Volkswagen UK has enriched the popular Polo range with the addition of the Match Edition model, available to order from Volkswagen Retailers on 21 December. Prices start at £13,315 OTR for the model with enhanced technology, which also comes with a choice of four engines. Among the highlights of the Polo Match Edition is Car-Net App-Connect which integrates smartphones to the car via a USB connection, and allows Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink apps to control the device.
Practical information and apps such as Skype and Spotify – can also be accessed by the Car-Net App-Connect system – which also features on the distinctive Polo Beats model – while for Android smartphones, Google Voice Control functionality is also enabled. Car-Net App-Connect builds on the car’s standard Composition Media infotainment system, too, for further useful interactivity.
For MirrorLink users, Volkswagen has developed special apps including Call & Remind for those all-important ‘to do’ lists, as well as Cam Connect, which lets a GoPro® Hero4 camera be placed in the car and a still image shown on the infotainment screen on demand. Video from the camera can also be streamed when the car is moving slowly or is at a halt.
Aside from the heightened technology count, standard equipment on the value-driven new Polo Match Edition is high. Features on the Polo Match Edition include auto-dimming rear view mirror and auto-sensing windscreen wipers, cruise control, a ‘coming/leaving home’ function for the lights, electrically-heated door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, as well as 15-inch ‘Stratford’ alloy wheels.
Three petrol and one diesel engines power the Polo Match Edition. A 1.0-litre petrol unit starts the range, and is available in 59 and 74bhp forms, while Volkswagen’s familiar 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine with 89bhp provides a little more go, and can be chosen with either a manual or DSG automatic gearbox. A 1.4-litre TDI diesel engine with 74bhp completes the Match Edition range, and Volkswagen states it offers as much as 74.3mpg* on the combined cycle.
For additional details on the Polo Match Edition and the complete Polo range, visit the Volkswagen UK website. Pricing for the Polo Match Edition is below.
2016 VOLKSWAGEN POLO MATCH EDITION PRICES (UK)
1.0 BMT 59bhp, 108g/km, five-speed manual, 3dr: £13,315
1.0 BMT 59bhp, 108g/km, five-speed manual, 5dr: £13,945
1.0 BMT 74bhp, 108g/km, five-speed manual, 3dr: £13,840
1.0 BMT 74bhp, 108g/km, five-speed manual, 5dr: £14,470
1.2 TSI BMT 89bhp, 109g/km, five-speed manual, 3dr: £14,460
1.2 TSI BMT 89bhp, 109g/km, five-speed manual, 5dr: £15,090
1.2 TSI BMT 89bhp, 109g/km, seven-speed DSG, 3dr: £15,835
1.2 TSI BMT 89bhp, 109g/km, seven-speed DSG, 5dr: £16,465
1.4 TDI BMT 74bhp, 97g/km, five-speed manual, 3dr: £15,525
1.4 TDI BMT 74bhp, 97g/km, five-speed manual, 5dr: £16,155
* Fuel consumption and CO2 figures are obtained under standardised EU test conditions (Directive 93/116/EEC). This allows a direct comparison between different manufacturer models but may not represent the actual fuel consumption achieved in ‘real world’ driving conditions. More information is available on the Volkswagen website at www.volkswagen.co.uk and at www.dft.gov.uk/vca