New Polo coming


With more than 18 million units built, the VW Polo is one of the world’s most successful small cars. Volkswagen has revealed the new and improved ‘face-lift’ version of the popular car. VW says ‘the design, technologies and specification matrix of the bestseller have had a comprehensive update, as is immediately obvious when you see the vehicle’s new front and rear. And the range of standard equipment has been expanded significantly’.
Exterior styling gets freshen up and there is the expected gain of brighter headlights with LED front and rear. A digital cockpit and air conditioning becomes standard and there are increased safety features with the addition of Driver Alert System and a multifunction camera for pedestrian and cyclist monitoring. There is a new centre airbag fitted that accompanies the existing curtain airbag system for front and rear passengers.
The refreshed Polo will be available to Irish customers in the guise of Polo, Life, Style and R-Line trim. Style and R-Line will have similar pricing but offer a different take on styling. The entry level Polo will be available with a 1.0 MPI 80hp petrol engine and Life, Style and R-Line will be available with a 1.0 TSI 95hp petrol engine with either manual or 7 speed DSG gearbox.
Volkswagen Ireland says some spec highlights for these models include Travel Assist semi-automated driving assistance which will be standard on Polo Style and R-Line and IQ Light LED matrix headlights, which will be standard exclusively to Style and available as an option on the R-Line.
New Polo production is scheduled to begin in early October 2021 for delivery to the Republic of Ireland in early 2022. Prices are expected to start from sub €20k RRP.


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Michael Sheridan is a senior and highly respected motoring journalist based in Ireland. He is a frequently heard voice on motoring, transport and mobility matters and has multiple credits on national television, national print media, national and local radio and other outlets. Michael Sheridan has been a Car of the Year Judge for more 20 years (& more recently a Van of the Year judge). Michael has produced and directed many international and national motoring TV programmes and documentaries both on cars and motorcycles - including four films on the iconic Route 66. Michael Sheridan is a former Chairperson of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP).

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