Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: Brent Co | posted February 17, 2015 18:07
Updated Polo Hatch debuts in the Philippines
Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. (ACEI, the official distributor of Volkswagen models in the Philippines, has just introduced the Volkswagen Polo hatchback to the market. The Polo hatch marks VW's arrival in the subcompact hatchback segment and will be sold alongside the Polo sedan.
“The Polo Hatchback is indeed a perfect combination of quality and driving pleasure and is targeted to be one of our volume sellers,” said Mr. John Philip Orbeta, Volkswagen Philippines president and CEO. Now on its fifth generation, the Polo Hatchback offers excellent levels of comfort, functionality, reliability, and, long-term quality.”
The Polo hatchback comes with Volkswagen's signature design and look. The exterior of the new model comes equipped with halogen headlamps with range adjustment, front and rear fog lamps, a chrome-accent front grill and 15-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the Polo Hatchback gets a multi-function leather steering wheel, fabric upholstery and a 60:40 split-folding rear seats. The RCD 320 audio system is standard and has CD and MP3 playback, an Aux-in, an SD card slot, a USB slot and Bluetooth connectivity.
The 2015 Polo hatchback is powered by with a 1.6-liter, Euro4 emission standard compliant multi-point injection gasoline engine with maximum output of 105 PS at 5250rpm, 153 Nm of torque at 3750rpm and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
For safety the Polo hatchback comes with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), an alarm with anti-theft features such as an immobilizer and an interior monitoring system, a crash-safe body design, front and rear seatbelts, dual SRS airbags and park distance control. The rear seats also have ISOFIX anchors to secure a compatible child seat.
The 2015 Volkswagen Polo hatchback is available in Copper Orange, Candy White, Night Blue Metallic, Flash Red and Carbon Steel at any VW Philippines dealer.
2015 Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 1.6L 6AT PhP 950,000