Order books open for new Volkswagen Polo: Lease yours today!

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Author: | Updated: 16 Jun 2017 12:10

The sixth-gen Volkswagen Polo is available to order from today, with prices for the entry-level S trim confirmed at £13,855 OTR.

With eight years between the all-new car and the outgoing model, changes and enhancements are evident everywhere you look.

Order books open for new Volkswagen Polo

Externally, the Polo is bigger than ever before at 4,053mm in length offering a boot volume that has grown 25%, from 280 litres to 351 litres. This has given it a much more grown-up appearance, with many of the larger Golf’s styling cues carried over too.

This is most noticeable at the front, where a new grille and larger headlights give off a more aggressive demeanour than Polos of the past.

New Polo GTI interior

The developments in Polo – which has found a home with more than 1.4 million drivers in the UK over the last 42 years – also reflect a new level for assistance systems in the supermini segment. Technologies such as City Emergency Braking with new Pedestrian Monitoring function, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Blind Spot Detection significantly improve safety.

Volkswagen says that personalisation options for the new Polo will be impressive, and in time seven generously specified trim levels will be available. Among the highlights, model-by-model, are:


  • Eight-inch composition media infotainment with DAB
  • Air conditioning
  • Front Assist with pedestrian monitoring
  • Automatic headlamp activation with LED daytime running lights


  • 15in Sassari alloy wheels
  • Car-Net App Connect with an additional USB port
  • Alarm
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel

New Polo Beats


  • 16in Torsby alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights with cornering function
  • Front and rear carpet mats
  • beats decal over the bonnet and roof (beats only)
  • 65 per cent tinted windows from the B-pillar backwards (beats only)
  • Red Velvet dash pad (beats only)
  • 300 watt beats sound system (beats only)


  • 16in Las Minas alloy wheels
  • Front centre armrest
  • Discover Navigation (SEL only)
  • 2-Zone climate control (SEL only)
  • Rain sensor
  • Front and rear parking sensors

New Polo R-Line


  • 16in Sebring alloy wheels
  • 65% tinted windows from the B-pillar backwards
  • Rear LED tail lights
  • R-Line exterior styled front and rear bumpers and black gloss spoiler
  • Stainless steel pedals

New Polo GTI


  • 17in Parker alloy wheels
  • GTI styling including red brake calipers
  • Sports suspension lowered by approximately 15 mm
  • XDS electronic differential


  • 17in Parker alloy wheels
  • 65% tinted windows from the B-pillar backwards
  • Light and Sight pack
  • LED headlights
  • Active Info Display
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Keyless entry with start-stop button

Sitting on Volkswagen Group’s latest MQB A0 platform, there’s a variety of the latest TSI (petrol) and TDI (turbo diesel) engines available in the new Polo. All are Euro VI compliant and the petrol line-up will, later in 2018, include the use of the new 1.5 TSI EVO petrol (150 PS) with ACT Active Cylinder Technology to deliver two-cylinder deactivation for increased efficiency and reduced emissions.

The six three- and four-cylinder petrol engines range from the naturally aspirated 1.0 MPI with 65 PS to the turbocharged 2.0 TSI with 200 PS. All petrol engines with up to 150 PS belong to the efficient EA211 engine family, while the 2.0 TSI engine comes from the third generation EA888 series notably also seen – in larger output forms – in the new Golf GTI, Golf GTI Performance and the range-topping Golf R.

As a diesel the Polo will offer a choice of two 1.6 TDI engines whose outputs are 80 PS and 95 PS respectively. Both four-cylinder engines belong to the EA288 engine family and feature an SCR catalytic converter.

Regardless of fuel choice, all new Polo engines are equipped with a stop-start system and a regenerative braking mode, while any of the TSI and TDI powerplants with an output of 95 PS or more can be configured with a 6- or 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, depending on engine choice. Alternative gearbox options include five- or six-speed manuals.

New Polo R-Line

Commenting on the arrival of new Polo Alison Jones, director of Volkswagen in the UK, said: “Our roomy new supermini is packed with new technology. Put simply, the new Polo is bigger and better than ever before.

“It now offers more space inside for passengers and luggage, more advanced technology thanks to the new MQB AO architecture, more safety, more comfort, more convenience and more style than any previous version.

“Efficient engines, a fine balance of ride and handling characteristics, and great refinement complete the mix and, in my view, make Polo the clear choice in the ever-competitive supermini sector.“

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