Volkswagen has confirmed prices for the facelifted Polo, starting at £11,100 for the entry-level 59bhp 1.0-litre petrol S model and rising to £19,715 for an automatic BlueGT featuring a 148bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine.
Six trim levels are available at launch, with the returning S, SEL and BlueGT joined by three new lines. VW’s latest touchscreen infotainment system, now featuring a proximity sensor, is included across the UK range, as well as DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, hill stop technology and automatic post-collision braking system.
Opt for SE (£12,435 – £15,275) and VW will kit out the exterior with 15-inch alloys, a chrome-trimmed front air intake, electrically adjustable wing mirrors and door handles that match the body-colour. Inside, the new three-spoke steering wheel gets a leather finish, as do the gearstick and handbrake. You’ll also get a larger, 6.5-inch touchscreen from this line up, which can be optioned to include satellite navigation for £700.
The mid-range Polo SE Design model (£13,535 - £16,375) offers further refinement in terms of styling, with larger 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, door mirror caps and a black gloss radiator grille. Sports seats in the front, detailed upholstery and aluminium-capped pedals complete the look.
Selecting SEL (£16,120 - £17,615) will add alternative 16-inch alloys, a front centre armrest with storage compartment, and front and rear parking sensors.
The Polo’s range-topping BlueGT trim (£17,710 – £19,715) benefits from a 15mm lower sports suspension and a distinctive body kit to help it stand out. Riding on 17-inch alloys, an XDS electronic differential lock improves traction and handling, with cruise control and a driver alert system fitted as standard, too.
VW has also revised the entire engine range, offering fuel efficiency improvements of up to 23 percent over previous units. The 74bhp and 90bhp 1.4-litre TDIs both deliver 88g/km CO2 and return a claimed 83.1mpg.
On top of the new diesel options, there are two three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol MPI units – generating 59bhp and 74bhp – and two 1.2-litre four-cylinder TSI engines with 89bhp and 109bhp. There’s also the top-of-the-range 148bhp 1.4-litre TSI ACT, claimed to emit between 107 and 109 g/km CO2.
Alongside the sat nav, options across the range include Adaptive Cruise Control, automatic lights and wipers, electronic climate control, bi-xenon headlights, and an electric glass sunroof.
VW expects to begin delivering the new Polo in July, with a new BlueMotion TSI joining the line-up towards the end of the year, along with an updated GTI that will now be offered with either a seven-speed DSG or six-speed manual gearbox.
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