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Volkswagen Polo 1.0 EVO 80 Beats 5dr Petrol Hatchback

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£299 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Electric front windows, ABS, Galvanished body, Volkswagen connect, Driver alert system, Start/stop system, Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened, Black door mirrors with integrated indicators...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Polo supermini model line is one of the most successful in supermini history. This improved version of the MK6 design is more advanced than before and comes with a smarter, more up-market look. Features like a digital instrument panel and a whole raft of camera-driven safety and autonomous driving 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 improved sixth generation Polo, the Wolfsburg brand is looking to land it square in that profitable sweet spot.

Driving Experience

Volkswagen always intended that this sixth generation Polo should ride like a much larger car and sure enough it does, easily shrugging off pock-marked urban surfaces, helped by its sophisticated light, stiff MQB A0 chassis, shared with cousins SEAT's Ibiza, Audi's A1 and Skoda's Fabia. Through the corners, this Polo isn't quite as agile as that SEAT or a rival Ford Fiesta - the rather light steering doesn't deliver a huge amount in terms of meaningful feedback - but body movements are well controlled and wider tracks deliver plenty of front end grip. A class-leading feature available across the Polo range is Volkswagen's clever assist system 'IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist', which brings together predictive ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) and Lane Assist to create a new assist system that enables partly automated driving. As for engines, well almost all buyers in our market are going to order a Polo with petrol power - specifically the 999cc thee cylinder unit that now features in so many compact Volkswagen Group models. At the foot of the range, it appears in normally aspirated MPI form with 80PS. A better option though, if you can stretch to it, is the turbocharged TSI version of this unit, available with either 95PS and a choice of 5-speed manual or 7-speed DSG auto transmission; or 110PS and a DSG auto 7-speed gearbox. DSG auto transmission is conditional for those who choose the 207PS 2.0-litre engine fitted to the flagship GTI hot hatch model.

Design and Build

The visual updates made to this sixth generation Polo are a little more noticeable than the changes made to its SEAT Ibiza cousin. If you know your Polos, you'll notice the smoother front end styling, which can now include the brand's piercing 'IQ.Light' intelligent LED matrix headlights, which allow individual settings for different driving conditions and environments. At the rear, there are revised, more Golf-like, tail lamp clusters. The result is a more mature, grown-up level of pavement presence. Inside, a key change is the incorporation of Volkswagen's 'Digital Cockpit', an 8.0-inch digital instrument screen to replace the standard binnacle dials - as standard equipment. This display grows to 10.25-inches in size further ip the range from 'Style-spec. Otherwise though, the cabin is much as before, with its horizontally-orientated dashboard and a high placement for the 8.0-inch centre-dash 'Ready 2 Discover' infotainment screen. An upper cross-panel flows across the dash into the doors and can be colour-personalised to suit your taste. In the back, you may, as before, find that this design's relatively high waistline and shallow rear window make it feel a touch enclosed, but rear quartlight windows help and there's class-competitive elbow and legroom. Out back, there's a 355-litre boot, significantly bigger than the trunk offered in a Ford Fiesta. Fold the rear seats and up to 1,125-litres of space can be freed up.

Market and Model

List pricing for this car actually starts from around £18,000. In practice though, it's pretty difficult to imagine many Polo owners paying much less than £20,000 and some will be shelling out a figure somewhere in the £21,000 to £23,000 bracket. The range kicks off with 'Life'-spec models, then you get a mid-range 'Style' variant, with plush 'R-Line' derivatives at the top of the mainstream range. You'll need a budget of around £25,000 if you want the top 2.0 TSI 205PS Polo GTI. This enhanced model introduces big-car technology to this compact Volkswagen. For example, the entry-level Polo 'Life' variants feature the brand's 'Travel Assist' system as standard for 95PS 'Life' models and above - making the Polo one of the first models in its segment to offer partly automated driving. LED headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control and an 8.0-inch Digital Cockpit are also among the enhanced Polo's factory-fit equipment, with handy features such as two front and two rear USB sockets, power-folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors, and automatic rain-sensing wipers also included as standard. The Polo's 8.0-inch 'Ready 2 Discover' infotainment system is built on the third-generation Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB3) and therefore brings App-Connect, which uses either a USB connection or Bluetooth link to activate smartphone mirroring via the central touchscreen. The blend of value, technology and appeal of the 'Life' trim means that it is expected to take around 75% of Polo sales in the UK.

Cost of Ownership

All of the Polo engines on offer are decently frugal. Let's get to the WLTP-rated fuel and CO2 stats. With the base unit, the 80PS version of the 1.0-litre MPI engine, you're supposed to be able to achieve up to 51.5mpg on the combined cycle and up to 124g/km of CO2. In contrast, in a 95PS 1.0 TSI turbo variant, those figures improve to 54.3mpg and 118g/km with a manual gearbox: it's 50.4mpg and 128g/km if you opt for that 1.0-litre TSI engine with a DSG auto gearbox and 110PS. What else? Well, the three year/60,000 mileage warranty isn't anything to write home about in a marketplace where other rivals offer more. But there is a choice of either 'Fixed' or 'Flexible' servicing regimes, depending on the mileage you expect to cover, the 'Fixed' package appropriate for cars covering under 10,000 miles a year. Residual values will continue to be strong: with the previous generation version, you could expect to get between 44 and 51% of your original purchase price back after three years or 36,000 miles. We don't expect that kind of showing to change much this time round.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Composition Media Pack - Polo
  • Solid - Flash red
  • Solid paint
  • Front assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitor, city emergency braking and predictive pedestrian protection
  • Manual dimmable interior rear-view mirror
  • Halogen clear headlights with range adjustable including automatic headlights on
  • Tracks 2 cloth - Titan black/Red
  • Manual air conditioning
  • 16" Torsby black diamond turned alloy wheels
  • Tyre mobility kit

Body Glass

  • Electric front windows
  • Heated rear window with auto timer
  • Rear electric windows
  • Heat insulating tinted glass
  • Front windscreen washers and wipers with 4 speed intermittent delay
  • Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay, reverse activated
  • Heat insulating rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tinted

Brakes

  • ABS
  • HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • ESP with EDL + ASR
  • Hill hold control
  • Automatic Post collision braking
  • Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes

Chassis/Suspension

  • Galvanished body

Communication

  • Volkswagen connect
  • Wireless app connect

Driver Aids

  • Driver alert system
  • Power assisted speed sensitive steering

Driver Convenience

  • Start/stop system

Driver Information

  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
  • Digital clock
  • Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gauge
  • Multifunction computer plus
  • Lights on warning
  • Emergency call service

Driving Mirrors

  • Black door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with reverse activated kerb view adjustment on passenger's side

Embellishment Trims

  • Air vents in High gloss black
  • Velvet red trim in dash and centre console
  • Limestone grey decorative inserts

Engine

  • Battery regeneration during braking

Entertainment

  • Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
  • Beats audio system with 6 speakers, digital 8 channel amplifier, subwoofer, 300w total power output
  • Diversity antenna for FM reception

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body coloured side sills
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Unique beats logo on B pillar
  • Black radiator grille with chrome louvres
  • Unique beats door sill protectors

Exterior Lights

  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear number plate lights
  • High level 3rd brake light

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Dust/pollen filter

Interior Features

  • Glovebox
  • Front door pockets
  • Centre console storage
  • 4 grab handles
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Luggage compartment cover, removable
  • 2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Storage compartment under front seats
  • Storage compartment in rear doors
  • Storage compartment in front doors
  • Handbrake grip button in chrome effect
  • Leather multifunction steering wheel
  • Leather gear knob and handbrake grip
  • Leatherette door panels
  • Gear lever gaiter in black trim surround
  • 2 front cupholders and 12 V socket with cover
  • Centre console storage with open storage compartment
  • Tracks 2 cloth seat centre section leatherette with side bolsters

Interior Lights

  • Interior light with delay
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • 2 front and 2 rear reading lights
  • Instrument lighting, adjustable panel illumination

Safety

  • Driver/front passenger airbag
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Single tone horn
  • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints
  • Front and rear passenger curtain airbags

Seats

  • Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • Front seat backrest storage pockets
  • Folding rear seat backrest
  • Front sport seats with height adjustment and beats logo on rear backrest
  • Front head restraints

Security

  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
  • Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 15.4
  • Engine Power - BHP 80
  • Engine Power - KW 59
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 69
  • Engine Torque - NM 93
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3750
  • Top Speed 106

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