Volkswagen Polo prices and specs revealed

Volkswagen Polo 2014 front
25 Mar, 2014 9:00am Jordan Bishop

VW Polo goes on sale from £11,100, with new engines and trim levels

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.

Volkswagen Polo 2014 rear red

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.

Volkswagen Polo 2014 interior

 

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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VW dealers better be ready with the big discounts and generous PCP terms if they want to shift these. Very poor value at list price.

£20K for a VW Polo? the world has gone mad! And apart from that, I'm really struggling to see what's new about it.

Never liked this car! Plain and overpriced...

Overpriced, driving pleasure is 0 and engines are weak. Not for me. There are much better alternatives in the market such as the pretty and competent Fiesta, Honda Jazz, Hyundai i30, Citroen C3, DS3, Renault Clio, Peugeot 208, Suzuki Swift, Toyota Yaris, Vauxhall Corsa...

Miguel, you say 0 driving pleasure and then list cars, some of which have less; i.e. Jazz, i30, C3, 208, Yaris, Corsa. The others are sharper, I grant you.

About the same size as my old Mk1 GTi but def not as fun.

I think the Fiesta outpoints it in handling, even if I can't cope with Ford's new fish-face grille.

Bit like the 17 grand Fiesta ecoboost - very very overpriced.But at least the Polo looks good.

And other similarly overpriced cars such as the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 which will likely cost you more when you take depreciation into account.

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