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Bigger and better than ever before, the charismatic new Polo is designed to meet the challenges of the modern world.
Advanced safety features like standard Pedestrian Detection minimise your risk of an accident while the optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking takes the stress out of long drives.
But it’s not just the advanced safety features that make the new Polo the perfect car for everyday adventures – effortless smartphone connectivity, high-quality audio calls and optional wireless charging make it easy for you to access everything that matters to you.
Taking the stress out of unexpected situations, the new Polo keeps you safer than ever before. If the optional Front Assist detects a possible collision, it lets you know with an acoustic and visual warning and prepares the car for emergency braking. If you don’t react, City Emergency Braking steps in to slow the car down, with the aim of fully avoiding a collision or reducing its impact.
Forgetting your phone cable will never be a problem in the new Polo. With the optional wireless charging, simply pop your compatible phone in the central storage compartment and it will use an inductive connection to charge the battery. So there’s no need to worry about running out of power while you’re on your way to your next adventure.
As well as helping you to avoid congestion using live traffic data, you can use the Discover Navigation system with a Car-Net Guide & Inform package to discover new restaurants, attractions, and more. So the next time you’re free on a sunny Sunday, why not hop in the car and see where the road takes you?
Discover Navigation is standard on the Polo SEL.
With a gorgeous 20.3 cm (8 inch) touchscreen with glass display, the Composition Media system is a delight to use – simply touch the screen, just like your phone. Featuring an SD card slot and playback for MP3 and WMA files, the six rich-sounding speakers will be music to your ears.
The Composition Media system includes a Bluetooth phone system for popular mobile phone models and also features a USB connection.
Delight in the details. Volkswagen’s signature “Tornado line” creates a clear contour that sweeps around the new Polo, arching over the front side panels, gliding along the standard four doors and curving around the rear. It entices your eyes around the vehicle, conveying a dynamic sense of movement that will keep you gazing for hours.
Sometimes bigger is better. That’s why the new Polo is longer, wider, and has an increased wheel base. The result? Even more headroom and legroom for driver and passengers alike.
An impressive 351 litres boot capacity means that not only is there space for all your shopping - you can also pack everything you need to head off on your next adventure.
Life is about the journey, not the destination. The new Polo’s sophisticated infotainment systems let you make every trip into an adventure. Connect your smartphone to make crystal clear hands-free calls, use the SatNav to discover new places in your local area, or enjoy the latest music with a premium media system.
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The supermini class is full of recently released and facelifted options. There’s the latest Kia Rio and Seat Ibiza, the still-fresh Citroen C3 and Mazda 2 and, perhaps best of all, the brilliant Ford Fiesta. It’s these cars that the latest VW Polo has to beat.
The Polo is available with a wide array of engines and performance options, right up to the 197bhp Polo GTI – but we’ve got the most basic, non-turbocharged 1.0-litre here, with a lowly 64bhp.
The latest Polo is lower and wider than the outgoing model, with a full-width grille and plenty of horizontal styling lines meaning it seems to hug the road. All external bodywork and interior surfaces are brand new, although they’re clearly an evolution of the previous car.
It’s also based on Volkswagen’s latest A0 platform. This gives it the capacity to be fitted with a wide variety of petrol and diesel engines, and has seen the wheelbase grow to provide more legroom and boot space.
All Polos are fitted with either a 1.0-litre petrol or a 1.6-litre diesel, apart from the hot GTI, which gets a 2.0-litre petrol unit. A range of power outputs are available, but we’ve got the lowliest of the bunch – a 1.0-litre non-turbocharged MPI unit with just 64bhp.
The engine is almost everything you’d want from a supermini – refined, very smooth, free-revving and with a perky engine note when you push it. It’s economical at a cruise but attempt to make faster progress and that mpg figure will plummet. Although this is great for young drivers who will appreciate the MPI’s low insurance group.
The previous VW Polo was safe, solid and rather staid – this new car is no different.
The Polo has plenty going for it. Light but direct steering and a quality-feeling gearchange mean it’s great around town, while the large tyre sidewalls of our SE-spec car did a great job of absorbing bumps. Head out onto the motorway, and despite the lack of power the Polo makes a brilliant long-distance cruiser – refined, comfortable, and efficient. The Polo’s large size (for a supermini) also makes it reassuring when mixing with larger traffic.
Horizontal lines abound, making the Polo look wider than it is. That makes for a sturdy and planted look that really appeals – and it’s unmistakably a VW, with styling cues shared with the brand’s larger cars.
The rear is very simple, and we love the boot release cleverly hidden within the VW badge – a premium touch.
How the Polo looks depends very much on how you spec it. Opt for a dark colour and small wheels and it’ll slide under the radar, while our car came in bright and eye-catching ‘Energetic Orange’ – a welcome change from the monochrome colour palette of most superminis. Beats edition cars also come with an offset racing stripe – a real ‘love-it-or-hate-it’ feature.
VW’s strongest suit is usually their cars’ interiors, and the Polo is no exception. Step into the cabin and everything, from the reassuring thunk of the door to the slick click of the climate controls feels beautifully screwed together and genuinely premium. There’s certainly a good enough standard of build quality in here to shame many a more expensive rival.
The higher-spec cars get a welcome swathe of colour across the dash panel, in most models, the colour scheme is black upon black upon black. It’s at odds with the rest of the car’s youthful image, but more mature motorists will appreciate the solidity and simple layout.
The Polo SE is generously equipped as standard with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, stop-start technology, automatic headlights, 15-inch alloy wheels and safety tech such as Front Assist, emergency braking and pedestrian detection. Our car was fitted with a few extras to drive that price up – climate control, a different design of alloy wheels and a more sophisticated infotainment system. That pushed the price over £17,000 – a tough pill to swallow for such a slow car. We’d trade some of the premium interior features for a more powerful engine any day. However, good residuals should ensure generous finance plans.
The VW Polo is a mature, safe, solid and beautifully built supermini that holds a more upmarket appeal than the Ford Fiesta or Citroen C3. It’s more comfortable, roomy and prestigious than either. This 1.0-litre MPI is a great starter engine. For the quality and prestige on offer we reckon it’s a price worth paying.
|47 monthly payments of||£155.00|
|Retail cash price||£16,080.00|
|Optional final payment||£5,937.30|
|Option to purchase fee³||£10.00|
|Total amount payable||£17,854.29|
|Total amount of credit||£11,458.01|
|Representative APR %||5.2% APR|
|Rate of interest p.a.||5.1% fixed|
|Excess mileage charge||4.8p per mile|
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