Volkswagen Details The All-New Polo, Starting At $18k

by under News on 01 Feb 2018 06:27:31 PM01 Feb 2018
Volkswagen Details The All-New Polo, Starting At $18k

Volkswagen Australia have announced details of the 6th-generation Polo as the all-new model prepares to head into local showrooms next month. Growing both larger and a good deal more luxurious, it’s perhaps a little unfair to think of this as VW’s smallest car sold here.

The range kicks off, as it does typically, with the Trendline at $17,990. The entry-level hatch comes with a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that will drive all launch variants of the MK6 Polo here. It produces 70kW and 175Nm, with its downsized and force-inducted nature designed to provide both adequate thrust and outstanding fuel economy.

Volkswagen Details The All-New Polo, Starting At $18k

In this tune, it boasts an impressive (and claimed) combined cycle figure of 4.8-litres/100km, though this rises slightly when paired with the 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. In Trendline guise, the Polo also receives 15-inch steel wheels and cloth upholstery. But it also comes with a generous 8.0-inch infotainment system with compatibility for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The mid-pack Polo Comfortline takes power up by an appreciable 15kW and torque to a new peak of 200Nm, though displacement and cylinder count remains constant. For a $1,500 premium over the base Trendline at $19,490, it buys 15-inch alloys, higher quality ‘comfort cloth’, automatic headlights and automatic wipers.  

Volkswagen Details The All-New Polo, Starting At $18k

VW is making more advanced safety kit available throughout the new Polo line-up with even the base Trendline coming as standard with city-speed automated emergency braking with pedestrian protection, driver fatigue monitoring, and tyre pressure monitoring.

There’s also the headlining entrant, this time called the Polo Launch Edition for $20,490. The engine is an identical 85kW unit shared with the Comfortline, but the $20,490 price does include slightly larger 16-inch alloys, tinted LED tail lights, rear privacy glass, front fog-lights, and wireless phone charging.

Also, for all trim levels besides the Trendline, there will also be a Driver Assistance Package being offered for an additional $1,500. For that sum, your Polo will be outfitted with blind spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, power folding door mirrors, and adaptive cruise control.

Volkswagen Details The All-New Polo, Starting At $18k

No indication of how long Volkswagen Australia plans to keep selling the Launch Edition past the actual launch, but existing patterns point to a proper Highline variant being passed the baton after an appropriate period - maybe even an R-Line while they’re at it. Also known is that the Polo GTI, with its 147kW/320Nm 2.0-litre EA888 engine will be joining the troupe toward the middle of 2018.

  • Polo Trendline - 70TSI - Manual - $17,990
  • Polo Trendline - 70TSI - Automatic - $20,490
  • Polo Comfortline - 85TSI - Manual - $19,490
  • Polo Comfortline - 85TSI - Automatic - $21,990
  • Polo Launch Edition - 85TSI - Manual - $20,490
  • Polo Launch Edition - 85TSI - Automatic - $22,990

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