Standard running gear, sports running gear, ‘Sport Select' running gear
Three running gear configurations. The Polo is offered with three different running gear configurations. The new standard running gear forms the basis and is making its way into the range with the Polo's switch to the modular transverse matrix (MQB A0). Sports running gear is optionally available for the new Polo, as is the ‘Sport Select' running gear equipped with adjustable dampers. In addition, all Polo models feature electromechanical power steering and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Standard running gear. The basic configuration of the Polo running gear offers a high level of agility and excellent comfort. In the neutral setup of the running gear priority was given to maximum active safety. The front suspensions of the Polo that always comes with front-wheel drive feature coil spring struts and lower wishbones with a track-stabilising scrub radius. The front running gear additionally features an anti-roll bar. The front suspension consists of coil springs with telescoping compressed gas dampers; the elements are integrated in the spring struts. The rear running gear consists of a semi-independent twist-beam suspension with an integrated anti-roll bar. Gas-filled dampers and separate springs on the rear axle provide for optional suspension.
Sports running gear. Volkswagen offers the Polo with sports running gear as an option. The configuration includes special tuning of the springs, auxiliary springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bars with the body lowered by 15 mm.
‘Sport Select' running gear and driving profile selection. The new Polo can also be optionally configured with the ‘Sport Select' running gear. It is always offered in conjunction with the driving profile selection. The driver can vary the damping characteristic of the adjustable dampers; the two modes Normal and Sport can be activated with the driving profile selection. The driving profile selection itself offers the four modes Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual. The driving profile selection enables the driver to make individual adjustments within a defined framework that directly affect vehicle handling. Along with its effects on the ‘Sport Select' running gear, for instance, the steering, engine characteristic and gearbox control are also adjusted to the profile selected. The driving profile selection is also available separately.