New Polo range begins at £10k and runs to a distinctly pricey £14,900 for the dearest.

Volkswagen has announced prices for its new Polo. On the road prices run from £10,035 for the 1.2-litre, 60bhp petrol 1.2 S, to a stiff £14,910 for the 1.6 89bhp diesel SEL.

From launch, only five-door models will be available. There will be three-doors, but they come later. First deliveries will begin on October 16.

This latest car, the fifth generation introduced in the car’s 34-year history, is the largest and most technically advanced yet. Four airbags, anti-lock brakes and an electronically controlled stability programme are standard on every model, while options include touch-screen satellite navigation, DAB digital radio and electronic climate control.

To start with there will be five engines to pick from, three petrol and two diesel. There are a pair of 1.2 engines offering 60 or 70bhp and a 1.4 delivering 84bhp. There will also be 1.6 diesel engines producing 74bhp or 89bhp.

In a change from previous Polos, the model line-up runs from S, though Moda (a newcomer to lure younger buyers) SE and SEL. A GTi and a Bluemotion will pitch up to join them next year.

Volkswagen expects to sell 7000 new Polos in the UK this year and 37,000 next year, which would put it among the best selling small cars.

Stephen Jury


August 7, 2009

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