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Here is the pricing of VW’s popular Polo DSG derivatives

By H&H Admin

The Polo 1.0 TSI 70kW manual and Polo GTI derivatives went on sale at the beginning of January 2022 and from the end of February 2022, South Africans will now be able to purchase the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG.

The Polo Life 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG comes standard with a digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors, lumbar support for the driver and front passenger, a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles as well as 15-inch Essex alloy wheels.

The Polo R-Line 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG distinguishes itself from the other Polo versions by its striking ‘R’ design. In addition to the standard features of the Polo Life, the Polo R-Line is offered with 16-inch Valencia alloy wheels, Composition Media infotainment system with inductive mobile charging and a two-zone climatronic air-conditioning system. 

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)

Polo 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual                  R311 800

Polo Life 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual           R350 000

Polo Life 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG                 R370 700

Polo R-Line 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG             R421 900

Polo GTI 2.0 TSI 147kW DSG               R489 400

The new Volkswagen Polo comes 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. Customers have the option to extend EasyDrive Maintenance and EasyDrive Service Plans up to 10 years/ 300 000km.

The panoramic sunroof is the most popular optional feature in the Volkswagen model range

Press Release: Volkswagen South Africa

Of the 55 737 Volkswagen cars (including Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles) sold in the first 10 months of 2021, the majority of them were sold with the tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof – making it the most popular optional feature across the model range.

“The panoramic sunroof is especially popular in the Polo GTI and Golf GTI model ranges, which have seen 90% of all of these vehicles being sold with this optional feature. The panoramic sunroof is a standard feature in the Golf R and Touareg. The only reason we do not have a 100% uptake in the GTI models is due to the fact that some of our corporate customers do not opt for the panoramic sunroof for their fleets,” said Steffen Knapp, head of the Volkswagen Passenger Car brand.

The panoramic sunroof was also the most selected optional feature in the Tiguan model range. In the outgoing Caddy model range however, only the fixed sunroof is available and this was the most popular optional feature in 2021.

In the T-Cross and the T-Roc model ranges, Park Assist with the rear view camera was the most popular. In the Touareg, the Advanced Safety Package, which consists of Lane Assist and Side Assist with Night Vision and Head-up display, was the most selected optional feature in 2021.

Due to the utilitarian nature of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and particularly the Amarok, the best-selling optional feature was the heavy duty suspension and tow bar which enhances durability and practicality.

The Volkswagen model range has a host of class-leading driver assistance systems. The Advanced Safety Package was the best-selling driver assistance system with 80% of Touaregs sold in South Africa having this feature.

In the Kombi range, Trailer Manoeuvring Assist was the most popular optional feature. Due to its size, most Crafter customers ordered Park Assist with the rear view camera for improved visibility and manoeuvrability.

A total of 41 exterior colours (solid paint, metallic paint and pearlescent paint) are offered in the Volkswagen range and Pure White was the best-selling exterior colour.