Volkswagen Polo UK details

Volkswagen has released prices and specs for the UK of the new VW Polo

Volkswagen has released prices and specs for the UK of the new VW PoloThe VW Polo has been a huge success for Volkswagen. Over 11 million Polos have been sold since it was first launched nearly 35 years ago. But one thing you could never accuse the Polo of was being exciting. It was dull, well made and economical transport. But the world is changing and every car maker is bringing out funky economy models that compete hard against the Polo. So VW had to get its act together on the latest VW Polo. Fortunately it has.

The new Polo is a good looking car, taking design cues from VW’s successful Scirroco.It is bigger than the outgoing model but lighter, and has managed some good improvements in economy and emissions. Which is all good news. So there should be fair few takers for the new Polo, which arrives in UK showrooms in October, with orders starting from now.

On offer is a range of five engines (more to follow) – three petrol and 2 diesel. You can have the naturally aspirated 1.2 litre petrol with either 60 or 70 PS or the 1.4 litre with 85PS. The diesel units are both 1.6 litre common-rail units with either 75 or 90PS.

Volkswagen has had a play with the trim levels on the Polo, and you now get a choice of four – S, Moda (the funky one), SE and SEL. GTI and BlueMotion models will follow next year. VW is also offering some pretty upmarket options for an eco-box, including touchscreen SatNav, Climate and DAB.