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2023 (23) Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Life 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth mobile phone interfaceCruise control + speed limiter
Driver alert systemEmergency call service
Lane keeping system Lane AssistPower assisted speed sensitive steering
Preparation for We connect and We connect plusSpeedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gauge
Standard rear axleTrip computer
Warning signal and warning light for front and rear seatbelts not fastenedWasher fluid level indicator
Wireless app connect 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Front wheel driveRear shock absorpion
Start-stop system with battery regeneration (recuperation - energy recovery during braking) 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioDiversity antenna for FM reception
Front and rear 6 speakers 

Exterior Features

Automatic dimming interior rear view mirrorBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Electric front windowsHeat insulating darkened glass in side and rear windows
Heat insulating glass windscreenPower folding adjustable/heated exterior mirrors and front passenger exterior mirror lowering function
Rain sensorRear electric windows
Rear fog lightRear side wing doors
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delayThird brake light

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console2 front and 2 rear reading lights
2 USB-C ports in the front, 2 USB-C charging sockets on the center console in the rear3 rear head restraints
60/40 split folding rear seat and rear seat bench not splitChrome plated radiator grille inserts, air vent surrounds and light switch surrounds
Door and side trim panelDriver and front passenger seat height adjustment
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsFront centre armrest
Front seat backrest storage pocketsFront standard seats
Handbrake lever handle in leatherHartley/Thomas cloth upholstery
Headliner in recycled materialIsofix child seat preparation easy-fit (for two outer rear seats, and front passenger seat) compatible with I-size
Leather trimmed gear knobLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment floorLuggage compartment lighting
Multifunction steering wheelSingle front passenger seat
Standard pedal cluster 

Packs

Light and vision pack - Polo 

Passive Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABSDriver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraintsESC (Electronic stability control) + EDL (Electronic Differntial lock) and ASR (Traction control)
Extended and predictive pedestrian/ cyclist protectionFront assist including city emergency braking
Front curtain and side airbags with center airbagFront disc brakes
Hill hold controlManual child lock in rear doors
Rear drum brakesSingle tone horn
Tyre pressure loss indicator 

Security

Alarm with interior protectionAnti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn, and towing protection
Anti-theft wheel boltsElectronic engine immobiliser

Trim

Lava stone black gloss/matt decorative inserts in dash and front door panels 

Wheels

Low rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb124
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH132WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL124

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio12.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)76.4
Engine CodeDSGDEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH5.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH5.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL5.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH48.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL51.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH45.6WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL48.7
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH54.3WLTP - MPG - High - TEL58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH41.5WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL44.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH51.4WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL55.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power80
Coin SeriesLifeGeneration Mark6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 073EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %70NCAP Safety Assist %70
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage9300
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)15.5Engine Power - BHP80
Engine Power - KW59Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6300Engine Torque - LBS.FT69
Engine Torque - MKG9.5Engine Torque - NM93
Engine Torque - RPM3700Top Speed106

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear185/65 R15Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleESSEXWheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1451Length4074
Wheelbase2552Width1751

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1590
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1380Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)351
Max. Loading Weight523Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked570
Minimum Kerbweight1067No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Polo

The sixth generation Volkswagen Polo has been much improved in this updated form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

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 three 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 up 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 quarter light 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 £21,000. In practice though, it's pretty difficult to imagine many Polo owners paying much less than £23,000 and some will be shelling out a figure somewhere in the £24,000 to £26,000 bracket. The range kicks off with 'Life'-spec models, then you get mid-range 'Match' and 'Style' variants, with plush 'R-Line' derivatives at the top of the mainstream range. You'll need a budget of around £30,000 if you want the top 2.0 TSI 207PS 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.

Summary

So, where does all that leave us? Well, in one of those situations where much has changed - but nothing is really very different. This improved version of the sixth generation Polo is a step on from its predecessor but if you want one, the reasons why will probably be much as they've always been with this car: it feels a quality cut above its rivals. Opting for one of these suggests that you choose to drive a small car, rather than necessarily needing to. It's a small but significant difference. At the end of the day, there's much to be said for an extra touch of quality and class. Seek those as your priorities and you'll find this little supermini more than happy to oblige.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
90%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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48 monthly payments of£300
Deposit£300
Volkswagen deposit£400
Total amount payable£23,102.84
Fixed interest rate10.87%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£17,698
Credit amount£16,998
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.8p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£8001.84
Term (months)49

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  • Volkswagen Polo - 1.0 Life 5dr
  • GM23CWZ
  • GBP
  • 17698
  • 12114 miles, Edinburgh Seafield MG