cooperates with automobile manufacturers to produce current vehicles, including this VW Polo 3 doors facelift
, item 038386
. This particular model is painted with deep black perleffekt
and Herpa tells us;
New type! The three-door Volkswagen Polo was also improved and is initially released in deep black and pure white with pearl effect.
I searched for information about the Polo at Volkswagen USA but it is not listed. According to Wikipedia;
The Volkswagen Polo is a supermini car produced ... since 1975. It is sold in Europe and other markets worldwide in hatchback, sedan, coupé and estate variants.
The Polo was introduced in 1975, and as of 2011 has been produced over five generations with intermittent facelifts.
The Volkswagen Polo won the 2010 World Car of the Year.
Lookin' her over
Herpa currently catalogs 251 Volkswagen models of all types including 26 Polo models. The model is fully assembled and packed in a light plastic form-fitted tray secured in a light plastic box.
I found no flaws in the molding or assembly. The exterior features fine recessed lines for doors and hoods and panels. Fine detail extenuates the thin grille. The rakish windshield is free of distortion. Except for an exhaust port the underside has only basic molded detailed, and the tires have no tread detail.
Slamming the doors
Individual clear lenses simulate the headlights and tinted lenses simulate the tail lights.
Separate side view mirrors are attached. Soft rubber-plastic low profile tires encompass sharply molded hubcaps.
The gray interior features bucket seats, the steering wheel, center console, stick shift and dashboard detailing. The side mirrors lack reflective surfaces.
In the past many of the Herpa vehicles I have reviewed featured tread detail. Recently most only have detail on the edges.
Paint and Finish
This model is beautifully finished with a smooth glossy deep black perleffekt (pearl effect) exterior. It is also available in weiß
/ white. Chrome trim encompasses the black chrome of the grille. A chrome VW emblem emblazons the grille and another is stamp-painted on the back. These emblems and markings are sharply printed and not decals. Herpa does not use decals. The paint is thin, glass-smooth, and opaque.
Off the lot
Herpa has released another impressive model of a neat supermini car. This VW Polo is an impressive model with fine plastic detail and excellent finishing. It features lenses for headlights and brake lights, a detailed interior, and applied side view mirrors. Printing is sharp. I happily recommended this model for collectors, model railroaders, and diorama makers.
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