Priced from £13,315, the Polo Match gets top-spec infotainment and more driver assist features as standard
Sam Sheehan
19 December 2016

The Volkswagen Polo Match is a tech-heavy, run-out model for the sixth generation hatchback, ahead of an all-new Polo arriving next year.

The final version of VW’s Ford Fiesta rival is priced from £13,315 and gets top-spec Car-Net App-Connect infotainment as standard. This includes Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink smartphone connectivity, as well as increased app compatibility that includes Spotify and Skype.

Additionally, VW’s own Call & Remind app, which allows the driver to make a to-do list while stationary in the car, is featured, as is Cam Connect, which can link to a GoPro Hero4 camera and display its image on the screen.

There are also heated door mirrors with electric folding mechanisms, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, air conditioning and automatic wipers, plus follow-me-home headlights, rear parking sensors and cruise control are all included.

The car sits on 15-inch alloy wheels as standard, and comes in three and five-door bodystyles.

It gets a choice of three engines producing between 59bhp and 89bhp. There are two petrols, a 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, plus one diesel, a 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel.

The 1.2 petrol comes with a choice of manual or DSG automatic transmissions. The rest are exclusively mated to the former.

The current Polo will be replaced by an all-new model in 2017. The car will be larger and come available in five-door guise.

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19 December 2016
Good amount of kit offered with the car....not so sure they are 15 inch wheels on the picture though!

20 December 2016
AddyT wrote:

Good amount of kit offered with the car....not so sure they are 15 inch wheels on the picture though!

No, I don't think they are. Interesting that the image shows a 3-door model, though, as VW are going to deprive those of us who may need one of these with the new model. VW say its down to declining demand for 3-door versions - is that really the case? I see plenty of recently registered 3-door small hatches on the road, and, when manufacturers are filling any weird and wonderful niche you may imagine, it makes you wonder why they can't afford to fit in a pretty mainstream model like this.

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