With sales already surpassing 14 million units globally, the Polo is undoubtedly a popular option in the small car segment. And now with the entry of the latest 2018 Volkswagen Polo, it’s safe to say that the successful streak left by its predecessors is poised to stay on an upward trend.
The new 2018 Volkswagen Polo is all new for 2018. The cockpit layout is fresh, passenger space is better, and the exterior design is entirely new. And those aren’t the only features that’ve changed. The driver assistance systems too have also been freshened, as well as the performance of the engines.
Furthermore, nitty gritty details like those of infotainment, technology, and convenience have also been freshened. Outside, the new 2018 Volkswagen Polo has also gained additional exterior colors bringing the total to fourteen. Wheel options range from 14-18 inch.
To satisfy individual budgets and tastes, the new model has tons of options to offer. New options now include full LED headlights, LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, and smartphone wireless charging. Moreover, buyers can also create an almost entirely unique car thanks to available wheels, interiors, colors, and trim models options.
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2018 Volkswagen Polo Review
- interior changes
- trim lineup
- engine specs
- price & release date
2018 Volkswagen Polo Interior Facelift
Four fields of innovation mark the new Polo’s embodiment. These are automated driving, connected community, smart sustainability, and intuitive usability. To put these into better perspective: automated driving is a suite of innovative features available on the 2018 Volkswagen Polo that makes it more comfortable, safer, and more convenient.
Connected Community strategy aims to make cars, users and their environment more intensively connected than before.
Intuitive usability is a strategy that Volkswagen hopes will make cars more intuitive functionally. This will be achieved through featuring new display and control concepts.
And lastly, smart sustainability is VW’s strategy aimed at ensuring the development of high-volume models whose driving is sustainable.
One element that perhaps goes pretty much unnoticed inside the new 2018 Volkswagen Polo is the new dashboard. It is intuitive, sleek, and high tech. Users who pass it for just another feature are probably from larger, more expensive Volkswagens. The infotainment screen features a clever design that undeniably gives the vehicle a premium interior outlook.
Beyond the captivating designs, the automaker also gave the new Polo a suite of impressive technologies. Standard features include Pedestrian Monitoring, City Emergency Braking, and Front Assist Monitoring. Optionally available is the Adaptive Cruise Control. Others in this optional goody bag include Park Assist system, Rear Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Detection.
Upon its release, the new 2018 Volkswagen Polo will go for sale in three familiar tastes – Polo Trendline, Polo Comfortline, and Polo Highline. Others include the Polo Beats and the Polo GTI. Three equipment packages are also available. These are offered in the form of Style, Black, and R-Line.
2018 Volkswagen Polo Trendline
In spite of being the barebones model of the trim lineup, the new Polo Trendline comes laden with sophistication. To start off with, it comes with LED lighting, Pedestrian Monitoring, Emergency Braking, and a speed limiter.
In Germany, the new Trendline will cost 12,975 euros.
2018 Volkswagen Polo Comfortline
Moving a step higher up the trim ladder gets a buyer the Polo Comfortline. And as the name suggest, this trim model is one designed to offer comfort. And this is achieved through the provision of better seat designs and high-quality seat design material and detailing. Furthermore, comfort levels are heightened thanks to features such as air conditioning, Composition Color infotainment system, and front and rear electric windows.
2018 Volkswagen Polo Highline
Buyers opting for the Highline get a multifunctional steering wheel, white LED lighting background, and Park Distance Control. Others include 15” alloy wheels, and leather trimmed brake lever and gear shift lever.
2018 Volkswagen Polo Beats
Younger customer groups will undoubtedly find the Polo Beats to have an attractive proposition. The sound system offered by the 300-watt unit is by none other than the legendary music producer - Dr. Dre. Distinctive exterior features include decorative decals, exterior mirror housings, and sixteen-inch alloy wheels.
Stepping inside, the seats are plastered with ‘Beats’ logo while the dashboard is painted Velvet Red.
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI
At the top of the model range is the Polo GTI. It is the performance version of the entire range. Beneath its bonnet is a powerful 2.0L TSI engine rated at 200 PS. Matching the output, Volkswagen has offered the GTI with the optional Sport Select Chassis and standard sport chassis.
Making it unique among the entire model range are the LED headlights with a red winglet, a large roof spoiler at the back, LED taillights, and GTI-specific dual tailpipes. Besides those, the GTI-specific characteristics include red-painted brake calipers, side sill extensions, and 17/18-inch alloy wheels.
2018 Volkswagen Polo Specs For Engine & Performance
Five petrol and two diesel engines are available. Power from these ranges from a low of 65 to 200 horsepower. Transmission system is provided through the DSG gearbox. The Polo GTI offers the most power thanks to the 2.0L petrol engine.
To help the driver in daily driving, Volkswagen offers the new Polo an exciting list of assistance systems. The most impressive include pedestrian monitoring, blind spot detection, park assist, one visual and control axis and keyless entry.
2018 Volkswagen Polo Release Date & Price
Pricing for the Polo starts from 12,975 Euros, at least for the German market. The release date rumors suggest the new model will be available sometimes early in 2018.
Nipping the heels of the Polo are rivals such as Hyundai i20, Ford Fiesta, and Kia Rio. All these options offer good return for the buck, however, while each option has its own unique selling point, they also have their nits.
All in all, it all boils down to individual preference.
That said however, the 2018 Volkswagen Polo is undoubtedly an outstanding package having sold over fourteen million units worldwide. We highly recommend it for anyone looking for best technology, freshness in design, and solid drivetrain lineup.