•New engines up to 21 per cent more fuel-effiicient and offers great agility
•New infotainment and assistance systems overcome class boundaries
Brisbane, August 2014. The Polo from Volkswagen is one of the world’s best-selling compact models with nearly 14 million units produced. Around 721,000 drivers opted for the best-seller last year alone. Now Volkswagen Australia is introducing a new Polo that has been advanced both visually and technically.
The assistance systems, as well as the new efficient engines of the Polo, have taken enormous strides forward. In its class, the Polo offers the widest range of assistance systems and is the first car in this segment that comes equipped with a Multi-Collision Braking System and, as part of an optional package, with Adaptive Cruise Control. In the case of both the infotainment system and engines, a completely new generation of technologies were integrated in the car.
Vastly improved efficiency. Thanks to new engines and the inclusion of BlueMotion Technology (start/stop and brake energy recuperation), Volkswagen realised fuel economy improvements of as much as 21 per cent (Polo 66TSI Trendline).
Assistance systems for all. Many of the assistance systems of the Golf class are now making their way into the new Polo. They include the standard Multi-Collision Braking System (automatically initiates braking of the vehicle that had an accident in order to prevent a subsequent collision) as well as an optional Driver Comfort Package which includes Driver Fatigue Detection System, “Front Assist” ambient traffic monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The new Polo also increases its edge over the competition with an impressive range of new convenience and safety functions that are unique in the light car segment. A new electro-mechanical power steering improves steering properties, enhancing one of the Polo’s already strongest attributes.
Progressive infotainment system. The radio system was also redesigned; as a second generation system, it ref lects state-of-the-art technology in what is known as the modular infotainment system (MIB). The software and hardware of the system follows the infotainment technologies of the larger Golf, and offers functions such as Bluetooth audio streaming in both (Polo Trendline and Comfortline) specifications.
Visually, the new Polo can be identified by sharper front and rear designs. Fresh colours, new interior materials and many other equipment details perfect the Volkswagen car. The updated Polo is once again available in Trendline and Comfortline equipment versions.
The new Polo – Pricing
Polo 66TSI Trendline 5 speed manual $16,290
Polo 66TSI Trendline 7 speed DSG $18,790
Polo 81TSI Comfortline 6 speed manual $18,290
Polo 81TSI Comfortline 7 speed DSG $20,790
Metallic / Pearl Effect paint $500
Driver Comfort Package – Comfortline $1,500
Sport Package – Comfortline $1,500
Prices quoted are Manufacturer List Prices excluding dealer delivery
charges, which may vary from dealer to dealer and statutory charges,
which vary from state to state.