Volkswagen has launched the new Polo Sedan to complete the model range of the Polo family.
Since the launch of the new Polo hatch in January 2010, Volkswagen has introduced the CrossPolo, Polo BlueMotion and recently the Polo GTI.
The new Polo Sedan with its distinctive new Volkswagen family face is bigger, more spacious and offers high level of quality and safety that sets new standards in its class. Its design is defined by sharp, precise lines that make it timeless. ‘La Semplicita – the simplicity’ is the credo that was followed for the design of the new Polo Sedan.
Inside, the improved legroom allows five adults to seat comfortable and the bootspace of 454 litres provides sufficient space for luggage during long journeys.
The front end of the new Polo Sedan sports a flat grille with two chrome louvers and band of headlights which is integrated into the body-coloured bumpers beneath the grille. Below this, there is an air inlet that supplies the engine and brakes with ample air. At its sides, are the foglights with chrome trim surround (only available in Comfortline derivatives).
Volkswagen offers the new Polo Sedan with two different headlights, the “Trendline” is fitted with single headlights and “Comfortline” is offered with twin headlights. Also integrated in the headlights are the turn signal lights.
The rear of the new Polo Sedan is characterised by striking taillights that blend with the design which highlights stylish contours. A chrome trim strip at the bottom of the bootlid adds sportiness to the rear (only in Comfortline). The tailgate opens automatically at the touch of the button on the driver’s side.
ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS
The new Polo Sedan engine line-up comprises of the multi-valve 1.4 63kW and 1.6 77kW petrol engines as well as the new 1.6-litre 77kW common rail turbodiesel. They are all paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed Tiptronic transmission is offered as an option in the 1.6 Comfortline.
1.4 with 63kW
The entry engine in the new Polo Sedan line-up is the four-cylinder 1.4, which produces 63kW at 5 000 rpm. Its maximum torque of 132Newton-meter is available at 3 600rpm. Besides offering good comfort and dynamic performance, the 1.4 engine offers excellent fuel economy. It has a combined fuel consumption of 5.9 litres per 100 kilometres. This puts its CO2 emissions value at 139g/km.
When it comes to dynamic performance, the new Polo Sedan 1.4 has a top speed of 178km/h and a 0-100km/h sprint time of 12.8 seconds.
1.6 with 77kW
The 1.6 engine delivers maximum power with minimal fuel consumption. It only consumes 6.4 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres and its CO2 emissions value is 143 g/km. The 1.6 reaches its peak power at 5 250rpm. The maximum torque of 155 Newton-meter is available at 3 500rpm.
1.6TDI with 77kW
The 1.6TDI offers commendable low fuel consumption and emissions. Its 250 Newton-meters of torque is available between 1 500rpm to 2 500rpm. It accelerates to 100km/h in 10.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 187 km/h. Average fuel consumption is 4.6 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres and its CO2 emission value is 120g/km.
The new Polo Sedan is one of the safest compact sedans in its class. The Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) is offered as standard in the 1.6TDI Comfortline and as an option in the 1.6 Comfortline. Other standard safety features that are available across the range include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
In addition, the new Polo Sedan features airbag system with four airbags (driver and front passenger airbag as well as two side airbags). The head restraints of the front seats are whiplash-optimised to provide comfort as well as to ensure effective support for the head and spine in the event of a collision.
Trendline offers extensive safety and convenience features. Active safety features such as ABS with EBD are standard.
Passive safety features include front airbags and side airbags (front passenger airbag can be deactivated). The Trendline trim will also be offered with two head restraints, five three-point harnesses (height-adjustable in front), and ISOFIX-compatible child seat preparation (at the outer seating positions on the rear bench seat).
Standard convenience features in the Trendline will include Climatic semi-auto air-conditioner, electro-hydraulic power steering, power windows in front and rear, central locking, warning buzzer if lights are left on, height adjustment for driver’s seat, vanity mirrors in the sun visors for driver and passenger, remote control central locking, storage pockets on front seatbacks, asymmetrical split and folding rear bench seat and seatbacks and green tinted windows.
The new Polo Sedan Comfortline trim includes body-coloured outside mirror housings and door handles, dual headlights and 15-inch ‘Riverside’ alloy wheels.
On the convenience side, the range of standard equipment is complemented by features such as electrically-adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, additional height adjustment on front passenger’s seat, various accents in chrome look (instruments, air vents, rotary light switch, radio and climate system controls). Inside, the Polo Sedan Comfortline has Titan Black Livon fabric seat covers.
Overview of key features
The new Polo Sedan comes standard with a number of safety and comfort features.
· Climatic semi-auto air-conditioner
· Airbags - Front and Side
· High-level brakelight
· 3-spoke steering wheel
· ISOFIX child-seat mountings
· Height-adjustable driver’s seat
· Rear seat split/folding 60:40
· 2 front reading lights and 1 rear
· 12V power socket in centre console
· 3 rear head restraints
· Remote central locking
· Alarm, door activated with back-up
· Lights warning buzzer
· Luggage compartment lighting
· Headlight range adjustment
· Radio preparation including bee-sting antenna
· 14-inch steel wheels with175/70 tyres
· Full size steel spare wheel
· Front and rear electric windows
· Height and reach adjustable steering column
· Dual tone horn
· Cup holders, 2 integrated into front centre console
· Rear disc brakes (1.6 Trendline only)
As per Trendline with the following additional features,
· Electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors
· 15 inch ‘Riverside’ alloy wheels with185/60 tyres
· Multi-function steering wheel
· Radio/CD/MP3 with 4 loudspeakers
· Auxiliary input for external audio
· Cruise control
· Front foglights
· Multi-function display
· Height-adjustable passenger seat
· Colour-coded mirrors
These are optional features that available in the new Polo Sedan model range:
Volkswagen will offer the new Polo Sedan in six colours, namely:
RETAIL PRICE (VAT & Emissions Tax included)
1.4 63kW Trendline R159 900
1.4 63kW Comfortline R177 000
1.6 77kW Trendline R182 200
1.6 77kW Comfortline R195 000
1.6 77kW Comfortline Tiptronic R209 000
1.6 77kW TDI Comfortline R218 000
SERVICE AND WARRANTY
The new Volkswagen Polo Sedan range comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 12 year Anti Corrosion warranty.
A 5 year/ 60 000km Volkswagen Automotion Maintenance Plan as well as a 5 year/ 60 000 km Service Plan are available as options.
The service interval is 15 000 km