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Volkswagen Polo has always been one of the most sought after hatchbacks in the country, and now the refreshed 2020 models have started rolling in. While the new models do not pack any major changes but let’s look at what the Polo 1.0 brings to the table and how it stacks up against its key rivals, namely the upcoming Tata Altroz, Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, and the Ford Figo.


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Volkswagen Polo 1.0 VS Rivals: Dimensions


LengthWidthHeightWheelbaseBoot Space

Ground Clearance

Fuel Tank

VW Polo3971mm1682mm1469mm2469mm280 L165 mm45 L
Tata Altroz
3990mm1755mm1523mm2501mm345 L165 mm37 L
Suzuki Baleno
3995mm1745mm1510mm2520mm339 L170 mm37 L
Hyundai Elite i20
3985mm1734mm1505mm2570mm326 L170 mm40 L
Ford Figo3941mm1704mm1525mm2490mm257 L174 mm42 L



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Volkswagen Polo 1.0 VS Rivals: Powertrain


DisplacementNo. of CylindersPowerTorqueTransmission
VW Polo999cc

376 PS95 Nm5-Speed MT
Tata Altroz1199cc386 PS113 Nm5-Speed MT
Suzuki Baleno1197cc483 PS113 Nm5-Speed MT/CVT
Hyundai Elite i201197cc483 PS115 Nm5-Speed MT
Ford Figo1194cc396 PS119 Nm5-Speed MT


Volkswagen has given the current generation Polo a GTI inspired facelift, making it look sportier than before. The facelifted Polo gets dual airbags, ABS, seat belt reminder, and parking sensor standard across all variants. Other changes in the Polo facelift are the new Honeycomb grille, GTI inspired rear bumper,  GTI inspired front bumper, cladded side skirts, cladded front and rear bumper, and new 3D tail lamp.


The Polo 1.0 gets a 999cc petrol engine that delivers best-in-class 76 bhp of power and 95 NM of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.


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