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67 Volkswagen Polo1.2 TSI R Line 3dr

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From £15,495Save £1265 on list price
£1291.68 deposit
£179 per month

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBluetooth Telephone preparation
Driver alert systemMulti function display
Multifunction computerPAS - speed related
Service interval indicatorWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

6 speakersComposition media system with radio, glovebox mounted CD, colour touch screen, SD card, aux-in, USB, multimedia interface
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Black grille with chrome surroundBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body colour rear spoilerElectric front windows
Electric operated/heated door mirrorsFlared body colour side sills
Front fog lights with static cornering functionFront wash/wipe with interval delay
Heat insulated tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backHeat insulating tinted glass
Heated rear window with auto timerLED headlights with auto range adjustment, headlight wash, low washer fluid warning, LED daytime running lights
LED rear number plate lightsRear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Stainless steel door sill protection 

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
2 cupholders3 rear head restraints
3 spoke steering wheel4 grab handles
60/40 split folding rear seatAluminium pedals
Black roof liningCentre console storage
Chrome interior door handlesDriver and passenger sunvisors
Driver seat height adjustDust/pollen filter
Easy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)Front and rear carpet mats with red stitching
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront door pockets
Front passenger seat height adjustFront seat backrest storage nets
Front sport seatsFront/rear reading lights
GloveboxHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated vanity mirrorInterior light with delay
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seatsLuggage compartment cover, removable
Luggage compartment lightingMatt chrome gear lever gaiter surround
Storage compartment in front doorsSunglasses holder
Variable boot floor 

Packs

Cruise and Park Pack - Polo 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3x3 point rear seatbelts
Automatic Post collision brakingDriver/front passenger airbag
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
ESP with EDL + ASRHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Hill hold controlTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Trim

Air vents in Matt chromeMatt chrome interior trim

Wheels

16" Salvador alloy wheel with anti theft wheel boltsFull size spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)107Noise Level dB(A)70
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1197Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)60.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6EC Urban (mpg)47.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power90
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesR Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.8Engine Power - BHP90
Engine Power - KW66Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4800Engine Torque - LBS.FT118
Engine Torque - MKG16Engine Torque - NM160
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed114

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/45 R16
Tyre Size Rear215/45 R16Tyre Size SpareFULL SIZE
Wheel StyleSALVADORWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1453Length3972
Wheelbase2470Width1682
Width (including mirrors)1901 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1620
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)952Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)280
Max. Loading Weight513Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked550
Minimum Kerbweight1107No. 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

The Volkswagen Polo has been much improved in MK6 model form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look

Ten Second Review

With 14 million cars sold to date, the Volkswagen Polo model line is one of the most successful in supermini history. This MK6 version is larger than before, better equipped and more personalisable. Features like a digital instrument panel and a whole raft of camera-driven safety 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 latest sixth generation Polo, the Wolfsburg brand is looking to land it square in that profitable sweet spot.

Driving Experience

The oily bits under the bonnet have come in for some attention with this sixth-generation car. Petrol options are two three-cylinder 1.0-litre MPI units with 65 or 75PS, two 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engines with 95 or 115PS and a 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine with cylinder deactivation (ACT), with power at 150PS. At the top of the range, there's a 200PS 2.0-litre TSI turbo unit for the GTI variant. Should you prefer to go diesel, there are now two four cylinder 1.6-litre TDI engines, with either 80 or 95PS. DSG automatic transmission is optional across the range. Britain doesn't get the 1.0 TGI natural gas engine offered in Europe. More important is the news that this MK6 model is the first Volkswagen supermini to be based on the group's light, stiff, sophisticated MQB Modular Transverse Matrix chassis, the one fitted to the larger Golf hatch since 2013. That's resulted in a stiffer body that should reduce body roll, at the same time as allowing the chassis to be set up in such a way that the Polo's traditionally excellent standards of ride quality can be further improved.

Design and Build

So low key is the Polo's styling that the changes made to this MK6 model may be lost on some customers. Perhaps more obvious though, is this sixth generation design's larger size. It's now only slightly shorter than a MK4 Golf used to be and, thanks to a longer wheelbase than that car, significantly larger inside. To be specific, this MK6 Polo is 81mm longer than its predecessor, making it now over 4m long. It's now also slightly lower in stance and 69mm wider. Volkswagen thinks that the resulting stretched silhouette is 'more masculine', you decide. In profile, the new styling is defined by an arrow-shaped 'tornado' double line, while at the front, there's a smarter grille flanked by headlamps that can be optionally ordered with full-LED beams. Inside, the vertically-orientated dashboard of the previous model has been replaced with horizontal architecture and a higher placement for the new centre-dash infotainment screen; this monitor varies in size between 6.5 and 8-inches, depending on the variant you select. An upper cross-panel flows across the dash into the doors and can be colour-personalised to suit your taste. As an option, buyers can replace the usual dash dials with Volkswagen's 'Active Info Display' TFT virtual screen gauges.

Market and Model

Many potential Polo customers perceive this to be a more expensive supermini than it actually is. Expect prices to start at around £13,000 and rise up to just over £22,000 - about par for the small car sector in other words. Volkswagen hopes though, that equipment levels are anything but par for the segment. 'Big car' features now available in this model include full-LED headlights, active damping, a wireless charging mat for smartphones and one of the largest panoramic glass sunroofs in the class. Plus you can add in the brand's 'Active Info Display' to replace the conventional dashboard dials. Infotainment screens vary in size from 6.5 to 8-inches. Camera-driven safety standards tak a big step forward. Every model comes equipped with autonomous braking - a combination of the brand's 'Front Assist', City Emergency Braking' and 'Pedestrian Monitoring' systems. Buyers can also add in Blind Spot Monitoring, 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control' and a 'Rear Traffic Alert' feature that'll warn you of oncoming traffic when you're reversing out of a space. You may well have steered into that space using the optional 'Park Assist' system which now includes a 'manoeuvring function' that'll automatically brake the car if you're about to hit a solid object. No more bollard scrapes then.

Cost of Ownership

All of the Polo engines on offer are decently frugal. Expect the entry-level 1.0-litre 65PS three cylinder petrol engine to return well over 60mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 return getting down towards 100PS. The 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol unit is a great compromise between economy and effervescence thanks to its cylinder deactivation system. Here's a car that can manage 62mph from rest in under 8s and over 135mph, yet still return close to 60mpg on the combined cycle. 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

The Volkswagen Polo formula has worked well to date, but competition in the supermini sector has ramped up not by a notch or two but by a great hulking leap thanks to the arrival of cars in this class like all-new versions of the Ford Fiesta, the Citroen C3, the SEAT Ibiza and the Kia Rio. Beating models of that kind isn't as easy for Volkswagen as it used to be. 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 really represents a best in class showing. 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. That's key. That reassuring feeling that your second-largest capital purchase is money well spent ought to guarantee this car's place at the top table.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
90%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
70%
* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Monthly payment£179
Deposit£1291.68
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.93%
Cash price£15,495
Credit amount£12,403.32
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£6007.50
Total amount payable£17,701.18
Volkswagen deposit£1800
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
APRFixed 6% APR representative

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  • Low monthly payments
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  • Flexible mileage options available
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