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2018 Volkswagen Polo pricing and specification

Volkswagen has announced the pricing and specifications of its all-new Polo hatch ahead of the car’s showroom debut early next month. Billed as the most significant generational change to a Volkswagen since the Tiguan, the six-generation Polo is priced from $17,990 plus on-road costs.

Being built on Volkswagen Group’s now ubiquitous MQB platform, Volkswagen says the Polo 6 boasts a greater luggage capacity (at 351 litres) than rival brand vehicles from the next segment up such as the Mazda3, Ford Focus and Subaru Impreza.

Initially, the Polo 6 comes in Trendline or Comfortline specification (with different tunes of the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine) plus with a Launch Edition.

The Polo GTI (with a 147kW/320Nm turbo four) and the Polo beats arrive mid-year.

“Even the entry level manual Polo 6 features the Golf’s elegant, flat bottomed leather wheel with multi-media controls,” says Ben Wilks, Volkswagen Australia’s General Manager of Product and Marketing.

“That literal touchpoint is emblematic of the Polo having graduated from its class not only in terms of physical growth, but in sophistication. The Polo 6 is obviously more up-market than rival cars. We’re talking less than $18K for fixtures such as a soft-touch dash top, wide touch screen and dual USB charging ports. Apple Car Play and Android Auto remain standard.

“In terms of safety there’s autonomous emergency braking, six airbags, stability control and fatigue monitoring and reversing camera as standard.”

Polo 70TSI Trendline (*excluding on-road costs)                                   

5 speed manual $17,990*
7 speed DSG  $20,490*
  • 70kW/175Nm 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol
  • 0-100 km/h in 10.8 seconds, 4.8L/100km average combined
  • 15 inch steel wheels
  •  Front Assist with City EB and pedestrian monitoring
  •  Driver Fatigue Detection
  •  Low tyre pressure indicator
  •  Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus)
  •  Leather multi-function steering wheel
  • 8 inch infotainment system
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • 2 x USB ports
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Height adjustment for front seats
  • Power windows
  • Electrically heated and adjustable exterior mirrors
  • Split/folding rear seat

Polo 85TSI Comfortline                        

6 speed manual $19,490*
7 speed DSG $21,990*
  • As above plus:
  • 85kW/200Nm 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol
  • 0-100 km/h in 9.5 seconds, 5.1-5.3L/100km average combined
  • 15 inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlight function
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Auto dimming rear-view mirror
  • Front centre armrest
  • Comfort cloth upholstery

Polo Launch Edition

6 speed manual $20,490*
7 speed DSG $22,990*
  • As above plus:
  • 16 inch alloy wheels
  • Inductive wireless charging
  • Dark tinted rear window glass
  • Front fog lights
  • Dark tinted LED tail lights

Metallic/Pearl Effect paint                        
$500 (all models)

Driver Assistance package                                
$1,400 (Comfortline and Launch Edition)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Blind Spot Monitor with rear traffic alert
  • Park Assist
  • Power folding door mirrors
  • Proactive occupant protection system

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