Comparison between Volkswagen Cross Polo and Hyundai i20

Saturday 23 November 2013, 11:17 AM by

As per the current trend, auto companies are trying hard to lure buyers in the Indian automobile market with highly stylised hatchbacks. As a result of these different endeavours taken up by auto companies, competition in the segment has intensified to new extremes. Though there are many rival groups within the same segment due to there respective positioning in the market, two hatchbacks stands out in head-to-head competition. These two passenger cars are Volkswagen Cross Polo and Hyundai i20. While i20 is already popular among customers, Cross Polo too is not far behind, covering more ground in less time to make its presence count and give tough rivalry to i20. So, it would be very interesting to see what are the strong points of these two hatchbacks and how they fair on customers' expectations to dig out their respective sales in the Indian market.

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Comparison between Volkswagen Cross Polo and Hyundai i20

Let's start with the retail price of these two vehicles that are available in the Indian automobile market. The price of Hyundai i20 ranges between Rs. 4.85 lakh and Rs. 7.88 lakh while Volkswagen Cross Polo is being offered at Rs. 7.76 lakh. There seems to a good variation in prices of these two vehicles and from this perspective, Hyundai i20 is fairing much better than its rival. However, one should not forget that this is due to the fact that Cross Polo does not come with multiple variants. On the contrary, Hyundai i20 has several variants to start with, hence a remarkable difference in price form an outer look. Thus, here it would be worth to notice that the top model of i20 has almost the same price as that of Cross Polo. But again, in terms of flexibility of the price range, i20 is certainly better prospect for those buyers who are willing to go for the base model at low price. But, again, this fact should not prevent us from checking performance and other aspects of these two vehicles.

Comparison between Volkswagen Cross Polo and Hyundai i20

Volkswagen Cross Polo gets its power from a 1199 cc diesel engine that can generate a power output of up to 73 bhp at 4200 rpm and torque of up to 180 Nm at 2000 rpm. This engine is mated to a efficient 5-speed manual transmission. Cross Polo boasts of a high mileage of up to 22.07 kmpl. It has a wheel base of 2456 mm and a minimum ground clearance of 168 mm. On the other hand, Hyundai i20 in available in both, diesel and petrol engines. Petrol versions are powered by a 1.2-litre Kappa dual VTVT engine while diesel versions get their power from a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi technology diesel engine. Customers also have the flexibility to choose the automatic version that boasts of a 1.4-litre Gamma Engine with 4-speed automatic transmission. The petrol and diesel versions of i20 offer mileage of up to 18.15 kmpl and 21.93 kmpl, respectively. Hyundai i20 with automatic transmission mode offers a fuel efficiency of up to 15.04 kmpl. This passenger car has a wheel base of 2525 mm and ground clearance of 165 mm.

From the above discussion, it is clear that Hyundai has a slight advantage in terms of flexibility, but nonetheless, customers should thoroughly check specifications of these two models before making their final choice.