The sixth generation of Volkswagen’s popular supermini is here and ready to test drive at Pulman Volkswagen! The Polo, which in its previous five iterations has sold more than 14 million examples worldwide, is now being offered in five-door only form to UK car buyers.
The main focus of the new sixth-generation Polo is its new design, technology and space. Alongside the debut of its sharper design, there is also new engines, new ‘big car’ assistance systems, and the application of a new generation of infotainment systems.
The developments in Polo – which has found a home with more than 1.4 million drivers in the UK over the last 42 years – offer a new sporty and striking design. Quite simply, it looks better than ever! A selection of design packages opens up extensive customisation options and the interior of the Polo has also been upgraded. In addition, technologies such as City Emergency Braking with new Pedestrian Monitoring function, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Blind Spot Detection significantly improve safety.
The new Polo was rated 5 stars by WhatCar?, and it’s not hard to see why! The upgraded interior features an Active Info Display as well as a new infotainment system with up to 8-inch displays.
The optional Keyless Access locking and engine starting system, which is also new, can be specified to further improve convenience while Driving Profile Selection allows the choice of one of four programs: Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual, to tailor the Polo’s character to the driver’s precise need, and mood.
In the Eco driving mode engine control, air conditioning and other auxiliary systems are regulated in a manner that ensures optimal fuel efficiency. In vehicles fitted with DSG, a coasting function can also be used with the Eco mode: if the driver releases the accelerator pedal – for example, on downhill stretches – the DSG disengages and the engine idles. In Sport mode, on the other hand, engine response and shift points of the DSG are configured to be more dynamic and, if specified, tuning of the adjustable dampers is modified.
Every new Polo contains a generous level of standard-fit equipment, in keeping with its position at the head of the supermini segment. Want to know more? Book your test drive here!