The fifth generation version of Volkswagen’s popular Polo supermini is now available to order. Here’s our run-down of the new range and how much each model will cost.
Initially there are four trim levels and a choice of five engines, with pricing starting at £10,035 for the entry-level 1.2-litre 59bhp petrol S model.
Five-door Polos arrive first in October, with yet-to-be-priced three-door models following in December.
S and Moda start new Polo range
Electronic stability control (ESC) is standard across the range, but only four airbags are fitted, and on the basic S and new youth-orientated Moda specification it will cost an extra £600 to get air conditioning.
S and Moda Polos are only available with the 1.2-litre petrol engine, although a more powerful version with 69bhp is offered, starting at £10,645. The Moda costs from £11,385, and adds features such as alloy wheels, electric rear windows and MP3 player integration including a USB socket.
SE adds standard air conditioning
Next up is the VW Polo SE, which adds an 84bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine and a new 74bhp 1.6-litre TDI diesel with common-rail injection for improved efficiency.
SE models also start at £11,385, with the TDI from £13,205 and the 1.4 from £12,450. This latter model is also available with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission for £13,650.
The SE gets standard air con, but does without the Moda’s USB socket and tinted rear windows.
SEL aims for luxury
Finally, the new range-topping SEL specification starts at £13,575 for the 1.4-litre petrol, rising to £14,910 for an 88bhp version of the 1.6-litre TDI engine.
The top spec adds larger alloy wheels, trip computer, USB socket, pressure warning system, alarm and some leather trimmings for the steering wheel, gearknob and handbrake.
VW Polo options
Optional extras for the new Volkswagen Polo include climate control, DAB digital radio and an intuitive touchscreen satellite navigation system with a mobile phone-style interface.
A brand new 103bhp 1.2-litre TSI turbo petrol engine expands the line-up early next year – and it is worth waiting for. High-efficiency and high-performance GTI versions will follow later in 2010.
The new Polo offers miniature looks, class-leading interior quality and an engaging driving experience. It is well priced against the market favourite, the . One for the supermini shopping list, no doubt.
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