IAA 2011 – Polo R-Line

First Polo with R-Line features:
New bumpers and sport seat system

New Polo R-Line will arrive on the market at the end of this year
Range of engine options available

Wolfsburg / Frankfurt, 13 September 2011

In 2011, the Polo continues to be the bestselling car in its class in Germany. In the overall ranking of all new car registrations in Germany, it holds 3rd place after the Golf (1st) and the Passat (2nd). It should be noted that this is not just a Volkswagen list, rather it is a ranking covering all cars sold in Germany. Across Europe the Polo holds 3rd place in new car registrations. A genuine bestseller, which has long been on roads across the globe – in China as well as in Russia, Japan and Australia. Now Volkswagen is presenting the new Polo R-Line in a world debut, extending the R-line family of cars (Golf, Scirocco, Passat CC and Touareg). This is the first time that Volkswagen has designed such a version of the Polo. Yet, it is fully in keeping with the agile character of the current generation of the Polo model. The Polo R-Line can be ordered with nearly any engine variant. Market launch of the Polo with the new equipment pack will be at the end of this year.

Exterior offers new bumpers and roof edge spoiler

Outside, the extended standard equipment of the Polo R-Line includes 16-inch “Mallory” alloy wheels, a radiator grille painted in high-gloss black (with R-Line badge), a specially designed sporty R-line bumper (in the specific body colour; rear bumper has a distinctive diffuser), chrome tailpipes for the exhaust system, body-coloured roof edge spoiler, R-line side sills also in body colour, daytime running lights (integrated under a chrome band in the main headlights), fog lights (in the front spoiler) and LED licence plate illumination. Available upon request: a sports chassis, which lowers the car into the dampers by 15 mm.

Interior has sport seats and black roofliner

Inside, the Polo R-Line resembles the GTI with its sport seats. The rear and front seats are upholstered with high-end “Kyalami” fabric (or optional Alcantara/leather look); the inner surfaces of the lateral seat supports (front) are made of “San Remo” microfibre fabric. Worked into the front head restraints is the R-Line logo. Also standard: the black roofliner, leather steering wheel with aluminium decor and R-Line badge (chrome signature on black background), accents in high-gloss black, pedal caps with aluminium look and door sill plates with R-Line signature.

IAA vehicle with special body colour and 17-inch wheels

Incidentally, the Polo R-Line being presented at the IAA is equipped with the 17-inch version of the “Mallory” alloy wheels and is painted in a special colour that is not yet offered: “Fire Spark”. The Polo R-Line can be ordered in the following colours: “Deep Black Pearl Effect”, “Reflex Silver Metallic”, “Pepper Grey Metallic”, “Shadow Blue Metallic”, “Hot Orange Metallic”, “Candy White” and “Flash Red”.

3 Responses to “Frankfurt 2011: Volkswagen Polo R-Line”

  1. will the r-line polo come to the us market—please reply

  2. I’m afraid not, Manual. The Golf seems to be the smallest car that VW is exporting to the US as of this moment. Probably because of the low demand there isn’t a Polo on the US market. Maybe in the near future? 😉

  3. When will the R-Line be available? I already got a polo TSI and i would love to do some stylish upgrades

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