Body: Hatchback Year: 13/13
Fuel Type: Petrol
Quote Reference Number: 0EH-503230
- Insurance Group14E
- Performance (BHP)105
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)124
- Road Tax£120
"Stunning looking Polo R finished in White with Black Wheels, comes fully prepared by our Trained Technicians for your peace of mind"
Darren Goble, General Manager
|Electric front windows|
|Heat insulating tinted glass|
|Heated rear window with auto timer|
|Front wash/wipe with interval delay|
|Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay|
|Rear tinted windows from B pillar back|
|HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)|
|ESP with EDL + ASR|
|Bluetooth Telephone preparation|
|PAS - speed related|
|Service interval indicator|
|'Lights On' warning buzzer|
|Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened|
|Multifunction computer - Midline|
|Body coloured door mirrors|
|Electric operated/heated door mirrors|
|Matt chrome trim|
|MDI with USB/iPod connection cables|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body coloured side sills|
|Load lip protective shield|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Door sill kick plates|
|Chrome trimmed radiator grille louvre inserts|
|High gloss black grille|
|High gloss black finish B pillar|
|Front fog lights|
|Daytime running lights|
|Static Cornering function for fog lights|
|Steering column rake adjustment|
|Reach adjustable steering column|
|Front door pockets|
|Centre console storage|
|4 grab handles|
|Chrome interior door handles|
|Luggage compartment cover|
|Leather trimmed three spoke steering wheel|
|Variable boot floor|
|Black roof lining|
|2 bag hooks in luggage compartment|
|12V socket with cover|
|Note pad holder, pen holder and coin holder in glove box|
|Kyalami cloth upholstery|
|Luggage compartment lighting|
|Delay courtesy light function|
|Instrument panel - Illumination control|
|Comfort Pack - Polo|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Two tone horn|
|Front side airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners|
|3x3 point rear seatbelts|
|Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints|
|Rear head restraints|
|Front seat backrest storage nets|
|Driver seat height adjust|
|Front head restraints|
|Front passenger seat height adjust|
|Easy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)|
|Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats|
|Front sport seats|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|Electronic engine immobiliser|
|Alarm with interior protection|
|Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|16" Mallory alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel bolts|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Steel space saver spare wheel|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
The Volkswagen Polo R Line is, if we're honest, just a bit of fun. Available with the 1.2 TSI, 60 and 70ps engines, R Line buyers get a styling kit, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a well-equipped interior. If you're going to buy a petrol Polo and feel like treating yourself, it's a decent pick.
Volkswagen has done much in recent years to improve the Polo's value proposition. This supermini still sits towards the upper echelons of the class, but it's no loner priced in such a way that it's conspicuously removed from its more mainstream rivals. For a car with a premium look and feel, it's perhaps surprising that there haven't been more convincingly sporty Polos down the years. Enthusiasts might recall the supercharged G40 with nostalgia but since then we've had a few GTI models that while competent have never really manage to downsize the Golf GTI's almost universal appeal. This Polo R Line isn't going to change that position. It's a ritzy trim for the 1.2-litre TSI model that suggests it's a hot version with its spoilers and alloys but is in fact just a styling job. While petrolheads may sniff at it, it's nevertheless a very smart looking car that keeps a firm cap on insurance bills. There's a lot to be said for that.
The 1.2-litre TSI engine might sound a little underwhelming at just 105PS, but the bald paper figures give no clue as to its real verve. This engine propels the Polo R Line from rest to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds, and on to a top speed of 118 mph, but the turbocharged tot feels like a bigger capacity normally aspirated motor in some regards and the way it picks up cleanly from low revs is better than many such powerplants. It's remarkably refined at speed too and given that the suspension is entirely Polo standard, you'll be treated to a firmish ride but one that successfully conquers the high-speed patter that can flummox many superminis on motorways. The driving position would appear hard to better and the car's damping is excellent. The inert feel of Polos of the past has well and truly gone. This is a car you can enjoy driving. The standard six-speed manual gearbox isn't the last word in tactile delight, but the steering is accurate, the brakes extremely reassuring and it's all backed up by the fitment of ESP stability control should your ambition outweigh your ability. There's a noticeable difference in how the Polo rides on 16 and 17-inch wheels, the latter giving a bit of thump through the chassis in town. Fortunately this R Line model goes for 16-inch rims.
Design and Build
The R Line gets a body styling pack that comprises deeper R Line front and rear bumpers, a black gloss radiator grille with R Line badging, deeper side sills and 16-inch 'Mallory' alloy wheels. From the B-pillars back, the glass is dark-tinted and 65 per cent light-absorbing, while the standard front foglights also include a static cornering function. It's a well-judged set of styling adornments; not so over the top that the car runs the risk of being a sheep in wolf's clothing but just enough to get it noticed as something a little different to a basic Polo Match. There's plenty of space inside, with this latest Polo's length up by 36mm to 3,952mm compared to its predecessor. Passengers benefit from increased leg and headroom as well as more space in the rear to stow their luggage. There's a 280-litre boot which increases to 952-litres when the rear seats are folded down. Volkswagen has worked on another low key but high quality cabin environment for the Polo. Soft touch plastics and subtle aluminium detailing are the order of the day alongside the more extrovert R Line details.
Market and Model
The R Line opens at just over £15,000 for the three-door car, with the five-door tacking just over £600 onto the asking price. Is that reasonable? Given the amount of gear you get, I'd say it's not far off the mark. Customers get brushed aluminium scuff plates with R Line logos, sports seats with 'Kyalami' cloth upholstery and an R Line logo on the headrests, along with a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel with R Line logo and aluminium-capped pedals. Otherwise the kit list is fairly generous, including an RCD 310 radio/CD player with six speakers and an interface for plugging in an iPod or similar devices, Semi-automatic air conditioning, a multifunction trip computer, electric windows (including in the rear on five-door models), height-adjustable front seats, a split-folding rear-seat backrest, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors, front and rear reading lights, a tyre pressure monitor and remote central locking are all standard fit items.
Cost of Ownership
Insurance bills have been kept in check by the fact that the R Line is mechanically identical to other 1.2-litre TSI models in the Polo line up, and the Group 13 rating isn't going to scare too many away. Economy and emissions aren't anything to get too flustered about either. As long as you aren't perpetually buzzing the turbocharger up to speed, you might well approach the 53.3mpg fuel consumption figure. Even around town Volkswagen reckons the Polo R Line will get 41.5 miles from a gallon, although if experience is anything to go by, this may well be a more realistic target to aim at as an overall figure in day to day driving. Emissions are rated at 124g/km which isn't bad but is far from the best in its class. Residual values, however, are some of the most impressive and this R Line model looks set to be in strong demand on the used market, buoying residuals beyond the usual 38 per cent after three years mark for the Polo 1.2 TSI.
Electric front windows, ABS, Bluetooth Telephone preparation, PAS - speed related, Service interval indicator, Body coloured door mirrors, Matt chrome trim, MDI with USB/iPod connection cables, Body colour door handles...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||9.7|
|Engine Power - BHP||105|
|Engine Power - KW||77|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||129|
|Engine Torque - MKG||18|
|Engine Torque - NM||175|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1550|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||124 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||71|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||53.3|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||62.8|
|EC Urban (mpg)||41.5|
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