Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (2017 -) Equipment

Review by CJ Hubbard
4.3
While the cheeky Ford Fiesta may be the most popular kid in the supermini class, secretly everyone wants to be like the Volkswagen Polo – smart, sassy and just that bit more sophisticated. Now here in all-new, sixth-generation guise, the Polo is pilling even more pressure onto rivals – which also include the Vauxhall Corsa, Nissan Micra and Mazda 2 – by combining some of the sharpest looks in the sector with an outstanding interior.

4.1 out of 5

Equipment

At the time of writing, VW is still to confirm UK specification and trim levels for the Mk6 Polo – though these are unlikely to differ dramatically from the usual range of S, SE, SEL, Beats and R-Line.

Since most of these are loosely equivalent to European specification that we do know about, we’ve listed these here. UK models are likely to have more rather than less standard equipment.

VW Polo Trendline standard equipment

Likely to be badged S in the UK, is the entry-level new Polo, and it comes with the following standard equipment:

  • LED daytime running lights
  • Speed limiter
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring
  • 14-inch steel wheels

We’re expecting air-conditioning to be standard on the UK S model as well.

VW Polo Comfortline standard equipment

Likely to be SE in the UK, is the mid-spec trim, with these additional items of equipment as standard:

  • Composition Colour touchscreen infotainment system
  • Air-conditioning
  • Driver Alert tiredness detection system
  • Centre arm rest
  • Front and rear electric windows,
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • 15-inch steel wheels

UK models will likely feature the Composition Media touchscreen system instead, which has a larger 8.0-inch screen as standard (the Composition Colour system uses a 6.5-inch screen).

VW Polo Highline standard equipment

Expected to become SEL in the UK, is the conventional top specification, and includes the following extras as well:

  • Parking sensors
  • White LED ‘background lighting’ for the front doors and instrument panel
  • Leather trimmed gearlever and handbrake
  • 15-inch alloy wheels

VW Polo Beats edition standard equipment

Named for the headphone brand responsible for the sound system, but also featuring a host of further enhancements, including:

  • 300-watt Beats hifi (available as an option on other models)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Black mirror housings
  • Special decals
  • Velvet Red dash pad
  • Sports seats with Beats logo
  • Bespoke sill covers

VW Polo R-Line standard equipment

R-Line is only an equipment package in Germany, but will be sold as a standalone trim in the UK. Features are largely cosmetic, intended to close the gap between the regular Polo range and the GTI:

  • Sporty front bumper
  • Rear bumper with diffuser design and chrome trim
  • Roof spoiler
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Wrap around black sill trim strip
  • Full R-Line interior upgrade

VW Polo optional equipment

There are lots of customisation options available for the Polo, ranging from an above average choice of interior finishes to a host of high-technology features we’re more used to seeing on cars from the class above.

Be careful not to get too carried away, or you could end up with a very expensive small car.

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Trim

Equipment

Key:

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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