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Compare Volkswagen Polo with Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Wagon R 1.0 and Mahindra Verito

Volkswagen India sold 30,118 Polo variants in the auto industry from September 2014 to July 2015.  Almost Polo variants have similar features when compare them with Alto 800, Wagon R 1.0 and Verito. Volkswagen Polo had different variants in which Comfortline 1.2L (P) contained 1198CC 1.2L MPI Engine that gives 16.47kmpl mileage, maximum power 74@5400 ((bhp@rpm) and torque 110@3750 (Nm@rpm) on Indian road networks. Mahindra Verito 1.5 D2 BS-1V’s 4 cylinder diesel engine and Volkswagen Polo engines come with petrol and diesel fuel type respectively whereas Suzuki’s Alto 800 Lxi CNG and Wagon R 1.0 Lxi CNG engines received either CNG or Petrol Fuel Type for excellent ride.

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Volkswagen Polo had excellent Anti-Lock Braking System, tilt & telescopic steering adjustment, 2 Airbags, Adjustable seat (according driver height), Rear Defogger, Rear wiper, Body-Coloured ORVMs, fog lamps (Front &Rear), integrated music system, MP3 playback, CD player, AM/FM Radio, etc but all these are absent in  M&M’s Verito and Maruti’s Alto 800 , Wagon R 1.0. Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 1.2L (P) variant ex-showroom of Delhi price is Rs. 5.95 lakhs but it may changes depends on city. 

Wagon R 1.0 released by Maruti long ago but it had high sales than Hyundai’s Eon &i10 when put all these models side by side in the sales structure.  Almost 12,000+ vehicles sold by Maruti for every month from last September to this July.  Hyundai sold just 60,000+ Eon and 36,000+ i10 vehicles whereas Maruti sold 1, 60,000+ wagon R vehicles on annually basis. All models, polo, Alto 800, verito, have robust body-structure with interiors and exteriors, optimum manual transmission speed and other characteristics.  Wagon R1.0 and Mahindra Verito are available in eight different colours whereas Volkswagen polo and Alto 800 comes with only six colours.  Maruti Wagon R1.0 Lxi CNG variant is available on your budget that is roughly Rs. 4.50 Lakhs (ex-Delhi show room), looks gorgeous and produces best economy in any roads.

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The people at Mahindra guess customer problems and provide Verito variant with 4, inline cylinders but Maruti Alto 800, wagon R and Volkswagen polo variants come up with 3 cylinders.   Mahindra Verito 1.5 D2 BS-1V variant is available in showrooms of India with around Rs. 6.78 lakhs price and best-car offers.

In the month of July, 2015, Maruti Suzuki got top sales compare to Hyundai and Tata as it sold 22,212 vehicles of Alto 800 variants but Tata sold just 2,120 vehicles of Nano GenX  and Hyundai sold 2204 variants of i10. The efficient and highly integrated engine of Alto 800 variant gives 22.74kmpl mileage on roads with 48bhp@6000rpm power, 69nm@3500rpm torque and manual transmission speed. Alto 800, equipped with efficient machineries, got finest reviews from customers and available with Rs 3.62 lakhs price in ex-Delhi show rooms.

Specifications/features Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 1.2L(P) Mahindra Verito 1.5 D2 BS-1V Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Lxi CNG

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.0


Engine Type & Displacement 1.2L MPI Engine 1198 4 cylinder diesel engine 1461 F8D 796 K10B 998
Fuel type, Alternate Fuel Petrol, Not Applicable (NA) Diesel, NA CNG, petrol CNG, Petrol
Max power (bhp@rpm) 74@5400 65@4000 48@6000 58@6200
Maximum Torque (Nm@rpm) 110@3750 160@2000 69@3500 77@3500
Mileage (kmpl)(ARAI) 16.47 21 22.74 26.6
Valve/Cylinder 4,SOHC 2,SOHC 4,DOHC 4,DOHC
Cylinders 3,inline 4,inline 3,inline 3,inline
Transmission type Manual Manual Manual Manual
No of gears, Drivetrain 5, FWD 5, FWD 5, FWD 5, FWD
Ground clearance 165mm 172mm 160mm 165mm
Seating capacity, seating rows 5, 2 5,2 5,2 5,2
Bootspace(litres) - 510 - 180
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 45 50 35 35
Front & Rear Brake type Disc & Drum Disc & Drum Disc & Drum Disc & Drum
Steering Type - Power Steering Power Steering Electronic Power Steering
Min Turning radius (metres) 4.97 5.25 4.6 4.6
Airbags 2(Driver& Co-Driver) NA NA NA
Anti-Lock Braking System yes NA NA NA
Steering adjustment Tilt & telescopic NA NA NA


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