The Volkswagen Polo has always been that rather clever sort of car that despite it’s supermini size, would appear to have acres of space inside, whilst the quality feel of the fixtures and fittings are far superior to those which you may find in other cars of a similar size. Indeed, a recent trip in a colleagues all new Polo showed that comparisons can easily be made with both the Scirocco and Tiguan that MotorMartin has had the good fortune to test recently. News then that Volkswagen has extended its tempting Polo offer with two new incentives as well as a generous deposit contribution with insurance included, was greeted with great excitement here at the Towers as Polo customers can now take advantage of a free service plan and receive a discount on the Style Pack. Excellent news.
Volkswagen have confirmed to MotorMartin that the deposit contribution of £1,400 is available for customers who opt for a Volkswagen Financial Services’ Solutions Personal Contract Plan at 6.2 per cent APR representative. This is a significant saving for potential Polo customers and the terrific value for money that this represents is enhanced by the offer of a year’s insurance included.
Running from 27 January to Valentine’s Day on 14 February, Volkswagen have shared with MotorMartin that the Polo Event offers customers a valuable saving on Volkswagen’s popular supermini. With this strong package Volkswagen has ensured it’s even easier to fall in love with a Polo: whether it’s the practical S, the sporty GTI, or anything in between.
And throughout the Polo Event all customers will now benefit from a free service plan, too. This includes both of their Polo’s first two services.
The Polo’s clean, sculpted lines draw admirers and during the Polo Event customers can further enhance the look of their new car with the Style Pack. This includes stainless steel door sill trims to keep scratches away. Tyre valves are protected with stainless steel caps and a chrome strip on the boot lip combines protection with style. In addition, a chrome exhaust trim adds an extra element of sportiness to the rear.
Together, this additional flair makes up the Style Pack that usually retails at £318 RRP but is reduced to just £236 RRP for the duration of the Polo Event.
Volkswagen have confirmed that every model in their extensive Polo range is packed with big-car technology. This includes Electronic Stability Control which, together with Traction Control, enhances safety. Driver comfort is ensured with speed sensitive power assisted steering, which is combined with a ‘hill hold’ function that prevents the car from rolling back when paused on an incline.
A five-inch colour touchscreen is the centrepiece of the Composition Colour infotainment system. This includes a CD player, DAB radio and an SD card reader. A smartphone can be connected via Bluetooth and the Polo boasts six speakers as standard. All of this is included on the Polo S, which costs from £11,830 RRP OTR before the offer is applied.
New for 2017 is the Polo Match Edition, which starts from £13,315 RRP OTR and includes cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers and even more equipment besides. In addition the Polo Match Edition’s Composition Media system has a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen that allows the simultaneous pairing of two mobile devices and includes a car information option plus album title and cover art display.
A notable highlight of the Match Edition is the App-Connect element of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connectivity system. This allows the mirroring of the customer’s smartphone display on the infotainment screen via Apple’s CarPlay, Google’s Android Auto or MirrorLink, depending on the make of the customer’s smartphone.
App-Connect brings the smartphone’s functionality to the infotainment system’s touchscreen and allows access to maps, contacts, news, music and more. All of this comes at the touch of a button, and can also be operated via voice control. Other apps, such as Spotify and Skype, are supported too.
The Polo range includes the Polo beats, which starts at £14,215 RRP OTR, with its 300-watt sound system with a eight channel amplifier. The SEL features sharp LED headlights and stylish 16-inch ‘Rivazza’ alloy wheels, while the Polo R-Line adds a comprehensive ‘R-Line’ styling pack for head-turning looks both inside and out.
A further highlight of the range is the Polo BlueMotion. This model is powered by a 1.0-litre TSI engine that produces CO2 emissions of just 98 g/km* and returns 67.3 mpg on the combined cycle. The BlueGT is a high-specification Polo with precise handling and clever engine technology to keep fuel consumption low. With Active Cylinder Technology, two of the engine’s cylinders shut down to save fuel. Its 150 PS 1.4-litre TSI powerplant keeps CO2 emissions at 110 g/km* while returning 58.9 mpg.
The Polo range is crowned by the 192 PS Polo GTI. With a 1.8-litre TSI engine that reaches 62 mph in just 6.7 seconds the GTI provides vast entertainment in a potent package. A body-coloured rear spoiler emphasises the GTI’s inherent sportiness, as do the LED headlights and honeycomb air intake. The look is completed with red brake callipers. The GTI starts from £19,430 RRP OTR.
For more details on all the cars in the Volkswagen Polo range, together with brochures and pricing and to use Volkswagen’s online configurator, please visit www.volkswagen.co.uk.
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