VOLKSWAGEN Windhoek unveiled the New Polo last Saturday. VW enthusiasts joined the queues for taking a test drive in the New Polo. As soon as you set your eyes on the Polo, you’ll see that every inch has been carefully considered to bring you a vehicle with charisma at every curve. From front to back, New Polo features a masculine arrow-shaped tornado line. This distinct new design line cuts a dash along the side of the car, from the indicators all the way to the rear lights. This structures the car’s side profile, forming a strong shoulder section that gives New Polo a bolder presence than before. The chrome trim and dark red tail lights in the bumper underline its sporty and elegant appearance, accentuating New Polo’s key characteristics.
Model Range comes in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. The best feature for the New Polo is the price – for under N$300 000 you can have your custom-fitted dream on wheels. The New Polo comes in ten different colours. It offers three different petrol engines ranging from 70 kW to 147kW which gives you a fuel consumption of 4.6 to 5.9 litres per 100km. The New Polo is available as a shift stick for all three models, but for as little as N$14 000 you can have it as an automatic.
True confidence comes from within. That’s why New Polo features Volkswagen’s new generation TSI engines with Start-Stop technology and regenerative braking. With improved power and torque output, New Polo can achieve maximum torque even at low speeds, allowing the driver to go from 0 to Confident in no time. The speedometer is marked at 260 as the top speed.
The Eco Function with Drive Profile Selection enables the driver to choose an engine setting that suits their needs. In the Highline and GTI models, Eco Function comes standard, allowing the engine and gearbox to be optimised for a more economical drive. Eco Function however is not available on the Trendline and Comfortline.
The Volkswagen design team pushed beyond limits and gives you an inspired interior. From the steering wheel to the completely redesigned dashboard that ensures optimal line of sight for critical information; every inch of New Polo’s interior has been designed to create a space that inspires and ignites the driver. The steering wheel is shaped for comfort and can adjust 360 degrees until you find your preference. The interior can also confidently expand with New Polo’s split folding rear seats, larger 350l boot and variable load floors that make the rear space flexible and practical. The optional, wider opening panoramic sliding sunroof, and tinted glass with a high-quality roller blind prove the possibilities are endless with New Polo.
Whether you want to make phone calls, listen to your favourite music or navigate to an exciting destination, New Polo connects you to the world like never before. The classic analogue display component can be replaced with a crystal clear 26cm (10.25”) screen; personalised to display information that goes far beyond speed and fuel gauge. Travelling to your destination will be a breeze and with Parallel Park Assist, parking will be too. The revolutionary feature means New Polo can practically park itself; cleverly steering into the tightest of spaces at the touch of a button, while the driver maintains control.
New Polo boasts an incredible array of safety features. The optional rear-view camera allows any obstacles behind New Polo – even moving ones – to be more visible, making reversing safer and easier thanks to unmatched technology built into the boot. New Polo’s Park Distance Control with Manoeuvre Braking constantly monitors the distance around New Polo and automatically activates the brakes if it is approaching a stationary vehicle while manoeuvering. Optional Blind Spot Detection sees what you don’t; helping you avoid objects outside of your line of sight.
LED daytime running lights come standard in New Polo, with optional LED headlights that feature larger light volume, longer durability and daylight-like light spectrum with a lower energy requirement, giving New Polo the ability to see and be seen more by other vehicles.
With its contemporary design, New Polo will inspire you to go from the dull, grey office rug to Hollywood’s red carpet.
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