Volkswagen has added a new R Line trim to the Volkswagen Polo line-up

Volkswagen has added a new R Line trim to the Volkswagen Polo line-up. Available with VW’s existing 103bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged TSI petrol engine and six-speed manual gearbox, R Line Polos will hit 62 mph in 9.7 seconds and go on to a top speed of 118 mph.

Based on the current ‘Match’ spec Polo, R Line cars add deeper front and rear bumpers, a black gloss radiator grille and deeper side sills. Kit also includes 16-inch alloys and rear tinted glass.

Standard interior equipment comprises a six speaker stereo with iPod connectivity, sports seats, air conditioning, electric windows and electric, heated door mirrors. The car’s front grille, seats, steering wheel and aluminium scuff plates all carry R Line badging.

The Polo R Line can be ordered now (ahead of official sales in July) with prices starting from £15,195 for the three-door model and £15,815 for the five-door version.

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30 April 2012

I like the idea of the R Line as a good old fashioned warm hatch. I'm even more pleased to see a VW product fitted with a conventional six speed gearbox.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

30 April 2012

I've driven this car in its current SEL format - i think it's the best model in the range. The R-Line gives it a bit more style and makes it a "GTI-lite"

All of the Polo's ride and handle well, but the 1.2's are a bit slow as is the normal 1.4. The GTI at the other end of the scale is tremendously fast, but DSG only!! (DSG is good, but really you want a manual!)

This 1.2 TSI is a great balance, pretty quick, economical, nice to drive, it's great.

Pricey though.

30 April 2012

It's a shame about the price, because the rest of the car seems really good.

30 April 2012

Ibiza FR then maybe...?

1.2 TSI 105 now available with the FR "warm" looks, and £13,465 for the 3dr.

30 April 2012

[quote nettingham]

Ibiza FR then maybe...?

1.2 TSI 105 now available with the FR "warm" looks, and £13,465 for the 3dr.

[/quote]

Sounds good!

30 April 2012

That is a lot of money for not even that warm a hatch! Swift sport for £13499 anyone? Might as well have a proper warm hatch

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What is going on with the forum? You can't see anything other than the first 10 comments. Please Autocar, can you fix it? Everyone has been complaining about this for MONTHS now.

30 April 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

I like the idea of the R Line as a good old fashioned warm hatch. I'm even more pleased to see a VW product fitted with a conventional six speed gearbox.

[/quote] And you wonder why people buy second hand!

Peter Cavellini.

30 April 2012

[quote Crixter]Pricey though[/quote]

It will have to happen some time I guess. More kit is going in and raw materials are going up. Relatively we've had a good deal as consumers for a long time regarding what you would call net pricing

30 April 2012

[quote Crixter]

I've driven this car in its current SEL format - i think it's the best model in the range.

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I've been wanting to try out one of the 1.2tsi models for ages now, but my local dealer just can't get hold of one. They say they sell very few of them, probably because they are only available in the pricey SEL trim (until now), and unfortunately the ones I see advertised are quite a distance away from me. I could try one of the Seat or Skoda alternatives, but VW are the only one that does the 6-speed gearbox with this engine.

30 April 2012

[quote superstevie]That is a lot of money for not even that warm a hatch! Swift sport for £13499 anyone? Might as well have a proper warm hatch[/quote]+ 1 The Polo is a good car but this still looks too plain.The R Line does not add anything to any VW model to be honest.

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