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        Volkswagen Cross Polo

        The Volkswagen Cross Polo, a Hatchback from Volkswagen, was launched in India in Feb, 2016.

        Volkswagen Cross Polo price starts from ₹ 7.60 Lakh in India. Cross Polo is available in 3 colours - Flash Red, Deep Black, Reflex Silver. Cross Polo seating capacity is 5 People. Cross Polo mileage is 16.47 - 20.14 km/l.

        Cross Polo is available in 2 versions and 2 fuel options(s) - Petrol, Diesel. Petrol models comes with 1198cc engine which generates peak power of 74 bhp @ 5400 rpm .

        Cross Polo competes with Tata Tiago NRG, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R in India.

        Volkswagen Cross Polo Model List

        Cross Polo Model Price Key Specs
        1.2 MPI ₹ 7.60 Lakh Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual
        1.5 TDI ₹ 8.81 Lakh Diesel, 1498 cc, Manual

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        ₹7.60 - 8.81 lakh

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        Volkswagen Polo has been discontinued in 2017. We are showing the last known price for Polo.

        Volkswagen Cross Polo Key Specifications

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        ₹ 7.60 - 8.81 Lakh
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        Fuel Type

        Petrol, Diesel
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        16.47 - 20.14 km/l
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        Seating Capacity

        5 People
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        2 Years (Unlimited KMs)
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        Engine Size

        1198 cc, 1498 cc
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        3987 mm L X 1698 mm W X 1483 mm H
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        Fuel Tank

        45 litre
        Ground Clearance (mm) icon

        Ground Clearance (mm)

        165 mm

        Cross Polo Expert Review


        Volkswagen India has not yet launched cars on the same scale as other manufacturers seem to be doing. They have always explored all possible options on the existing platforms. The Polo hatchback has always been the company’s volume seller. It has been positioned as a premium hatchback in the country.

        While other companies are bee lining to make practical and affordable cars, VW group has often keenly listened to its enthusiasts and made something that caters to these passionate consumers. The Polo 1.6 was one such car which still tops the lists of many. The recently launched Polo GT TSI which tries to combine performance and efficiency too hits the right spot. 

        The group has gone ahead and launched a muscular looking version of its existing Polo hatch. The Cross Polo might not be a total off roader nor does it qualify as a soft roader but it has some interesting updates. Mechanically it remains untouched and produces the same figures as a regular Polo. We take it on rough patches and explore this new offering in more depth.

        Appearance Exterior

        If one can recollect, Skoda had launched an adventure version of the Fabia called the Scout. It was not particularly an SUV but sported plastic claddings around it to make the usually nimble looking hatch more aggressive. The Cross Polo too does visit the same chapter and comes across as a more rugged looking hatch.

        There is no debate that Volkswagen Polo is one of the best looking hatches in India. Its split edge design makes it stand apart from the competition. I have always been in love with the no nonsense looks of the Polo. I would love to own one finished in black matte with all black rims and corso red calipers.

        Without getting too much carried away with the design, the Cross Polo sports an unshaved look compared to the smart and dapper looking Polo. Volkswagen has made the Polo look bold with new claddings and altering the dimensions.

        While the upper half of the vehicle looks like the normal Polo, the lower half gets the matte cladding. The radiator grille gets single slit design against the dual slit in the conventional model. The lower part of the bumper gets a bash plate and It complements the dark claddings very neatly.

        The length, width and height of the Cross Polo have been increased but then the 185/60 R15 tyres looks a bit odd with the overall macho appeal of the vehicle. Also, the ground clearance has been left untouched to 168mm so the overall potential of the Cross Polo won’t be very different. The silver ORVMS and roof rails look funky. The roof rails are the main reason for the increase in height. Cross Polo stickers can be seen on rear doors only. The rear section too gets the Aluminum finished chin guard and black claddings.

        The Cross Polo surely looks different and the plastic claddings do their bit in making this otherwise suave looking hatch look rugged. It is difficult to predict if someone would really buy it just for its looks.


        Appearance Interior

        The interior trims and lines have been retained. The Cross Polo sports ‘Livon’ Titanium black upholstery which looks sporty. The leather wrapped tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel has audio and phone controls on it. The instrumental panel is simple and has red digits showing all the necessary information. It shows information like trip reading, gear engaged, fuel left, average speed etc.

        It has an all black finish with scratch resistant plastic interiors. Front row seats are comfortable with the driver’s seat being height adjustable. The front row has just about sufficient space to accommodate taller passengers. However, the knee room seems congested with the steering adjustments.

        The seat fabric quality is not very impressive and feels very basic. The rear passenger’s seats are not very comfortable because of inadequate back support. With a decent legroom and better headroom, the rear passenger space can occupy two normal sized adults and three would definitely be a crowd.

        It features a 2 DIN music system with a USB, AUX-in support and a SD card slot. The RCD 320 music system comes with 4 speakers and the music playback quality is impressive. It also comes with Bluetooth telephony and parking sensors as standard features. The automatic climate control air conditioner does its job perfectly.

        There are utility pockets on the front doors which can easily hold up to a liter class container. The rear section seats can be made to collapse easily thus increasing the luggage compartment. There is a parcel tray sliced just above the luggage compartment to create a subtle partition. For a compact hatch, it offers generous luggage space.


        Performance Drive

        The Polo has always sat at the premium side of all the B+ hatchbacks sold in the country. It is obvious that after spending such a premium on this hatch, one would be very skeptical about taking it anywhere possible. This is where the Cross Polo enters where it encourages the owners to take it further.

        The changes in dimensions are merely due to addition of the matte claddings. The Cross Polo has a ground clearance of 168mm limits all the thoughts of taking it anywhere at all.

        It shares its mechanical elements with the conventional diesel Polo. The 3 cylinder 1.2L engine produces 75 PS of power at 4200 rpm while it generates a torque of 180Nm at 2000 rpm. This diesel unit comes with a standard 5 speed manual transmission. Even the Skoda Fabia Scout had the same power train but then how different does it feel in the Cross Polo.

        The engine frankly feels a bit let down initially especially since it has a very lazy response. Triple digit speeds show up only after juggling through different gears. The lazy response reduces as it crosses 2000 rpm and then the grumble of the diesel engine takes over. The torque delivery is also impressive and indeed pulls the car very efficiently.

        The Cross Polo is not an off roader but then the suspension setup is simply fantastic. It takes on uneven undulations with great ease. In fact while driving across the patchy section on eastern express highway, the Cross Polo showed great confidence and managed to get us out of the potholes without any hassle.

        We managed to squeeze out 15 kmpl as the best mileage figure in the Cross Polo. It also gets ABS, Driver and co-passenger airbags as standard features along with parking sensors.


        Tech Specs

        Technical Specifications
         Make Volkswagen
         Model Cross Polo
        Variant 1.2 TDI
        Engine Displacement 1199
        Power PS/RPM 75/4200
        Torque Nm/RPM 180/2000
        Transmission 5/M
        Turning radius in M 4.9
        Tyres 185/60 R15
        Dimensions in mm
        Length 3987
        Width 1698
        Height 1474
        Wheelbase 2456
        Ground Clearance (mm) 168
        Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 45


        Features 1.2 TDI
        New"Cross" Grill and bumpers Yes
        Galvanised body with 6 years anti rust warranty Yes
        Scratch resistant interiors Yes
        Livon Leather  Black upholstery Yes
        Leather wrapped steering wheel,gear knob,Handbrake lever handle Yes
        Climatronic automatic airconditioning Yes
        Height adjustable driver seat Yes
        Remote control central locking Yes
        Electrically adjustable ORVM Yes
        Power windows Yes
        RCD 320 2DIN music system Yes
        Rear Defogger and rear windshield washer and wiper Yes
        Multi-Function display Yes
        Rear parking sensor Yes
        Anti Lock Brake System Yes
        Dual front air bags Yes
        Electronic engine immobiliser Yes
        Fog light front and rear Yes

        Competition All Specs

        Cross Polo
        Variant 1.2 TDI 1.2 Asta
        Ex- showroom Price Mumbai 775000 800611
        Engine Displacement 1199 1396
        Power PS/RPM 75/4200 90/4000
        Torque Nm/RPM 180/2000 220/2750
        Transmission 5/M 6/M
        Turning radius in M 4.9 5
        Tyres 185/60 R15 185/65 R14
        Dimensions in mm
        Length 3987 3995
        Width 1698 1710
        Height 1474 1505
        Wheelbase 2456 2525
        Ground Clearance 168 165
        Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 45 45
        Leather wrapped steering wheel,gear knob,Handbrake lever handle Yes Yes
        Climatronic automatic airconditioning Yes Yes
        Height adjustable driver seat Yes Yes
        Remote control central locking Yes Yes
        Electrically adjustable ORVM Yes Yes
        Power windows Yes Yes
        2-DIN music system Yes Yes
        Rear Defogger and rear windshield washer and wiper Yes Yes
        Multi-Function display Yes Yes
        Rear parking sensor Yes Yes
        Anti Lock Brake System Yes Yes
        Dual front air bags Yes Yes
        Electronic engine immobiliser Yes Yes
        Fog light front and rear Yes Yes


        The Cross Polo is a rugged looking version of the conventional hatchback. It was recently launched at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 7.75 lakhs. It mainly targets at customers looking for a crossover hatch. The Skoda Fabia Scout has already faced rough waters with a similar treatment.

        At Rs.7.75 lakhs, it feels too premium when compared to the 1.2L highline diesel variant which is cheaper by Rs.50,000. Except for the plastic claddings and raise in height, the Cross Polo offers same features as seen on the Highline variant. The tough looking hatch offers a great ride and also an efficient engine but then the engine is not engaging enough. It feels sluggish at lower speeds and gets exhausted in city traffic.

        If we ignore the body type then at a similar price one can opt for a 1.5 Trend variant of Ford EcoSport. Not only does it have a bigger engine but also the EcoSport has a more spacious cabin. The EcoSport comparatively will be more athletic. With all the Pros and cons lined up, it is a very obvious conclusion that Cross Polo will definitely appeal to a selected few. It might be a possibility that after a brief period, the company might just pull off its chord from this one.


        Volkswagen Cross Polo Price List

        Find a list of all 1 petrol and 1 diesel versions of Volkswagen Cross Polo. This table includes on-road price which covers all costs like RTO and Insurance.

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        Cross Polo Versions Ex-showroom Price Compare
        Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual, 16.47 kmpl tooltip
        Fuel Type: Petrol
        Engine: 1198 cc (Higher engine size helps to generate more power)
        Transmission: Manual (In a manual transmission car, the driver has to manually shift gears)
        Mileage: 16.47 kmpl (ARAI reported mileage)
        ₹ 7.60 Lakh
        Key features : Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Steering Mounted Controls, Automatic Climate Control, Parking Sensors - Rear
        Diesel, 1498 cc, Manual, 20.14 kmpl tooltip
        Fuel Type: Diesel
        Engine: 1498 cc (Higher engine size helps to generate more power)
        Transmission: Manual (In a manual transmission car, the driver has to manually shift gears)
        Mileage: 20.14 kmpl (ARAI reported mileage)
        ₹ 8.81 Lakh
        Key features : Turbocharged, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Steering Mounted Controls, Automatic Climate Control

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        • Volkswagen Cross Polo

        About Volkswagen Cross Polo


        Like the Fabia Scout, the Cross Polo is a compact crossover from Volkswagen stable. It is basically a jagged up version of the popular Polo hatchback. With some visual makeovers and added features, the car looks bigger and sportier than the regular hatchback variant. Volkswagen has positioned the compact crossover above the hatchback. With this cross, the company targets young buyers who look for a combination of sportiness, spaciousness and fuel efficiency. It is the first hatchback-based crossover of the country, followed by Fiat Avventura, Toyota Etios Cross and Hyundai i20 Active.

        Further to this, read Volkswagen Cross Polo Road Test details by our expert.


        Keeping the same design philosophy of the Polo hatch, the new VW Cross Polo features the simple yet eye-catching design. Like we mentioned, the crossover is basically a slightly modified version of the Polo hatchback. The most prominent difference between the hatchback and the crossover is the new front fascia and the matte black plastic cladding at the bottom of the car. Up front is a new radiator grille with a thick horizontal slat in chrome, flanked by a bright headlight cluster integrated to high intensity halogen lamps. The front bumper features a wide perforated black matte coloured air dam and a set of rounded shaped fog lamps. The matte black plastic cladding all around adds to its sporty touch and also gives a sense that the ground clearance is high. At the back, the cross has matte black lower half of the bumper, and a silver skid plate at the bottom. The Cross Polo badging on the rear doors look attractive.


        On the interior, the Cross Polo looks largely similar to the Polo hatchback; however, there are few changes to upholstery and colour scheme. The seats are covered in Livon upholstery with titanium black finish that suits the overall sporty character of the cross. The dashboard gets black scheme and features quality plastic that complements the premium theme of the cabin. Compared to the previous model, the Cross Polo features new three-spoke steering wheel, silver accents on the central console and restyled instrument cluster. It is equipped with climate control, a multi-function trip meter in the instrument cluster, steering-mounted audio controls, and a 2-Din music system with MP3 player with AUX-in Port and a USB interface along with 4 speakers and a remote control.

        Engine & Transmission

        Under the bonnet is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, TDI engine that replaces the previous 1.2-litre TDI motor. This engine is capable of producing a top power output of 90PS along with a peak torque of 230Nm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels of the Cross Polo via a five-speed manual gearbox.  The petrol version is propelled by a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder motor that is good for 74bhp of power at 4200rpm and 110Nm of torque at 2000rpm. This engine is paired to a five-speed gearbox that transmits power to the front wheels of the car.

        Performance & Handling

        Volkswagen Cross Polo shares its mechanics with the Polo hatchback, which is known for offering best-in-class performance and driveability. Due to low ground clearance, the vehicle lacks the comfort and performance required on rugged terrains. That said, the good quality suspensions offer stable and soothing driving experience.

        Braking System

        The Volkswagen Cross Polo is equipped with standard disc brakes up front and drum type at the rear. The braking system is further assisted by ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) that avoids wheel-locking and skidding on panic braking.


        The 1498 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 18 kmpl in city and 20 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 14 kmpl on urban roads and 16 kmpl and freeways, respectively.

        Safety Features

        The Cross Polo is equipped with decent safety and security features such as dual airbags (driver and co-driver), ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), Engine Immobilizer, Central Locking, Child Safety Lock, Rear Parking Sensors, and front and rear headlamps.


        The VW Cross Polo is basically a beefed up version of the Polo hatchback. The plastic cladding only makes it looks tough, though there are no mechanical changes made to it. The vehicle is slightly more expensive compared to its rivals. However, it offers best-in-class quality and driveability.


        The Volkswagen Cross Polo that started the compact crossover segment in India today has a handful of rivals such as the Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and Toyota Etios Cross.


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        2. Ride and Handling
        3. Good fuel efficiency


        1. Low ground clearance
        2. Second row space
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          • Mileage (City) 11 kmpl
          • Mileage (Highway) 15 kmpl
          • Maintenance 8500 per month

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        The on-road price of the Volkswagen Cross Polo in Delhi starts at ₹ 7.60 Lakh for the petrol engine.
        The on-road price of the Volkswagen Cross Polo in Delhi starts at ₹ 8.81 Lakh for the diesel engine.
        Volkswagen Cross Polo 1.2 MPI is the highest priced and boasts the most number of features. The Volkswagen Cross Polo 1.2 MPI is also loaded with all the required features. You can compare the feature list of Cross Polo 1.2 MPI and Cross Polo 1.2 MPI to find the best suited version for you.
        The ARAI reported mileage of Volkswagen Cross Polo is 16.47 kmpl.
        Volkswagen Cross Polo comes with a 1198 cc Petrol engine and the price starts at ₹ 7.60 Lakh in Delhi. Whereas Tata Tiago NRG comes with a 1199 cc Petrol engine and starts with a price tag of ₹ 6.42 Lakh in Delhi. You can compare Volkswagen Cross Polo and Tata Tiago NRG and chose the right car for you.

        Quick Facts about Volkswagen Cross Polo

        Volkswagen Cross Polo, a Hatchback, is available from ₹ 7.60 - 8.81 Lakh in India. Volkswagen offers the latest Cross Polo in 2 versions in India. The base model 1.2 MPI starts at ₹ 7.60 Lakh in Delhi and the top model 1.5 TDI priced at ₹ 8.81 Lakh in Delhi. If you are looking for 5 seater car then you should consider Cross Polo.

        Cross Polo comes in 1 Petrol version (s) and 1 Diesel version (s).

        The Petrol version comes with 1198cc engine capacity and Manual transmission mode(s). It generates 74 bhp @ 5400 rpm.

        The Diesel version comes with 1498cc engine capacity and Manual transmission mode(s). It generates 89 bhp @ 4200 rpm.

        Volkswagen Cross Polo comes in 3 colors which include Flash Red, Deep Black, Reflex Silver.

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        Price ₹ 7.60 Lakh ₹ 6.42 Lakh ₹ 5.39 Lakh ₹ 5.47 Lakh
        Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol
        Engine Size 1198 cc 1199 cc 1197 cc 998 cc
        Transmission Manual Manual Manual Manual
        Power 74 bhp @ 5400 rpm 85 bhp @ 6000 rpm 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm 66 bhp @ 5500 rpm
        Torque - 113 Nm @ 3300 rpm 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm 89 Nm @ 3500 rpm
        Safety Rating - 4 Star (Global NCAP) 2 Star (Global NCAP) Not Tested
        Boot Space - 242 litres 260 litres 341 litres
        Ground Clearance 165 mm 181 mm - -
        Size 3987 mm L X 1698 mm W X 1483 mm H 3802 mm L X 1677 mm W X 1537 mm H 3805 mm L X 1680 mm W X 1520 mm H 3655 mm L X 1620 mm W X 1675 mm H
        Compare Cross Polo base vs top model Compare Cross Polo vs Tiago NRG Compare Cross Polo vs Grand i10 Nios Compare Cross Polo vs Wagon R

        Volkswagen Cross Polo Colors

        Flash Red
        Deep Black
        Reflex Silver

        Volkswagen Cross Polo News

        Volkswagen Cross Polo facelift - Bigger, better and stylish with 16-inch wheels
        Volkswagen Cross Polo facelift - Bigger, better and stylish with 16-inch wheels
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        by Nikhil Puthran
        05/25/2015 15:30:12

        German automaker Volkswagen has been performing well in the Indian market. The Cross Polo has been the first offering from the German carmaker in India. This time around the crossover is due to

        New Volkswagen Cross Polo 1.2 MPI launched in India for Rs. 6.94 Lakhs
        New Volkswagen Cross Polo 1.2 MPI launched in India for Rs. 6.94 Lakhs
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        by Nikhil Puthran
        01/15/2015 09:12:04

        Volkswagen has been a popular and trusted brand among the Indian car buying lot. To give a new reason to cheer for the local population, the German carmaker has ushered in the new Cross Polo 1.2

        2014 Volkswagen Cross Polo to get 1.5 litre diesel engine, launch in September
        2014 Volkswagen Cross Polo to get 1.5 litre diesel engine, launch in September
        Roger Dsouza
        by Roger Dsouza
        07/18/2014 11:15:55

        Volkswagen has inducted new range of Polo in India, while the tweaked Polo is available for sale in domestic market, 2014 Cross Polo crossover will be officially launched in September. However,

        Volkswagen Cross Polo to get minor cosmetic updates by the end of 2015
        Volkswagen Cross Polo to get minor cosmetic updates by the end of 2015
        Aditya Chatterjee
        by Aditya Chatterjee
        05/21/2015 10:55:47

        In a bid to boost Cross Polo's sales in the Indian market, Volkswagen India is planning to give yet another facelift to the car by the end of this year.The Cross Polo, Volkswagen’s first

        Volkswagen Cross Polo's Deliveries Begin
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        by Aditya Chatterjee
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