Volkswagen Polo

 volkswagen polo

POLO HATCHBACK - 1.0 EVO 80 S 5dr



MANUFACTURER PRICE

£14205

BEST PRICE

£13,211 

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The Volkswagen Polo has been much improved in MK6 model form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 EVO 80 S 5dr
PETROL
£13,210.65
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 EVO 80 SE 5dr
PETROL
£14,024.40
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 TSI 95 SE 5dr
PETROL
£14,689.35
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 EVO 80 Beats 5dr
PETROL
£14,898.60
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
PETROL
£15,563.55
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 TSI 95 SE 5dr DSG
PETROL
£15,944.85
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 TSI 95 R Line 5dr
PETROL
£16,377.30
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 TSI 115 SEL 5dr
PETROL
£16,609.80
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr DSG
PETROL
£16,819.05
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 TSI 115 R Line 5dr
PETROL
£17,400.30
POLO DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 TDI 95 SEL 5dr
DIESEL
£17,623.50
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 TSI 115 SEL 5dr DSG
PETROL
£17,865.30
POLO HATCHBACK
1.0 TSI 115 R Line 5dr DSG
PETROL
£18,655.80
POLO HATCHBACK
2.0 TSI GTI 5dr DSG
PETROL
£19,306.80
POLO HATCHBACK
2.0 TSI GTI+ 5dr DSG
PETROL
£20,701.80

Ten Second Review

With 14 million cars sold to date, the Volkswagen Polo model line is one of the most successful in supermini history. This MK6 version is larger than before, better equipped and more personalisable. Features like a digital instrument panel and a whole raft of camera-driven safety kit also borrow much from the class above.

Background

Why would you buy a Volkswagen Polo? You wouldn't buy it on price, because there are many rival superminis that cost less. Many of these cars will have more equipment inside them. Some will even be nicer to drive. That much-vaunted Volkswagen build quality is, statistically at least, something that the Japanese and Koreans covered off some time ago. So what's the appeal? It's simple. The Polo is all about understated refinement or, to put it another way, conspicuously not trying too hard to impress. Now this is a very hard trick to carry off. Try too hard and this Volkswagen loses its cool. Don't try hard enough and the car looks like a complacent trinket for posers, which is possibly even less desirable. So with this latest sixth generation Polo, the Wolfsburg brand is looking to land it square in that profitable sweet spot.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
107
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
CC
999
Cylinders
3
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
12
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
5 SPEED
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
46.3
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
68.9
EC Combined (mpg)
57.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
51.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
49.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
5.7
General
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Service Interval Mileage
10000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
85
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
76
NCAP Safety Assist %
59
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
80
Badge Engine CC
1.0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Coin Series
S
Coin Description
EVO 80
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
60000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Performance
Engine Power - BHP
80
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
15.4
Top Speed
106
Engine Power - KW
59
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
69
Engine Torque - NM
93
Engine Torque - RPM
3750
Engine Torque - MKG
9.5
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
Second Act
Tyres
Alloys?
False
Space Saver?
False
Tyre Size Front
185/70 R14
Tyre Size Rear
185/70 R14
Tyre Size Spare
FULL SIZE
Wheel Type
14" STEEL
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
1964
Height
1461
Length
4053
Wheelbase
2548
Weight and Capacities
Max. Roof Load
75
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1125
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.6
Minimum Kerbweight
1050
Gross Vehicle Weight
1610
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
40
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
560
Max. Loading Weight
560
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
351
No. of Seats
5
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Driving Experience

The oily bits under the bonnet have come in for some attention with this sixth-generation car. Petrol options are two three-cylinder 1.0-litre MPI units with 65 or 75PS, two 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engines with 95 or 115PS and a 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine with cylinder deactivation (ACT), with power at 150PS. At the top of the range, there's a 200PS 2.0-litre TSI turbo unit for the GTI variant. Should you prefer to go diesel, there are now two four cylinder 1.6-litre TDI engines, with either 80 or 95PS. DSG automatic transmission is optional on TSI models. Britain doesn't get the 1.0 TGI natural gas engine offered in Europe. More important is the news that this MK6 model is the first Volkswagen supermini to be based on the group's light, stiff, sophisticated MQB Modular Transverse Matrix chassis, the one fitted to the larger Golf hatch since 2013. That's resulted in a stiffer body that should reduce body roll, at the same time as allowing the chassis to be set up in such a way that the Polo's traditionally excellent standards of ride quality can be further improved.

Design and Build

So low key is the Polo's styling that the changes made to this MK6 model may be lost on some customers. Perhaps more obvious though, is this sixth generation design's larger size. It's now only slightly shorter than a MK4 Golf used to be and, thanks to a longer wheelbase than that car, significantly larger inside. To be specific, this MK6 Polo is 81mm longer than its predecessor, making it now over 4m long. It's now also slightly lower in stance and 69mm wider. Volkswagen thinks that the resulting stretched silhouette is 'more masculine', you decide. In profile, the new styling is defined by an arrow-shaped 'tornado' double line, while at the front, there's a smarter grille flanked by headlamps that can be optionally ordered with full-LED beams. Inside, the vertically-orientated dashboard of the previous model has been replaced with horizontal architecture and a higher placement for the new centre-dash infotainment screen; this monitor varies in size between 6.5 and 8-inches, depending on the variant you select. An upper cross-panel flows across the dash into the doors and can be colour-personalised to suit your taste. As an option, buyers can replace the usual dash dials with Volkswagen's 'Active Info Display' TFT virtual screen gauges.
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