Volkswagen Polo | 1.0 TSI 95 SE Tech Edition 5dr


VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.0 TSI 95 SE Tech Edition 5dr
PersonalLease
£173.02Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£144.18Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£1,557.14 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£1,297.62 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Alloy Wheels
Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Remote Central Locking
Remote Central Locking
Air Con
Air Con

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Electric front windows
  • Front wash/wipe with interval delay
  • Heat insulating tinted glass
  • Heated rear window with auto timer
  • Rear electric windows
  • Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
BRAKES
  • ABS
  • Automatic post collision braking
  • ESP with EDL ASR
  • Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes
  • HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • Hill hold control
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth Telephone preparation
  • Car-Net App-Connect
DRIVER AIDS
  • Cruise control speed limiter
  • Driver alert system
  • PAS - speed related
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Start/stop system
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Discover navigation European map data
  • Multifunction colour display
  • Service interval indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric operated/heated door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Air vents in High gloss black
  • Black high gloss trim
ENGINE
  • Battery regeneration during braking
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 6 speakers
  • Composition media system with radio, glovebox mounted CD, colour touch screen, SD card, aux-in, USB, multimedia interface
  • DAB Digital radio
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Black radiator grille with chrome insert
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour rear spoiler
  • Body coloured side sills
  • Fully galvanised body
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • Halogen clear headlights with integrated indicators and range adjustable
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear number plate lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Dust/pollen filter
  • Manual air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
  • 2 cupholders
  • 3 spoke steering wheel
  • 4 grab handles
  • Centre console storage
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Chrome plated light switch
  • Front door pockets
  • Gear lever gaiter in high glass black trim surround
  • Glovebox
  • Handbrake grip button in chrome effect
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Jack and tool kit
  • Luggage compartment cover, removable
  • Millie cloth upholstery
  • Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake grip
  • Storage compartment in front doors
  • Storage compartment in rear doors
  • Storage compartment under front seats
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Variable boot floor
  • Variable Luggage compartment
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination
  • Interior light with delay
  • Luggage compartment lighting
PACKS
  • Light and sight pack - Polo
SAFETY
  • 3 point height adj front seatbelts pretensioners
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Driver/front passenger airbag
  • Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
  • Front and rear curtain airbags with front side airbags
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SEATS
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment underseat drawers
  • Front seat backrest storage nets
  • Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
SECURITY
  • Alarm with remote central locking and interior protection
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 15" Sassari alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts and low rolling resistance tyres
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Full size spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO: 0.255
  • CO2: 104
  • HC: 8E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • NOx: 0.028
  • Particles: 0.0002
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 999
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 12
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 61.4
  • EC Extra Urban: 68.9
  • EC Urban: 53.3
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: 81976
  • Coin Description: TSI 95
  • Coin Series: SE Tech Edition
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 59
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 95
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 96
  • Special Edition: True
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 76
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 85
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 10.8
  • BHP: 95
  • Engine Power KW: 70
  • Engine Power RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 129
  • Engine Torque MKG: 17.9
  • Engine Torque NM: 175
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2000
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 116
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 185/65 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear: 185/65 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare: FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style: SASSARI
  • Wheel Type: 15" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1461
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4053
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.6
  • Wheelbase: 2548
  • Width (including mirrors): 1964
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 351
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 40
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1640
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1125
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 570
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1070
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 570

Reviews

Volkswagen Polo JUNIOR PARTNER (73/100)

The Volkswagen Polo GTI has long lived in the shadow of its bigger brother, the Golf GTI. Does it step into the light with this latest model? Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

If you're looking for a quick and discreet supermini that brings with it the trappings of big car quality, this Volkswagen Polo GTI is well worth a look. It's finally the fun steer it always should have been.

Background

Students of automotive history will know many of them. You know, the cars that would have been remembered far more fondly had they not been overshadowed by a far more illustrious stablemate? In the Eighties, the Audi S2 coupe had no chance whatsoever following in the footsteps of the brand's iconic Quattro coupe and the Peugeot 309 GTI might actually have been a better drive than the legend that was the 205 GTI. If you want the undisputed champ of neglected sibling syndrome though, look no further than the Volkswagen Polo GTI, apparently forever condemned to be the car people walk past in showrooms to moon over the Golf GTI. Volkswagen seems rather fed up with this state of affairs and, after many years of building warmish Polos that left British buyers somewhat underwhelmed, the gloves have finally come off. Game on.

Driving Experience

As well as playing second fiddle to the Golf, the Polo GTI has traditionally had to give best to the Ford Fiesta ST in the supermini hot hatch class. The latest Polo GTI sets out to rectify that issue, the old 190PS 1.8-litre turbo engine being ditched in favour of a far heavier duty 200PS 2.0-litre TSI unit, a de-tuned version of the powerplant used in the Golf GTI. From there, power is delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual clutch DSG transmission, both options resulting in an identical sub-7.0sec sprint to 62mph. Why's that? It's because Volkswagen lets the engine deliver more torque when it's paired with the manual 'box, offsetting the slower shift times. The mechanical spec delivers lowered, stiffened suspension springs, uprated anti-roll bars and upgraded passive dampers as standard, though you can order switchable 'sport select' adaptive suspension as an option. Changes over the standard Polo include different front suspension knuckles, a stiffer torsion beam at the rear, revised suspension bushings and different axle geometries and roll centres. It all delivers a much more focused hot hatch. Those who prefer a more playful chassis and more communicative steering might still prefer the livewire Ford, but there's clearly been a lot of thought - and budget - poured into the Polo's dynamics.

Design and Build

The Polo GTI doesn't really go too large on extrovert styling, with much the same low-key, high quality aesthetics as the Golf. Viewed on a spec sheet, there's a lot of changes to the standard car, but the net effect in the metal is muted, discreet and classy. There's a more aggressive 'GTI Styling Pack' with uniquely-shaped front and rear bumpers and a black honeycomb front air intake. Plus some tidy 17-inch 'Parker' alloy wheels specially developed for this model. It also rides 15mm lower on its sports suspension. Drop inside and you'll find special 'Jacara cloth' seating, which is almost certainly the most extrovert aspect of the Polo GTI's entire attire. You'll notice the latest shape instrument panel that has been redesigned and your hands grip a chunkier red-stitched wheel rim. The centre console has also been given a makeover with heating and ventilation controls now easier to operate. Soft touch plastics and subtle aluminium detailing are the order of the day but the cabin is notably less austere than before. Aluminium-look pedals, black gloss instrument surrounds, red-stitched carpet mats and 'Velvet Red' decorative fascia inserts all add a more extrovert feel. There's a much bigger 355-litre boot that increases to 1,125-litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Market and Model

The list price of over £20,000 might seem a bit steep for a Polo but you do get a lot o equipment included. Many will want the DSG auto gearbox and with that, your Polo GTI will cost just over £21,000. There's a 'GTI+' version for another £1,500. Equipment for the standard Polo GTI runs to 17-inch wheels featuring red brake callipers, lowered sports suspension, a 'GTI' body styling pack, an XDS electronic differential lock and a 'Driving profile selection' driving modes system. A top 'GTI+' trim level further adds LED headlights, auto headlamps, rear tinted glass, keyless entry, power-folding mirrors, 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control' and the 'Active Info' instrument binnacle display. On to safety, an area where Volkswagen now claims class leadership with this model. Standard now on all Polos is a 'Front Assist' system that on the open road, scans the road ahead as you drive for potential accident hazards, warning you if one is detected and automatically braking if necessary. You get that same kind of functionality at urban speeds too, as part of a 'City Emergency Braking' system included as part of the 'Front Assist' package. This set-up also includes 'Predictive Pedestrian Protection' that specifically searches for pedestrians who might be about to step out in front of you and, if necessary, can initiate braking to avoid them.

Cost of Ownership

This being Volkswagen, you'd probably be shocked were this car not challenging amongst the class best in terms of efficiency. Sure enough, even with DSG auto transmission fitted - in this case a 6-speed unit - this GTI variant manages 47.9mpg and 134g/km of CO2. A lot of that's thanks to the lighter weight of the MQB A0 platform that now underpins the latest generation version of this car. If you want to get close to the quoted figures on a egular basis, you'll need to make use of the provided 'Eco' option in the standard 'Driving profile selection', that mode able to focus all of the car's systems on maximum frugality. Plus if you've downloaded the free 'Volkswagen Connect' app that comes with this car, you'll find it includes a 'Challenges' section that sets efficiency driving targets, encouraging you to collect points and trophies, with bonus challenges to improve your scores. Start getting a bit keen with the options and you'll see those famously resilient Volkswagen residuals crumble somewhat too. Just about the only options that used buyers will pay extra for are satellite navigation and the DSG transmission, but straight away these features will add nearly £2,000 to the used car asking price.

Summary

The Volkswagen Polo GTI is a car that's never really been let off the leash for fear of cannibalising sales of the more profitable Golf GTI, and has never quite learned to let its hair down. Until now. You could genuinely enjoy yourself in one of these, and that's something we've never really been able to say of Polo GTI models in the past. True, when it comes down to it, you could argue that rivals like the Ford Fiesta ST, the Peugeot 208 GTI, the Renaultsport Clio 200, the MINI Cooper S or the Suzuki Swift Sport could all put a bigger grin on your face through a twisting country road. But the Polo GTI will get close to them and at the same time is a much better, more mature, more refined everyday proposition than such competitors. It is, in short, the consummate all-rounder in this class. Overall, the Polo GTI is accomplished but not touched with magic. The Golf's legend is safe for the time being.

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Initial Rental: £1,297.62 ex. VAT