Volkswagen Polo (2018) Specs & Price

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The all-new Volkswagen Polo is now available in South Africa! Take a look at specification and pricing details for the new Polo below!

The Polo is an important model for Volkswagen. It’s one of the best-selling models in South Africa and regularly tops the monthly new vehicle sales charts.

The new 6th-generation Polo has been launched in South Africa and based on public opinion, it's expected to sell very well. Built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, the new Polo is bigger than before resulting in a more spacious cabin. The Polo is now 4 053 mm long, 1 751 mm wide and stands 1 446 mm high. That means it’s 81 mm longer, 63 mm wider and 7 mm lower than the outgoing model. The wheelbase has grown by some 92 mm and the front and rear track widths have grown by 62 mm and 49 mm respectively.


The interior of the new Polo is far more vibrant than before with a variety of interior trim choices on offer. 

Apart from its new and attractive exterior styling, Polo fans will also appreciate the new cabin design which will be offered with a selection of different trim colours. A 6.5-inch touchscreen is fitted as standard while an 11.7-inch Active Info Display and 8.0-inch touchscreen will be offered as an option. A total of 6 airbags are standard.

Engine choice


The new Polo will be powered by a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre engine in 2 states of tune with 3 trim levels on offer. The Polo GTI will arrive after launch.

The Polo is powered by a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre turbopetrol engine offering 70 kW and 175 Nm of torque in Trendline and Comfortline guise. The Polo Trendline features a 5-speed manual transmission while the Polo Comfortline makes use of either a 5-speed manual or 7-speed DSG. 

The Polo Highline however, is powered by the same engine but outputs are higher at 85 kW and 200 Nm of torque and buyers have the choice between a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG.

The range-topping Polo GTI will arrive after launch and will be powered a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with 147 kW and 320 Nm on tap and mated to a 6-speed DSG.  

New Volkswagen Polo – prices in SA (January 2018)

1.0 TSI 70 kW Trendline R235 900

1.0 TSI 70 kW Comfortline R264 700   

1.0 TSI 70 kW Comfortline DSG R280 700

1.0 TSI 85 kW Highline R286 200

1.0 TSI 85 kW Highline DSG R302 200

All Polo derivatives come standard with a 3-year/45 000 km service plan. a 3-year/120 000 km mechanical- and 6-year anti-corrosion warranties. 

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