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Exterior The Polo shows off its racy side – and its strong character.

Front-end design

 Take a deep breath: the remarkably broad air intake is an impressive sight. The entire front end has a more self-assured feel to it than ever and adds to the Polo's powerful character.

Forward Thrust

Instantly recognisable: the large front apron on the Polo merges into a highly distinctive radiator grille. An air intake that tapers in towards the bottom, the angular headlight units and a front end that has been made to look longer combine to create a sporty impression.

Side design

 From the front headlight units through to the rear light clusters, the design is composed of perfectly straight lines.

Beautiful from start to finish.

The crisply contoured shoulder line and protruding front end make the Polo appear longer without sacrificing any of its compactness. Details such as the distinctive body-coloured exterior mirrors with integrated indicators and the roof spoiler reinforce the impression of dynamism and agility.

Rear-end design

 The rear end is characterised by the clarity of its styling. The distinctive rear lights and the prominent bumper blend together to form a perfect unit.

Corners and edges that make a perfect whole.

The design of the Polo's rear end is moulded by crisp edges, clear lines and a compact form. The rear lights, the reflectors and even the licence plate holder add some stunning touches that help to make the Polo a real eye-catcher from behind too.

Interior Materials with a high-quality finish, the new controls and an ergonomic interior concept make a thrilling impression from the moment you get in.

Interior design

The Polo's ergonomically designed interior is a haven of clarity and complete comfort. The first-class materials are as appealing to the eye as they are to the touch.

Alluring harmony.

The interior of the new Polo can be noted for its high comfort and clear layout. All controls have been ergonomically arranged so that they are easy to reach. The instrumentation's white backlighting also serves to aid orientation. The new, clearly designed tube-look instrument cluster furthermore makes it even easier to assimilate key vehicle data fast. The red lighting used for the switches and other controls, including those in the leather multifunction steering wheel, creates an intriguing contrast. The understated patterning for the seat upholstery complements the new steering wheel design to perfection.

Instrument cluster

The neatly arranged display provides the key vehicle data in a new layout and with a redesigned dial.

Shows the way ahead for clarity.

Gather all relevant vehicle data in an instant without being distracted from the road ahead: the new tube-look instrument cluster in the Polo excels with its clearly structured display that allows information to be assimilated more easily than ever. The dashboard switches are furthermore illuminated in red for a great visual effect that also helps to find your way around the controls. The instrument cluster therefore neatly rounds off the interior's intuitive design.


The attractive leather upholstery with its real sense of quality adds some delightful sporty flair.

Durable and comfortable.

The high-quality leather upholstery ensures comfort and class on the go. And for added driving pleasure, the handbrake lever, steering wheel and gear lever are also wrapped in cool leather that provides a firm grip.

Infotainment Easy-to-use radio and navigation systems are available for the Polo that can also communicate with a smartphone or USB stick, for example.

Radio system

 Music makes the world go round! If that's how you see things too, then you're going to love the radio system.

New media.

The highlights of the "Composition Colour" radio include a touch-sensitive colour display with a screen diagonal of 12.7 cm. This lets you listen to FM and AM radio stations through a total of six speakers or operate the CD player that, needless to say, also recognises music in MP3 and WMA format. That's not all though, as you are also able to insert an SD card or connect an external device via the AUX-IN port.

Technologies The new Polo is packed with sophisticated technology. Its efficient engines and ingenious safety and assistance systems redefine standards.


They're small on consumption and big on performance: all new Polo engines already comply with the Euro 6 standard.

Mighty savings.

The new Polo is perfectly equipped for the future. Its economical and high-torque engine is a delight, as well as its low emissions.

BlueMotion Technology

BlueMotion Technology comprises systems that help to lower CO2 emissions and to be more fuel efficient.

Built for optimum efficiency.

The BlueMotion Technology in the Polo seeks to minimise emissions and fuel consumption without any loss of agility. It includes measures such as the start-stop system and brake energy regeneration (recuperation). Having fun at the wheel while keeping fuel consumption low need not be wishful thinking thanks to BlueMotion Technology.


The Polo is small but tough. This is thanks to the raft of safety measures that come built in as standard.

Haven of safety.

Safety is an overriding priority, as demonstrated by the numerous safety-enhancing features included as standard in the new Polo.

The deformation-resistant occupant cell with crumple zones at the front and rear is just one example. Head airbags and side airbags in the front form part of the standard specification along with height-adjustable three-point inertia-reel seat belts and belt tensioners. Meanwhile, the ISOFIX anchorage points enable two child seats to be secured on the rear bench quickly and easily.

A wealth of electronic safety measures likewise come as standard. The electronic stabilisation program, which also incorporates ABS with brake assist, traction control (ASR) and engine drag torque control (MSR), is able to counter the risk of skidding in critical handling situations.

The electronic differential lock forms an important part of the electronic stabilisation program. It is activated in corners and when driving on road surfaces with differing levels of grip, for example, in order to transmit the drive power to the wheel with better traction.

Dual-clutch gearbox DSG

The DSG dual-clutch gearbox combines the strengths of a manual shift with the advantages of an automatic. It can furthermore help to lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

For changing gear faster.

The DSG dual-clutch gearbox allows you to enjoy all the sportiness of a manual shift combined with the ease of use of an automatic transmission. The two independent gearbox sections are connected alternately with the engine depending on the gear selected, thereby producing a seamless gear change without any interruption in power flow. The DSG dual-clutch gearbox makes gearshifts more efficient too, resulting in more economical motoring than with a conventional gearbox.

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