Volkswagen unveils newly refreshed Polo with three trim levels

Volkswagen have refreshed the sixth generation of their long-serving Polo 'supermini' with a facelifted look, all-new trim levels and additional "big-car tech". David Roy finds out what's on offer...

The new Volkswagen Polo and Polo GTI

THE new entry level Polo Life trim starts at £17,885 on-the-road with factory-fit equipment including LED headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control, an 8.0-inch Digital Cockpit, front and rear USB sockets, electric and heated door mirrors and rain-sensing wipers.

Travel Assist will come as standard on all but the smallest engined Polo Life models, making it the first in its class to offer partially automated driving.

Polo Style adds front and rear parking sensors, 16-inch Palermo alloy wheels, two-zone climate control, a 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro display and a Discover Navigation infotainment system – all standard on the new sporty R-Line specification, plus 16-inch Valencia alloy wheels, bespoke bumpers, ambient lighting, Dynamic Road Sign Display and High Beam Assist aids. Both trims are priced from £20,785.

The new Volkswagen Polo

Coming soon, the new Polo GTI

The new high-performance Polo GTI has yet to be launched, but will be the most powerful Polo with its own TSI engine and lowered sports chassis.

The new Polo is available with three versions of VW’s 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. The entry-level 79 bhp TSI unit delivers 69 ft lb of torque via a 5-speed gearbox, while the 94 bhp TSI power plant (standard on Polo Style) offers 129 ft lb of torque and is available with both 5-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmissions.

The range-topping 109 bhp/148 ft lb torque TSI engine comes with the 7-speed DSG box and takes 10.4 seconds to reach 62 mph – the most rapid Polo power plant available until the arrival of the GTI.

With fuel economy of 54.3 mpg and CO2 emissions of 118 g/km (WLTP, combined), the Polo Life with the 94 bhp engine and 5-speed manual gearbox offers the lowest emissions and best fuel economy.

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The new Volkswagen Polo

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