Volkswagen Group is enjoying the dream run of its subsidies Skoda, Volkswagen, BMW, Audi and Mercedes in the Indian auto market. In the hatchback segment, Volkswagen is doing well with its Polo while its cousin Skoda is struggling to be in the competition with Fabia. Undoubtedly, both the small cars have attracted buyers primarily due to the German brand Volkswagen behind them and then some exotic features in them. Often the buyers are seen confused over which hatch to buy among both these good looking cars. To release some of the pressure we have brought to you a comparison of both Skoda Fabia VS Volkswagen Polo on the basis of following factors:-
Scintillating Skoda Fabia is blessed with contemporary styling and has got an upper hand on the existing Fabia with new stylish bumper and projector headlamps. Chromed front grill with Skoda logo nicely tucked in along with the lines and curves are finely placed at right areas with neatly designed overall exterior. The five stroke 15inch alloy wheels present the hatchback with awe-inspiring appearance.
Volkswagen Polo is an eye-catchy two-box from its exteriors as it is bestowed with strong metal sheet that has been well designed. In addition, the front grille, headlights, bumper and stylish VW sign gives it more elegant appearance. However, the rear view of Polo is enchanted by rear bumper, tail lamps, rear wiper, rear washer, rear spoiler and chrome exhaust.
Looks wise, both the cousins are different and adorable. Tough to rate them on exteriors; it’s a 50:50 from our side.
The alluring variant of Skoda is equally adorable from inside as well. The best-in-class cabin with superior comfort level takes you to a new world of luxury. The inside of the hatchback is blessed with dual tone design along with innovative technology and safety features. The thing which amuses you the most is the multi-textured seat fabrics.
The four stroke steering wheel with Skoda’s emblem in centre looks stunning.
Volkswagen Polo exhibits well mated and trimmed interiors that would make you fall in love with it at the first glance. Moreover, the seating posture of Polo gives you an enhanced level of comforts. The front and rear cabins have sufficient space to stretch legs and the height of this car can accommodate even a tall passenger easily.
We rate Skoda Fabia’s interiors slightly better than that of Volkswagen Polo.
Engine, Specifications & Performance:-
Skoda Fabia Scout is equipped with a 1.2 litre petrol engine which delivers maximum power of 70 bhp at 5400 rpm along with generating thumping torque of 108 Nm at 3000 rpm. Also a 1.2 litre, TDI CR, 3 cylinder, DOHC, turbocharged, high pressure direct injection, liquid cool diesel engine is available which churns out maximum power of 75 bhp at 4200 rpm along with generating max torque of 180 Nm at 2000 rpm. Both the engines are mated with 5-speed manual transmission.
The petrol Fabia sprints from 0-100 kmph in just 14 seconds with a top speed of 160 kmph while the diesel variant accelerates from 0-100 kmph in quick 17 seconds and has the top speed of 185 kmph.
Volkswagen Polo is available in 1.2 liter petrol and diesel variants. The 1.2 liter petrol variant of the car churns maximum power of 75PS at 5400 rpm and peak torque of 110Nm at 3750 rpm, whereas, its diesel variant churns maximum power of 75PS at 4200 rpm and peak torque of 180 Nm at 2000 rpm.
The 1.6 L petrol version breaks the 100 km/h speed mark in just 11.1 seconds with a top speed of 164 kmph while the diesel version takes 14.4 seconds to cross this speed mark with a top speed of 183.8 kmph.
Volkswagen Polo nudges Skoda Fabia in this section to emerge as a winner.
The new Skoda Fabia Scout is embraced with hosts of features along with some new ones. These comprise of projector headlamps, power steering, front and rear power windows, remote trunk opener, remote fuel lid opener, Skoda Beat audio player, 2-DIN, Four speakers, Bounce-back system (for electrically adjustable windows), accessory power outlet, trunk light, vanity mirror, rear reading lamp, height adjustable front seat belts, cup holders for front seats, rear AC vents, adjustable steering column, tachometer and glove compartment. Other features include fog lights front and rear, rear window wiper, rear window defogger, reading centre lamp at the rear and tinted glass.
Volkswagen Polo comes loaded with a set of exciting features like; Air Conditioner, Multi- Function Display, Power Windows, Power steering, Height adjustment for driver seat, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, ABS, Dual Front Airbags, Front and Rear fog lamps, Child door locks, Side Impact Beams, Integrated Brake Light, Tinted Windows, Body Coloured Door Handle, Grab Handle, Folding Backrest, CD/MP3 stereo radio, Front Cup Holder, etc.
Fantastic Fabia Scout returns with decent mileage of 11.5-15.5 kmpl in city and 17.5-19.5 kmpl on highways while Volkswagen Polo delivers fuel economy of 13 – 19 kmpl in city conditions and 16-20 kmpl on highways.
The top most variant of Skoda Fabia is priced at Rs 6.79 lakh for its petrol trim while Rs 8.10 lakh for the diesel one. Contrarily, Volkswagen Polo is shelved in the price range of Rs 4.61 lakh – Rs 7.12 lakh (Prices ex-showroom New Delhi).
We rate Volkswagen Polo as a marginally better car than Skoda Fabia considering its competitive pricing and wide service network.
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