Polo Event benefits include a deposit contribution, free servicing plus insurance for no extra cost.
Polo Event dates
The Volkswagen Polo Event incorporates special offers throughout the range and runs to February 14th 2017. Obtain this supermini via a Solutions Personal Contract Plan to receive £1,400 towards the deposit, for example. Additional benefits include the 2 free consecutive services plus 1 year's, fully comprehensive, insurance.
Furthermore, the Style Pack optimises the look of the vehicle. It includes: stainless steel door sill trim, manufacturer branded valve caps, rear chrome strip and – for certain models - chrome exhaust trim. The 2017 Polo Event ensures that the cost is £236 which is £82 less than ordering these enhancements as single items.
Core strengths, body style and boot size
As the Polo is a supermini its primary purpose is to be a cost effective, reliable, workhorse that is small enough to manoeuvre easily in congested cities and towns. It is available with 3 or 5 doors, has a hatchback-style tailgate and class competitive 280-litre boot. In its largest form it is 3,983mm long by 1,901mm wide.
Engines, performance, fuel efficiency and emissions
New Volkswagen Polo power comes courtesy of a wide range of engines. Some provide a tremendous amount of power and speed whereas others sip fuel. Petrol options include the: 1.0-litre 60PS, 1.0-litre 75PS, 1.2-litre 90PS, 1.0-litre 95PS, 1.0-litre 110PS, 1.4-litre 150PS and the 1.8-litre 192PS. Diesel propulsion, in contrast, comes via 1.4-litre, 75PS, and 1.4-litre, 90PS, units.
0-62mph times range from 6.7 to 15.5 seconds and average fuel consumption from 47.1 to 74.3mpg. Emissions range from 97 to 140g/km. There is also a choice of 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or 7-speed auto transmission. The auto enables motorists to cruise in full-auto or pick gears manually without a foot operated clutch.
Trims and equipment
Volkswagen Polo trim levels are: S, S A/C, Match, Match Edition, Beats, BlueMotion, R-Line, SEL, BlueGT and GTI. Even the entry level has a pleasing specification. Highlights include its: touchscreen infotainment interface, electric front windows and hill-hold to prevent it rolling back when starting on steep slopes.
Features available on higher specified trims include: adaptive cruise control, a reversing camera, driver alert system, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps, heated seats, electric sunroof, climate control, electrically folding mirrors and sat-nav.
Price and warranty
The Volkswagen Polo costs from £11,830 to £19,430 on the road. The trim breakdown is: S - £11,830, S A/C - £12,550, Match - £13,265, Match Edition - £13,315, Beats - £14,215, BlueMotion - £15,310, R-Line - £16,760, SEL - £16,840, BlueGT - £18,440 and GTI - £19,430.
Polo prices include a 2 year, unlimited mileage, manufacturer warranty. Beyond that, peace of mind comes courtesy of further cover for the third year – or up 60,000 miles – whatever is sooner.