The Altroz, Figo and Polo are compelling cars, each in their own way and can make it very confusing for anyone considering these three options.
To decide between the three, its better to look at the differences – both objective and subjective, to help arrive at a logical conclusion.
There are lots of things that the Polo that make it the Polo – be it the steering feel or the torque output at around 2000 RPM from the 1.0L TSI engine.
But yes, it is quite too expensive for its size and practicality. Maintenance cost too, is on the higher side.
There is no direct alternative to the Polo, but if you are looking for something close to it with some compromises, here’s what comes to my mind.
Powerful question, this one. It is not easy comparing the two. Not because the Volkswagen Polo’s 1.0L TSI is a turbo petrol and the Ford Figo’s 1.5L TDCI is a turbo diesel, but it is because of what these cars stand for.
Both the cars are emotional purchases, you buy either one because you are impressed by what it does and not what it has.
The Ford Figo is a great hatchback with a lot of versatility. It has a pretty sweet 1.2L 95 HP / 120 Nm petrol engine – the highest for a non-turbo petrol engine in the segment and the very popular 1.5L diesel 100 HP / 215 Nm diesel engine.