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Volkswagen POLO HATCHBACK 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr

Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Stock Offer Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
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Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr
Volkswagen POLO 1.0 TSI 95 Beats 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG62.80
  • 0-62mph10.8 secs
  • Top Speed116 mph
  • C02103 g/km
  • BHP95
  • Torque129 lbs/f
  • P11D21%

Review

Volkswagen's Polo gets a touch trendier in appealing 'Beats' mid-range form. The brand has teamed up with Californian audio specialists Beats Electronics to create a smarter-looking supermini with high performance sound.

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Volkswagen hopes to attract younger buyers to its Polo supermini with this 'Beats' variant. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

The Volkswagen Polo. You know why you'd buy one: quality, class, high residuals: things like that. Qualities that are worthy but a little dull. So what about this, the Polo Beats variant. It's still a Polo, but one with a little more about it. As the name suggests, it gets a much better stereo, a 300-watt eight-channel system that's very different to the set-up usually provided in this car. And it looks a little smarter inside and out as well, while also getting some of Volkswagen's latest media connectivity options. There's a wide choice of engines too. Plenty to like then.

Driving Experience

The Polo Beats features a range of EU6-compliant engines. Petrol options are two three-cylinder 1.0-litre MPI units with 65 or 75PS, plus a 1.0-litre four-cylinder TSI powerplant with 95PS that can also be ordered with DSG auto transmission. Should you prefer to go diesel, there is a three-cylinder 1.6-litre TDI engine with 80PS. And on the road? Well, it still isn't as fun to drive as a Fiesta, a Peugeot 208 or a Renault Clio. For most Polo people, that won't matter one jot, many potential owners being quite happy to trade the differences that do exist for this Volkswagen model's superior long distance refinement and more impressive ride. The ride in town is as good as it i eering system is nice to twirl around on city streets too, lacking the remote PlayStation feel of s on the open road, easily shrugging off pock-marked urban surfaces. The st some rival electric set-ups and combining with the large glass area to make parking a doddle. Oh and the seats are some of the most supportive we've tried in a small car at this price point, an important point for supermini buyers. After all, it isn't only long distance journeys that can take up to 2-3 hours.

Design and Build

The sharper looks of the Polo Beats back up its class-leading sound system, with standard equipment including 16-inch 'Torsby' alloy wheels. Typically conservative Polo folk may not like the body stripes and brighter seat fabric that come with this trim level quite so much, but the 'velvet red' interior trim highlights look nice and you get sports seats, rear tinted glass, front fog lights, larger 16-inch 'Torsby' alloy wheels and unique 'beats' badging as part of the deal. As soon as you get in, just as in a Golf, you'll sense all the hallmarks of a really well made car, with the same glass-fronted 8.0-inch 'Composition Media' infotainment touchscreen you'd find on Volkswagen's larger family hatch dominating the dash. Gone is the somewhat old fashioned vertically-stacked dash of the previous Polo and in its place, a more horizontally-orientated design is based around the central fascia panel that positions all of the key controls on a higher plane that's more in your direct line of sight. There's more rear seat room than there was in the previous generation model, thanks to this sixth generation design's 92mm increase in wheelbase. And more cargo space too. There's a 355-litre boot, which increases to 1,125-litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Market and Model

The Beats special edition slots into the Polo range just above 'SE' versions and prices start at just under £16,000 for the 1.0 65PS variant. So you're looking at a premium of around £2,000 over an 'SE' model. In keeping with its name, this derivative delivers a 'beats audio' system, a 300-watt set-up with an 8-channel amplifier and a subwoofer that sits under the boot floor in the space that in all other versions of this car would be occupied by the standard spare wheel. As with other Polo models, this one features the brand's smart 'Composition Media' infotainment system with its smart glass-fronted 8-inch touchscreen. And you can get a lot from it thanks to the standard inclusion of Volkswagen's 'Car-Net' 'App-Connect' system that allows use of the 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto'/'MirrorLink' systems that enable you to 'mirror' the display of your smartphone onto the centre-dash screen. Other kit includes 16-inch alloy wheels, an alarm, body-coloured door handles and mirrors, a sophisticated trip computer, rear electric windows and a variable-height boot floor.

Cost of Ownership

Volkswagen has long been trying to drive down running costs using the clever BlueMotion Technology you'll find on all Polo models. This includes much of the stuff we're now getting familiar with on more efficient superminis, things like battery regeneration to help utilise energy that would otherwise be lost under braking. And a Stop/Start system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. The 1.0-litre petrol engine most will choose can squeeze 60.1 miles out of a gallon of 95 RON. Emissions are rated at 108g/km. The 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit is a great compromise between economy and effervescence, with a tiny turbocharger boosting power to 95PS. Even here, you'll get 62.8 miles per gallon, with 107g/km carbon emissions. If I had to identify the most attractive buy in the Polo range, it would probably be this powerplant, mated to the DSG gearbox if you're not too cash-strapped. The 1.6-litre TDI diesel variant is supposed to be able to deliver up to 76.3mpg on the combined cycle and record up to 97g/km of CO2.

Summary

This Polo Beats variant will be welcomed by Volkswagen dealers, offering Wolfsburg's solid supermini a little more zip in the showrooms. The Polo previously appealed on classy minimalism but most people these days want slick electronics and a greater feeling of design input inside their small cars. Volkswagen has responded and done so with typical thoroughness. Little about the Polo's dynamics or efficiency are really best in class stuff. But what makes this car so good is that it's there or thereabouts in most categories but doesn't get beaten by anyone when it comes to perceived quality. Add to that the Beats edition embellishments and you have a very appealing little package.

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Driver Convenience
Front assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitor, city emergency braking and predictive pedestrian protection
Digital clock
Driver alert system
Emergency call service
Lights on warning
Multifunction computer plus
Power assisted speed sensitive steering
Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gauge
Start/stop system
Volkswagen connect
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Wireless app connect
Exterior Features
Halogen clear headlights with range adjustable including automatic headlights on
Manual dimmable interior rear-view mirror
Solid paint
Black door mirrors with integrated indicators
Black grille with chrome surround
Black radiator grille with chrome louvres
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body coloured side sills
Electric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with reverse activated kerb view adjustment on passenger's side
Front windscreen washers and wipers with 4 speed intermittent delay
Heat insulating rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tinted
Heated rear window with auto timer
High level 3rd brake light
LED daytime running lights
LED rear number plate lights
Rear electric windows
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay, reverse activated
Unique beats decals on bonnet and roof
Unique beats door sill protectors
Unique beats logo on B pillar
Interior Features
Manual air conditioning
2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
2 front and 2 rear reading lights
2 front cupholders and 12 V socket with cover
3 rear head restraints
60/40 split folding rear seat
Centre console storage with open storage compartment
Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dust/pollen filter
Folding rear seat backrest
Front + rear carpet mats
Front head restraints
Front seat backrest storage pockets
Front sport seats with height adjustment and beats logo on rear backrest
Gear lever gaiter in black trim surround
Glovebox
Handbrake grip button in chrome effect
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Instrument lighting, adjustable panel illumination
Interior light with delay
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
Leather gear knob and handbrake grip
Leather multifunction steering wheel
Leatherette door panels
Luggage compartment cover, removable
Luggage compartment lighting
Storage compartment in front doors
Storage compartment in rear doors
Storage compartment under front seats
Tracks 2 cloth seat centre section leatherette with side bolsters
Packs
Composition Media Pack - Polo
Wheels
16" Torsby black diamond turned alloy wheels
Tyre mobility kit
Entertainment
Beats audio system with 6 speakers, digital 8 channel amplifier, subwoofer, 300w total power output
Diversity antenna for FM reception
Safety
3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS
Automatic post collision braking
Driver/front passenger airbag
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints
ESP with EDL + ASR
Front and rear passenger curtain airbags
Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front seat side impact airbags
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Hill hold control
Single tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Electronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Technical
Battery regeneration during braking
Galvanished body
Trim
Air vents in High gloss black
Limestone grey decorative inserts
Velvet red trim in dash and centre console
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.255
CO2 (g/km) 104
HC 0.041
Noise Level dB(A) 69
NOx 0.028
Particles 0.0002
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 121
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 129
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 121
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 129
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 109
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 168
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 124
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 999
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 5 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 61.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 70.6
EC Urban (mpg) 49.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb 53.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 53.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 50.4
WLTP - MPG - High 61.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 57.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 61.4
WLTP - MPG - Low 42.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 42.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium 55.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 55.4
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 95
Coin Description TSI 95
Coin Series Beats
Generation Mark 6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 8E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 76
NCAP Safety Assist % 59
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.8
Engine Power - BHP 95
Engine Power - KW 70
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 129
Engine Torque - MKG 17.8
Engine Torque - NM 175
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 116
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear 195/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style TORSBY
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1461
Length 4053
Wheelbase 2551
Width 1751
Width (including mirrors) 1964
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 40
Gross Vehicle Weight 1620
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1125
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 351
Max. Loading Weight 532
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 580
Minimum Kerbweight 1088
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.6

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