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69 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 EVO 80 Beats 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Car-Net App-ConnectDigital clock
Driver alert systemMultifunction computer plus
Power assisted speed sensitive steeringSpeedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gauge
Start/stop systemVolkswagen connect
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

Beats audio systemPremium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility

Exterior Features

Black door mirrors with integrated indicatorsBlack grille with chrome surround
Black radiator grille with chrome louvresBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour rear spoiler
Body coloured side sillsChrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Electric front windowsFront fog lights including static cornering
Front windscreen washers and wipers with 4 speed intermittent delayHeat insulating tinted glass
Heated rear window with auto timerHigh level 3rd brake light
LED daytime running lightsLED rear number plate lights
Rear electric windowsRear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tinted
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay, reverse activatedUnique beats door sill protectors
Unique beats logo on B pillar 

Interior Features

2 bag hooks in luggage compartment2 front and 2 rear reading lights
2 front cupholders and 12 V socket with cover3 rear head restraints
4 grab handles60/40 split folding rear seat
Centre console storage with open storage compartmentChrome interior door handles
Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filter
Folding rear seat backrestFront + rear carpet mats
Front seat backrest storage pocketsFront sport seats with height adjustment and beats logo on rear backrest
Gear lever gaiter in black trim surroundGlovebox
Handbrake grip button in chrome effectHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Instrument lighting, adjustable panel illuminationInterior light with delay
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seatsJack and tool kit
Leather gear knob and handbrake gripLeather multifunction steering wheel
Leatherette door panelsLuggage compartment cover, removable
Luggage compartment lightingStorage compartment in front doors
Storage compartment in rear doorsStorage compartment under front seats
Sunglasses holderTracks 2 cloth seat centre section leatherette with side bolsters

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABSAutomatic post collision braking
Driver/front passenger airbagDrivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear passenger curtain airbags
Front disc brakes and rear drum brakesFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seat side impact airbagsHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Hill hold controlSingle tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

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

Technical

Battery regeneration during brakingGalvanished body

Trim

Air vents in High gloss blackLimestone grey decorative inserts
Velvet red trim in dash and centre console 

Wheels

Tyre mobility kit and compressor
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)107Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders3Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max48.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min50.4 

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power80
Coin DescriptionEVO 80Coin SeriesBeats
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 071EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %76NCAP Safety Assist %59
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)15.4Engine Power - BHP80
Engine Power - KW59Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT69Engine Torque - MKG9.5
Engine Torque - NM93Engine Torque - RPM3750
Top Speed106 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTORSBYWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1461Length4053
Wheelbase2548Width (including mirrors)1964

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1610
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1125Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)351
Max. Loading Weight560Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked560
Minimum Kerbweight1050No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
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 Beats

Volkswagen hopes to attract younger buyers to its Polo supermini with this 'Beats' variant. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's Polo gets a touch trendier in appealing 'Beats' mid-range form. The brand has teamed up with Californian audio specialists Beats Electronics to create a smarter-looking supermini with high performance sound.

Background

The Volkswagen Polo. You know why you'd buy one: quality, class, high residuals: things like that. Qualities that are worthy but a little dull. So what about this, the Polo Beats variant. It's still a Polo, but one with a little more about it. As the name suggests, it gets a much better stereo, a 300-watt eight-channel system that's very different to the set-up usually provided in this car. And it looks a little smarter inside and out as well, while also getting some of Volkswagen's latest media connectivity options. There's a wide choice of engines too. Plenty to like then.

Driving Experience

The Polo Beats features a range of EU6-compliant engines. Petrol options are two three-cylinder 1.0-litre MPI units with 65 or 75PS, plus a 1.0-litre four-cylinder TSI powerplant with 95PS that can also be ordered with DSG auto transmission. Should you prefer to go diesel, there is a three-cylinder 1.6-litre TDI engine with 80PS. And on the road? Well, it still isn't as fun to drive as a Fiesta, a Peugeot 208 or a Renault Clio. For most Polo people, that won't matter one jot, many potential owners being quite happy to trade the differences that do exist for this Volkswagen model's superior long distance refinement and more impressive ride. The ride in town is as good as it i eering system is nice to twirl around on city streets too, lacking the remote PlayStation feel of s on the open road, easily shrugging off pock-marked urban surfaces. The st some rival electric set-ups and combining with the large glass area to make parking a doddle. Oh and the seats are some of the most supportive we've tried in a small car at this price point, an important point for supermini buyers. After all, it isn't only long distance journeys that can take up to 2-3 hours.

Design and Build

The sharper looks of the Polo Beats back up its class-leading sound system, with standard equipment including 16-inch 'Torsby' alloy wheels. Typically conservative Polo folk may not like the body stripes and brighter seat fabric that come with this trim level quite so much, but the 'velvet red' interior trim highlights look nice and you get sports seats, rear tinted glass, front fog lights, larger 16-inch 'Torsby' alloy wheels and unique 'beats' badging as part of the deal. As soon as you get in, just as in a Golf, you'll sense all the hallmarks of a really well made car, with the same glass-fronted 8.0-inch 'Composition Media' infotainment touchscreen you'd find on Volkswagen's larger family hatch dominating the dash. Gone is the somewhat old fashioned vertically-stacked dash of the previous Polo and in its place, a more horizontally-orientated design is based around the central fascia panel that positions all of the key controls on a higher plane that's more in your direct line of sight. There's more rear seat room than there was in the previous generation model, thanks to this sixth generation design's 92mm increase in wheelbase. And more cargo space too. There's a 355-litre boot, which increases to 1,125-litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Market and Model

The Beats special edition slots into the Polo range just above 'SE' versions and prices start at just under £16,000 for the 1.0 65PS variant. So you're looking at a premium of around £2,000 over an 'SE' model. In keeping with its name, this derivative delivers a 'beats audio' system, a 300-watt set-up with an 8-channel amplifier and a subwoofer that sits under the boot floor in the space that in all other versions of this car would be occupied by the standard spare wheel. As with other Polo models, this one features the brand's smart 'Composition Media' infotainment system with its smart glass-fronted 8-inch touchscreen. And you can get a lot from it thanks to the standard inclusion of Volkswagen's 'Car-Net' 'App-Connect' system that allows use of the 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto'/'MirrorLink' systems that enable you to 'mirror' the display of your smartphone onto the centre-dash screen. Other kit includes 16-inch alloy wheels, an alarm, body-coloured door handles and mirrors, a sophisticated trip computer, rear electric windows and a variable-height boot floor.

Cost of Ownership

Volkswagen has long been trying to drive down running costs using the clever BlueMotion Technology you'll find on all Polo models. This includes much of the stuff we're now getting familiar with on more efficient superminis, things like battery regeneration to help utilise energy that would otherwise be lost under braking. And a Stop/Start system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. The 1.0-litre petrol engine most will choose can squeeze 60.1 miles out of a gallon of 95 RON. Emissions are rated at 108g/km. The 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit is a great compromise between economy and effervescence, with a tiny turbocharger boosting power to 95PS. Even here, you'll get 62.8 miles per gallon, with 107g/km carbon emissions. If I had to identify the most attractive buy in the Polo range, it would probably be this powerplant, mated to the DSG gearbox if you're not too cash-strapped. The 1.6-litre TDI diesel variant is supposed to be able to deliver up to 76.3mpg on the combined cycle and record up to 97g/km of CO2.

Summary

This Polo Beats variant will be welcomed by Volkswagen dealers, offering Wolfsburg's solid supermini a little more zip in the showrooms. The Polo previously appealed on classy minimalism but most people these days want slick electronics and a greater feeling of design input inside their small cars. Volkswagen has responded and done so with typical thoroughness. Little about the Polo's dynamics or efficiency are really best in class stuff. But what makes this car so good is that it's there or thereabouts in most categories but doesn't get beaten by anyone when it comes to perceived quality. Add to that the Beats edition embellishments and you have a very appealing little package.

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

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£209
Deposit£209
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate4.8%
Cash price£15,495
Credit amount£14,536
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£6545.70
Total amount payable£17,546.70
Volkswagen deposit£750
Contract mileage3200
Excess mileage charge4.8p per mile
Representative APR4.8%
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