Polo is the second best-seller for Volkswagen in the UK, after Golf. Volkswagen decided to upgrade their award-winning Polo SE trim, adding even more extras and additional equipment to the new Match level.
A notable change is new 15-inch ‘Seyene’ alloy wheels, redesigned front fog lights, rear tinted-windows, and front and rear parking sensors.
Polo Match gets three engine and gearbox configurations. All of them are based on the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit. The 80 PS EVO engine offers the option of 5-speed manual gearbox only. The more powerful 95 PS turbocharged motor is available with either a five-speed manual or with a seven-speed DSG transmission. The manufacturer promises low running costs are promised for all variants. The laboratory tests for WLTP-certifying shows CO2 emissions of 125 - 139 g/km, while the fuel economy on the combined WLTP cycle varies from 6.5 to 5.5 l/100km.
The additional equipment on the Match upgrades the already included extra features in the outgoing SE trim level. Some of the newly added functionalities are the Car-Net App-Connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 8.0-inch Composition Media infotainment system and ergonomic lumbar adjustment for the front seats.
Volkswagen’s flagship in the supermini segment enjoyed a successful year for awards in 2019, winning trophies like ‘Small Car of the Year’ from What Car?, Company Car Today’s ‘Supermini of the Year’ prize, ‘Safe Car of the Year’ at the First Car Awards and ‘Small Car of the Year’ from the UK Car of the Year panel. The German manufacturer hopes to double this success this year.
The Polo is well-known in its segment, it offers a lot for its compact size and it is not a surprise to win so many trophies. It is not the first time for the small city model to triumph in the category. The new Match trim replaces SE with a considerable pack of additional equipment, and it will probably make the Polo even better.
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is popular in more than 150 markets around the world and produces vehicles at over 50 locations in 14 countries. Polo is one of the brand's best-sellers and prize-winning model over the years. Volkswagen is looking forward and develop new technologies, improve its vehicles and work hard for the further development of the automotive industry. Some of the key topics for the famous manufacturer are the future of E-mobility, smart mobility and the digital transformation of the brand.
Author: Danny Stoyanova