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Brand New Volkswagen Polo 1.0 EVO 80 Beats 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

App-ConnectDigital clock
Driver alert systemLights on warning
Multifunction computer plusPower assisted speed sensitive steering
Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gaugeStart/stop system
Volkswagen connectWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Battery regeneration during brakingGalvanished body

Entertainment

Beats audio system 

Exterior Features

Black door mirrors with integrated indicatorsBlack grille with chrome surround
Black radiator grille with chrome louvresBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured side sills
Electric front windowsFront fog lights including static cornering
Front windscreen washers and wipers with 4 speed intermittent delayHeated rear window with auto timer
High level 3rd brake lightLED daytime running lights
LED rear number plate lightsRear electric windows
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tintedRear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay, reverse activated
Unique beats door sill protectorsUnique 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
60/40 split folding rear seatCentre console storage with open storage compartment
Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filter
Folding rear seat backrestFront + rear carpet mats
Front head restraintsFront seat backrest storage pockets
Front sport seats with height adjustment and beats logo on rear backrestGear lever gaiter in black trim surround
GloveboxHandbrake grip button in chrome effect
Height/reach adjustable steering columnInstrument lighting, adjustable panel illumination
Interior light with delayIsofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
Jack and tool kitLeather gear knob and handbrake grip
Leather multifunction steering wheelLeatherette door panels
Luggage compartment cover, removableLuggage compartment lighting
Storage compartment in front doorsStorage compartment in rear doors
Storage compartment under front seatsTracks 2 cloth seat centre section leatherette with side bolsters

Passive 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 

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)106Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb125 

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 - Min5.5WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max48.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min51.4 

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power80
Coin DescriptionEVO 80Coin SeriesBeats
Generation Mark6Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 071E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %76
NCAP Safety Assist %59Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle 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 [AW/BZ]

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

This sixth generation Volkswagen Polo supermini is cleverer, smarter, classier and certainly more charismatic and confident this time round, featuring some fresh new engines and a bit of extra hi-tech in the Golf-style cabin to please loyal buyers. Ultimately though, it's still the carefully conservative choice it's always been. Low key, but likeable.

History

Supermini fashions come and go but one model seems to remain impervious to fickle fancy. A Volkswagen Polo is somehow above all of that. And if you buy one, you'll probably think yourself to be so too. Over 14 million Polos have been sold since the car first went on sale back in 1975, having previously begun life badged as an Audi A50. This sixth generation Polo design, launched late in 2017, is as you might expect a very big deal for the brand - in more ways than one. For one thing, it's by far the largest Polo to date - far bigger for example, than earlier Golfs. For another, its sales significance remains huge for the Wolfsburg maker, given that almost 10% of all the cars the company has ever made have been Polos. So no, not every important new model launched these days is an SUV. This one only sires an SUV, it's underpinnings forming the basis for Volkswagen's T-Cross, the brand's smallest offering in the lifestyle crossover segment. Most folks though, will still want just a straightforward Polo, which is why the Wolfsburg maker continues to expect that this model will account for around 25% of its total sales in our market. That's despite intensified supermini segment competition, primarily from the 7th generation Ford Fiesta but also from contenders like SEAT's fifth generation Ibiza, car which shares this one's sophisticated new Volkswagen Group MQB A0 architecture. That platform facilitates the increase in exterior dimensions we mentioned and provides for what's claimed to be a more sophisticated 'big car'-style driving experience: we'll see. And there's also plenty else to keep this Polo popular, with some fresh engines, a sharper look and much higher standards of electronic safety provision. Inside, the completely new cabin can now be colour-personalised and delivers media connectivity for the modern age, including the option of a hi-tech digital instrument cluster. Plus for the first time, the GTI model at the top of the range is now a really credible rival for the segment's finest hot hatches. Elsewhere in the range, this car can still be the conservatively clever choice it always has been. If that appeals, then stay with us as we put this car to the test.

What You Get

Volkswagen doesn't mess about too much with the fundamental aesthetics of its core models. Just as a Golf should always be recognisable as a Golf, so it is with the Polo. Yet within these constraints, it was also necessary to move the design of this car forward. Volkswagen says the styling of this 'AW/BZ'-series sixth generation version is more 'masculine' and - whisper it - even a little 'charismatic'. It's certainly bigger - about the same size as the fourth generation Golf that was sold by the brand until 2003. With the MK6 model, this five-door body style was the only one on offer, the three-door version having been consigned to history after a production run of 42 years. 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. In place of the somewhat old fashioned vertically-stacked dash of the previous Polo, a more horizontally-orientated design was based around a central fascia panel that positions all of the key controls on a higher plane that's more in your direct line of sight. That panel is fundamental to a revolutionary move in Volkswagen interior design - the availability of dash and associated centre stack trimming that isn't predominantly black. 'Reef Blue', 'Energetic Orange', 'Silver Silk' and 'Deep Iron' colour options were all made available to original customers. And in the back? There ought to have been big improvements here too, given this sixth generation model's 92mm increase in total wheelbase. Which is pretty much how it turned out, though if you're familiar with the previous version of this car, you may find that this MK6 model's higher waistline and shallower rear window make it feel a little more enclosed than before. Particularly impressive is the improvement in shoulder room, though, as with rival superminis, that's not enough to make this bench in any way really suitable for the transport of three adults. And out back? Well, it's mostly all good news. Avoid entry-level trim and you'll get an adjustable-height floor that can be re-positioned at a lower level if you've taller loads to carry. In terms of overall boot size, we're talking 355-litres, which is a massive 75-litres more than the MK5 model and 63-litres larger than the trunk you get in a rival Ford Fiesta.

What to Look For

As with any supermini, check for interior child damage. Check the alloy wheels for scratches. And look for signs of accident damage such as uneven panel gaps. Also look for any parking damage, such as scuffs to bumpers and kerbed wheels, because only the higher-spec versions were fitted with front and rear parking sensors. With the entry-level S model, remember that you won't be able to connect your smartphone to the infotainment system because it lacks the App Connect option, so try and stretch to a better specced variant if that's an issue. There were various manufacturer recalls you should know about. Certain Polos made between May 2017 and October 2018 were subject to a recall that relates to a design flaw with the rear seatbelts. On cars made in October 2017, the travel in the handbrake might increase due to the adjuster working loose. With Polos made between October 2019 and February 2020, there's a risk that oil may get into the brake servo, so the whole system will need to be checked over by a VW technician in case there's oil in the system. Make sure that all these recalls have been attended to if the model you're looking at has been affected.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2018 Polo 1.0 MPI 64PS - Ex Vat) An oil filter is in the £6-£13 bracket. An air filter is in the £7 bracket and a pollen filter costs typically between £6 and £11. A water pump is around £120-£150. Front brake pads sit in the £17-£47 bracket; rears will sit in the £12-£22 bracket. Front brake discs sit in the £44 bracket; rear discs are about £23-£33. A rear lamp is around £46. A headlamp is around £172. A wiper is around £6-£12.

On the Road

We were told that this sixth generation Polo would ride like a much larger car and sure enough it does, easily shrugging off pock-marked urban surfaces. The sophistication that delivers this showing doesn't lie in intricate suspension design but in the light, stiff MQB A0 chassis that this MK6 model shares with other Volkswagen Group superminis like SEAT fifth generation Ibiza. Through the corners, this Polo isn't quite as agile as its Spanish cousin 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. As for engines, well almost all buyers in our market order this Polo with petrol power - specifically the 999cc three cylinder unit that in this period featured in so many compact Volkswagen Group models. At the foot of the range, it appears in the normally aspirated MPI form, with either 65PS or 75PS. A better option though, if you can stretch to it, is the turbocharged TSI version of this unit, available with either 95PS and a 5-speed gearbox or 115PS and a 6-speed gearbox. DSG auto transmission was also offered to TSI customers - and to those who chose the other perkier petrol options, a 150PS 1.5 TSI EVO powerplant and the 200PS 2.0-litre engine fitted to the flagship GTI hot hatch model. Two minority-interest 1.6-litre TDI diesel variants, developing either 80PS or 95PS, were also available. Even the 1.0-litre petrol unit can deliver diesel levels of economy though, the 65PS MPI version capable of 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and 108g/km (both NEDC figures).

Overall

So, where does all that leave us? Well, in one of those situations where everything changed - but nothing was really very different. This sixth generation Polo proved to be a big step on from its predecessor in just about every area you could name. 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. The quality element in question though, moved forward quite significantly with this 'AW/BZ' MK6 model, which might make quite a difference if you're one of those buyers who's been waiting for an excuse to buy a smaller car, but has yet to come across one with the kind of sophistication and technology found in something larger. If so, this sixth generation Polo might well be the model that finally persuades you to downsize. It feels more refined, more premium and more mature than any supermini we've previously driven. The result might be little more than a shrunken Golf, but then that's exactly what most buyers want. Indeed, you could choose one over that larger family hatch and really not lose out very much in terms of practicality, drive dynamics or even the style statement you'll make on the high street. Ah yes, the 'style statement' some versions of this sixth generation model try to make. There's probably a place for it, but plenty of rivals do the trendy lifestyle vibe a lot less self-consciously. Ultimately, the typical Polo person doesn't really buy this Volkswagen in order to make a fashion statement. Which is why he or she will almost certainly end up with the kind of conservatively-finished variant we've been trying here. That conservative mindset extends into the issue of drive dynamics too, so it probably won't matter that a handful of rivals feel more engaging than this one through the corners. Of greater importance to likely buyers is that few of these competitors will be more comfortable in day to day use. 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%

* 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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