Sold in countless markets around the world, the Volkswagen Polo is built in Pamplona, Spain and Uitenhage, South Africa. More than 18 million copies of this model have already been produced, making it one of the most popular city cars in the world. Now Polo is available on the market in a new version with deep stylistic changes, with the latest technical solutions and richer equipment.
New Volkswagen Polo.
The new Polo can be recognized immediately by the changes to the front and rear of the body. These are mainly bumpers, trunk lid, as well as headlights and taillights with LED technology as standard. The latter distinguish the new model by the shape of the emitted light both during the day and at night. For the first time, Polo can be equipped with IQ.Light matrix LED headlights (optional or depending on equipment) and an LED strip on the grille. With new lighting solutions, the new Polo is stylistically inspired by the models of the ID family. and the new Golf and Arteon - they were the first Volkswagens to use a strip of LEDs in the grille.
The interior of the new model includes a Digital Cockpit (digital instrument cluster) as standard, a reshaped multifunction steering wheel as standard, latest generation multimedia systems including an Online Control Unit (eSIM), as well as App-Connect wireless connectivity (each of these devices corresponding to the hardware version). If the vehicle is equipped with the optional Climatronic automatic air conditioning, it can be retrofitted (for the first time) with a touchpad control system similar to that used in the larger Volkswagen Tiguan, Passat and Arteon models.
For the first time, the Polo can move partially automatically.
The technically compact Polo is also very similar to higher-end Volkswagen models. A novelty in the Polo segment is, for example, the option to equip the vehicle with IQ.Drive Travel Assist. It combines features including the new Active Forward ACC (Automatic Speed and Distance Control) and Lane Assist, which keeps the vehicle in the selected lane. Combining these devices into one system allows the new Polo to move partially automatically at speeds up to 210 km/h. In this version, the car is equipped as standard with a multifunction steering wheel with tactile pads that record whether the driver keeps their hands on it while driving with active IQ.Drive Travel Assist. In the European Union, it is mandatory for the second level of autonomous driving. Every Volkswagen Polo is equipped as standard with assistance systems such as Front Assist with emergency braking function that monitors the space in front of the car, and now Lane Assist. Few Polo models boast the same innovative equipment as the new Volkswagen.
New versions with richer standard equipment
The Polo is now available with new, retuned trim levels. Until now, this model has been offered in the following variants: Trendline (basic), Comfortline (mid-level) and Highline (richest version). In the case of the new model, the equipment is set up in a new, transparent way, offering as standard everything that customers previously ordered most often. The base version is now called Polo, with Life, Style and R-Line (coming soon) above it. These varieties will hit the market this spring. The Volkswagen Polo can also be ordered in a GTI version, which will premiere in 2021.
As mentioned above, the equipment version called Polo now also includes LED headlights, LED taillights, a new multifunction steering wheel and Lane Assist. Also new is the central airbag, located on the side of the back of the driver's seat. It opens inside the passenger compartment so that the driver and passenger do not hit each other in the event of an accident. Another new safety feature is the belt tensioner, which also tightens the belt around the hips. The Polo now also comes standard with the Digital Cockpit (an 8-inch digital instrument cluster). Air conditioning, 6.5-inch Composition audio system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, power windows in all doors, body-coloured door handles and mirror caps, and instrument panel are also standard. complete set. from material pleasant to the touch. The seats are upholstered in a new pattern of Polo upholstery, and a dark decorative panel has also been used. Therefore, it is difficult to call this version just the basic one.
The Life variant costs more than the Polo equipment. It also includes 15-inch wheels (instead of 14-inch ones), App-Connect, a rear center armrest with an additional USB-C input, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The Polo Life armchairs are upholstered in high-quality Life upholstery and the matching decorative panel is called Lava stone black.
Like the Life, the two new top trim levels, Style and R-Line, also carry names first introduced on the new Golf. Styles and R-Line are different in character, but due to the richness of equipment, both should be classified as higher versions. The style emphasizes elegance, while the R-Line has a sporty touch.
Polo's enhanced equipment includes, among other things, the newly developed IQ.Light matrix LED headlights, which are offered for the first time in this class. They were first used in the higher class SUV VW Touareg. These interactive headlights are an example of Volkswagen extending its first-class solutions to various vehicle segments to enhance safety and comfort. Another exterior highlight of the new Polo is the distinctive Polo front end with LED fog lamps and 15-inch Ronda alloy wheels. Inside, there are extras such as the optional 10.25" Digital Cockpit Pro screen (including caller picture, album cover overview, navigation maps and slideshow function), stylish interior lighting and an 8" Ready2Discover infotainment system. and with App-Connect Wireless. Ready2Discover allows you to set up navigation as an on-demand feature. Stylish upholstery and a high-gloss lacquered Deep Iron decorative panel give the interior a stylish character. As an option, you can order exclusive ArtVelours upholstery.
The sporty style of the Polo R-Line version is visible at a glance. Its bumpers differ from those used in all other versions of the car - they have the characteristic style of the R models. The front bumper has glossy black frames and grilles in the cooling air intakes, giving the car a unique look and dynamics. Also in this configuration, LED fog lamps are included as standard. The rear end differs from the Polo, Life and Style versions with a high-gloss black diffuser and chrome exhaust pipes. The Polo R-Line is fitted with 16-inch Valencia alloy wheels as standard. Like the Polo Style, the R-Line is also equipped with the Ready2Discover infotainment system. The seats in this version are upholstered in the sporty and very elegant Karoso upholstery in ArtVelours; in color it harmonizes with a decorative panel in dark gray.
Like its predecessor, the new Polo is also equipped with additional solutions, thanks to which everyone can adapt the character of the car to their preferences. These include a large panoramic sunroof, 17" alloy wheels, towbar with attachments, keyless entry, tinted rear windows and a Sport package (for Style and R-Line models) including sport suspension (body lowered by 15mm) . ) with electronic differential lock (XDS) and driving profile selection system.
Volkswagen offers the front-wheel drive Polo with a choice of five highly efficient petrol engines. Engines available at launch are available from 59kW (80hp), 70kW (95hp) and 81kW (110hp). The 70 kW engine can be combined with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG), with an 81 kW engine fitted as standard. All engines available at launch are three-cylinder; those with a power of 70 kW and above are equipped with a turbocharger.