With the facelifted Volkswagen Polo having been noticed right here and there on native roads, it’s protected to say that gross sales are already underway. About time, then, that we are able to verify native pricing and engine particulars of the perennial little favourite from Wolfsburg.
Steffen Knapp, Head of the Volkswagen Passenger Automobile Model stated, “The Volkswagen Polo is South Africa’s second best-selling passenger automobile after the Polo Vivo. In 2021, 16 454 Polos have been bought within the native market which interprets to a share of twenty-two.6% within the A0 Hatch section.”
Assembled on the former Uitenhage, now Kariega, over 80% of domestically constructed Polos are destined for export with the plant offering all-important employment for the world and its surrounds.
The best method to spot a brand new Polo is its new face that includes redesigned headlights and a putting gentle bar, pinched from the Golf 8. On the rear, the taillights are utterly new objects and are nearly the wrong way up ‘L-shaped’ versus the earlier angular blobs, if that makes any sense? A palette of 8 exterior colors is obtainable together with three new hues; Ascot Gray, Smoky Gray and Vibrant Violet (pictured).
Within the cabin, buttons and knobs have been changed with sliders and contact surfaces on increased spec fashions and a brand new multifunction steering wheel options, too. The infotainment system has obtained a refresh, too, and is now optionally accessible with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
High spec derivatives are fitted with Uncover Media which consists of an 8-inch show with navigation, wi-fi app-connect, voice management, wi-fi cell charging, and the choice of a digital cockpit. For the primary time in a Polo, IQ.Drive semi-autonomous expertise is obtainable as an choice, providing adaptive cruise management and lane-keep help, permitting the Polo to brake, steer and speed up mechanically “throughout the system limits” based on VW. Pedestrian Monitoring and Entrance Help maintain pedestrians protected, too.
Polo trim ranges have been up to date with the intention to slot in with the remainder of the Volkswagen lineup, and so Trendline, Comfortline and Highline are changed by Polo, Polo Life and R-Line respectively.
Polo options the next;
LED headlights and taillights
New multifunction steering wheel
14-inch metal wheels
App-Join (Android Auto/Apple CarPlay)
Electrical, heated exterior mirrors
Electrical home windows
Door handles and mirrors in exterior color
Choices: 15-inch Essex alloys and smoker’s bundle
Polo Life options the next;
15-inch Essex alloy wheels
Centre armrest with USB-C port
Leather-based trim on steering wheel and kit knob
Uprated material upholstery
Choices: a panoramic sunroof, 16-inch Torsby wheels, Composition Media, Uncover Media, Rear-view digital camera, Consolation Park bundle, Security Bundle for handbook, Security Bundle for DSG, keyless entry, people who smoke bundle, NCAP Bundle.
Polo R-Line options the next;
16-inch Valencia alloy wheels
2-zone ‘climatronic’ aircon
Composition media with wi-fi telephone charging
R-Line material upholstery
Choices: a panoramic sunroof, 17-inch Bergamo alloy wheels, LED matrix headlights, Uncover Media, beats sound system, rear-view digital camera, Consolation Park bundle, Security Bundle, NCAP bundle, keyless entry and people who smoke bundle.
In fact, the Polo GTI arrives concurrently the remainder of the vary, sporting a 147 kW and 320 Nm 2,0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor. Claimed efficiency is a 0-100km/h time of 6,7 seconds, the quickest within the Polo vary and because of its extra sporty centered manner, will certainly be essentially the most participating Polo to drive.
Pricing for the up to date Volkswagen Polo is as follows;
Polo 1,0TSI 70 kW Handbook – R311 800
Polo 1,0TSI 70 kW Life Handbook – R350 000
Polo 2,0TSI GTI – R489 400