New Volkswagen Polo – South Africa pricing and release date

Volkswagen has announced pricing and launch details for its new Polo model in South Africa.

The latest model features a number of facelifts including headlights and taillights that now come standard with LED technology across the range.

Notably, the updated Polo has taken a design cue from Volkswagen’s new ID models the new Golf will include an LED light strip along the radiator grille.

The interior of the Polo now boasts a digital cockpit, a re-designed multi-function steering wheel, new-generation infotainment systems, and wireless app-connect.

All modules except the air conditioning are integrated into the dashboard’s upper crossbar with the infotainment system screen located in the centre.


New variants

The updated Polo has also moved to Volkswagen’s new naming convention. Previously, the Polo was available in the Trendline (base model), Comfortline (mid-level) and Highline (premium) versions. The German carmaker will also continue to offer the Polo GTI as a separate model.

The new Polo will now be available in the Polo (base model), Polo Life (mid-level) and Polo R-Line (premium). The new Polo will also be available in a GTI derivative.

  • Entry-level: The entry-level Polo (70kW Manual) now comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, a new multi-function steering wheel and a digital dashboard display. App-Connect, which was an optional feature in the outgoing derivative, is now a standard feature in the new Polo.
  • Polo Life: The new Polo Life (70kW Manual) derivative is now offered with four additional standard features which were optional in the outgoing derivative. These are the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors and lumbar support for the driver and front passenger are all standard features in the new Polo Life model.
  • Polo R-Line: Standard features on the R-Line include the digital dashboard display, park distance control, electric folding mirrors, lumbar support for the driver and front passenger as well as a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles. The Polo R-Line also features 16-inch Valencia alloy wheels, a Composition Media infotainment system with inductive mobile charging and the two-zone climatronic air-conditioning system.
  • Polo GTI: The new Polo GTI now comes standard with premium matrix headlights. Other standard features are the digital dashboard display, park distance control, electric folding mirrors and dynamic front cornering lights and the two-zone climatronic system. The Polo GTI also comes standard with 17-inch Milton Keynes alloy wheels and a Composition Media infotainment system with inductive mobile charging.


Pricing 

Volkswagen said that the new Polo 70kW and GTI derivatives will retail from dealers in January 2022. The Polo 85kW derivatives will be available from March 2022.

Pricing for the new models is as follows:

  • Polo 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual – R311,800
  • Polo Life 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual – R350,000
  • Polo GTI 2.0 TSI 147kW DSG – R489,400

VW said that all of its new Volkswagen Polos will come standard with a 3 year/120,000km warranty, 3 year/45,000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15,000km.


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