The Polo is small but tough. This is thanks to the raft of safety measures that come built in as standard.
Safety is an overriding priority, as demonstrated by the numerous safety-enhancing features included as standard in the new Polo.
The deformation-resistant occupant cell with crumple zones at the front and rear is just one example. Head airbags and side airbags in the front form part of the standard specification along with height-adjustable three-point inertia-reel seat belts and belt tensioners. Meanwhile, the ISOFIX anchorage points enable two child seats to be secured on the rear bench quickly and easily.
A wealth of electronic safety measures likewise come as standard. The electronic stabilisation program, which also incorporates ABS with brake assist, traction control (ASR) and engine drag torque control (MSR), is able to counter the risk of skidding in critical handling situations.
The electronic differential lock forms an important part of the electronic stabilisation program. It is activated in corners and when driving on road surfaces with differing levels of grip, for example, in order to transmit the drive power to the wheel with better traction.