Volkswagen has expanded its existing range with new engines and trim levels being added to three of its cars.

The recently launched T-Roc small SUV, Arteon saloon and new Polo supermini have received either new engine choices, trim levels or both.

The adjustments to the new T-Roc crossover are the most notable, as the new T-Roc aims to take a slice out of the fiercely competitive small crossover market.

A new entry-level trim and diesel engine is being added to the existing range. The new base level car is called ‘S’ and has a 113bhp 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine that starts from £18,950. The first diesel to be added to the line-up is the 2.0-litre TDI 4Motion available in SEL trim, and produces 148bhp and costs from £28,345.

Volkswagen has also added an entry level petrol engine to the Arteon. The executive saloon is a recent addition to the range, sitting above the Passat in the Volkswagen line-up and aims to take sales off BMW, Mercedes and Audi in this premium sector.

It gets a new 1.5-litre TSI Evo, and is available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. It produces 148bhp and costs from £31,005.

The new Polo supermini that hits showrooms in January has also seen its range grow, with a new engine and trim levels.

A 74bhp 1.0-litre TSI engine, available in either SE or Beats specification, alongside the 113bhp 1.0-litre TSI engine that is now available in SEL grade. The latter engine can be chosen with either a manual or automatic transmission. Prices for models with these engines start from £15,060.

Ted Welford


December 7, 2017

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