Revamp blasts Polo to next level

Revamp blasts Polo to next levelPricing starts from $17,990 before on-road costs for the Trendline when equipped with a five-speed manual transmission – adding a seven-speed DSG automatic adds a further $2500 to the price. The new point of entry represents a $500 premium over the outgoing model.

Power for the Trendline comes from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit that produces a serviceable 70kW of power and a more than helpful 175Nm of torque. Claimed fuel use is 4.8 l/100km for the manual and 5.0 l/100km when paired with the DSG.

There are a number of options and you can specify your Polo with an R-Line package (R17,000) offering 17-inch alloys, flared side sills and sportier front and rear valances.

Pricing for the model starts at R235,900 rising to R302,300.

The Polo seems to have once again moved the game forward and I have little doubt it will reclaim its position as the best-selling model in its class.

Revamp blasts Polo to next level

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