Volkswagen South Africa has expanded its Polo range with the addition of a new engine. Here are the specifications and pricing for the 1.0 TSI R-Line.
The current model cycle of the Volkswagen Polo is nearing its end, but the Wolfsburg-based brand has bolstered it with the addition of an R-Line derivative, which has now gone on sale.
The Volkswagen Polo Hatch R-Line comes to market with a new engine. It's a 1.0-litre TSI unit, pushing out 81 kW and 200 Nm. Power goes to the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. Fuel consumption is a claimed 4.4 L/100 km and Volkswagen says the newcomer will hit 100 kph from standstill in 9.3 seconds and go on to a top speed of 197 kph.
The standard specification is generous, but you can always browse through the options list to further enhance your Volkswagen Polo R-Line. The vehicle comes with electronic stability programme (ESP), dual front and side airbags, leather multi-function steering wheel, front fog lights, multi-function display, and the attractive R-Line bodykit.
The R-Line package includes R-Line bumpers with a logo on the grille, sill extensions, rear diffuser with a chrome tailpipe exhaust and a rear spoiler in body colour. More than this, the Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line rides on 17-inch Serron alloy wheels.
There are sports seats at the front and in-car entertainment comes courtesy of a 5-inch touchscreen Composition Media audio system comprising a radio, CD player, SD-card, USB, Bluetooth and 6 speakers. Optional features worth considering include a bigger infotainment screen, reverse-view camera, cruise control, climate control and park distance control.
Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line price in South Africa
Volkswagen Polo R-Line - R290 200
The Polo R-Line comes standard with a Volkswagen Service Plan valid for 3 yeas/45 000 km, a 3-year/120 000 km warranty and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.
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