit the course to the screen once inside and connected to by means of USB. Once at the goal and coming back to the vehicle, the telephone knows where "home" is and naturally courses you there. 

It's splendid, despite the fact that the day CarPlay is accessible remotely – it has just appeared as an alternative on BMWs – will stamp the last availability leap. 

Also, does the mooted Beats framework hit the correct note? Generally, yes. It isn't the loudest or clearest framework around, with a trace of shady bass and sloppiness in some profoundly layered tracks. Be that as it may, this is an ear prepared on a few top of the line squeeze autos – a few of which can cost a large portion of the estimation of the Polo in itself. By and large, the notes come through with more prominent refinement and detail than some other auto in the class. 

Detail is the word for practically every other piece of the Polo's inside, as well. 

The primary dashboard utilizes delicate touch plastics (except for the confounded traveler airbag unit), there are legitimate vertical entryway get handles, matte-silver doorhandles, calfskin embeds on all entryways and chrome rings around the speedometer and tachometer. Indeed, even vanity reflect lights are standard. 

Albeit raise riders won't locate the most headroom and legroom in the class, the seat and backrest are completely top notch; individually tilted upwards to help under-thigh bolster and tilted somewhat back for longer-separate solace. 

The 280-liter boot, then, is strike against normal for the section. 

Where this Volkswagen plunges marginally is with standard hardware. Lacking nav, atmosphere control, keyless auto-passage and begin, auto on/off headlights and AEB might be fine in a Polo 81TSI manual at $18,690 (in addition to orc), yet in the Polo Beats DSG at nearly $25K driveaway, it's unquestionably deficient with regards to a few highlights at the cost. 


Motor: 81kW/175Nm 1.2 4cyl turbo petroleum 

Transmission: six-speed double grasp programmed, FWD 

Suspension: MacPherson strut front and torsion bar raise 

Brake: ventilated front and strong back plate brakes 

Guiding: electrically helped mechanical controlling 

It isn't an exaggeration to state that the Polo 81TSI offers the driving feel of a more costly Volkswagen for less. Every one of these years on and the German-designed light hatchback still just feels like a consolidated adaptation of a semi-premium vehicle. 

The 1.2-liter turbo is a flat out jewel from the minute it wakes up in a smooth, quiet form. Pinnacle torque goes ahead stream from 1400rpm and is held until the point that 4000rpm, preceding greatest power assumes control in the vicinity of 4600rpm and 5600rpm. 

With a kerb weight of 1151kg, the Volkswagen is not the lightest light hatchback but rather nor is it the heaviest. A 9.3-second 0-100km/h assert is shared amongst manual and DSG, and on the off chance that anything that appears to be critical. 

In spite of the fact that the DSG can at present lurch at low speeds, apparently taking perpetually to exchange amongst "D" and "R" when endeavoring to stop quickly, while too rapidly picking taller apparatuses on slopes to the hindrance of driveability, it's generally genuinely impeccable. 

Once above stopping speed, the motor/auto mix is among the smoothest, most responsive and aurally enchanting at the cost. With magnificent refinement and smooth yet controlled ride quality, the Polo keeps on feeling cleaned. 

A portion of the funk guaranteed by the Beats mark doesn't completely interpret out and about, be that as it may. The Volkswagen Group's more up to date Skoda Fabia cousin, and the Mazda2, both offer more honed guiding cooperated with dartier elements. 

Mostly on account of the Beat's noteworthy Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 tires, it's anything but difficult to locate a pleasant mood through corners, however. The body inclines however the case is nippy and pleasantly adjusted, with tire grasp and seat supporting to save. 


ANCAP rating: 5-stars - this model scored 34.96 out of 37 conceivable focuses. 

Security Features: Dual front, front-side and full-length shade airbags, ABS, ESC, and switch see camera. 


Guarantee: Three years/boundless kilometers. 

Adjusting: Five-year/75,000km topped value overhauling program covers the initial five yearly/15,000km checks at a higher-than-normal $1532 for the main trio consolidated. 

Opponents TO CONSIDER 

The Fabia 81TSI is fundamentally a perfect representation of this Volkswagen, yet more keen – and much more honed arrangements can be had on a similarly great little auto. In the interim, count on the Mazda2 for long haul sturdiness, if not an open lodge or relieving ride. 

Mazda2 Genki 

Skoda Fabia 81TSI 


The Polo 81TSI didn't generally require a tune-up, however the Beats surely amps up the attractive quality of Volkswagen's middle-age light hatchback. Little things, for example, better games seats and a prevalent sound framework improve an officially strong bundle. 

Maybe its outside and progression could hone up a bit. Similarly, nonetheless, couple of contenders in the class can coordinate its calming drivetrain, ride and refinement. 

The primary issues aren't particular to this Polo Beats, except for cost. Moving past $20,000 increases the gear desire, however keyless auto-section is inaccessible and auto lights/wipers and AEB stay discretionary – in spite of the last being standard on each Fabia. 

All of which calls just the esteem condition in for some adjusting.

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