2011 Volkswagen CrossPoloMonday, June 14, 2010 15:26 by Arman Barari
This is the 2011 Volkswagen CrossPolo, the fourth member of the small car’s lovely family. Basically, it’s a Polo which has been jacked up a bit (15 mm) and is enlarged. But these little changes makes it a very different car which is very versatile and yet efficient and pleasant. And to make it more appealing, VW always paint this model in a two-tone All-Terrain sort of way!
The CrossPolo is not a big car, but it offers a very good cargo space which satisfies your every need. With all the seats up it has a 285 liter boot, but thanks to the 60:40 split rear bench it’s expandable up to 952 litres. It also has dual cargo floor – adjustable to two height levels – which creates a continuously level loading surface.
You can have the 2011 CrossPolo with three petrol and three diesel engines. AS for the petrol units you get the 1.2 litre with 70 PS, 1.4-litre with 85 PS, and 1.2 TSI with 105 PS. The diesel set includes 55 kW / 75 PS, 66 kW / 90 PS and 77 kW / 105 PS editions of a refined common rail, direct-injection 1.6 liter turbodiesel.
The CrossPolo comes as standard with a 6-speed gearbox but seven speed DSG can be ordered for some of the models. All of the engines in the range are Euro 5 compatible.
The CrossPolo has an ample array of standard equipment. In the interior, specific standard features include height-adjustable sport seats, an asymmetrically split rear bench and backrest, pockets on the backs of the front seats and sliding drawers under them, leather-trimmed steering wheel, centre armrest in front (with storage compartment), pedal caps in aluminium look and chrome on various switches and components. The latter include the door handles, surrounds for the window lift switches and air vents. Also standard: electric adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric window lifts all around, illuminated make-up mirrors in the sun visors, multi-function display including tyre pressure monitoring (tyre pressure monitoring system, TPMS) and central locking with RF remote control.