Volkswagen Polo R Line: Price Announced
Posted on , by Nick Preston
The Polo R Line is clearly distinguised by it’s unique styling pack consiting of deeper, more sportier front and rear bumpers, a black glossed radiator grille with the R Line badge, deeper side sills and 16″ Mallory alloy wheels. The glass from the B-pillar towards to rear is dark-tinted and 65 per cent light-absorbing.
Inside, the vehicle includes sport seats with Kyalami cloth upholstery and an R Line logo on the headrests, a leather-trimmed steering wheel also with the R Line logo and aluminium capped pedals, while the roof lining is finished in black cloth.
Standard equipment is confirmed to include RCD 310 radio and CD player with six speakers and multi-device interface with iPod support, Climatic semi-automatic air conditioning, a multifunction trip computer, electric windows – including rear windows on the 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.
The R Line will be made available with just a single engine option, Volkswagen has confirmed: the existing 1.2-litre 105PS TSI petrol unit, with a six-speed manual gearbox. The R Line boasts acceleration of 0-62mph in 9.7 seconds with a top speed of 118mph, whilst fuel economy is rated at 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and carbon dioxide emissions at 124g per kilometre driven.
Pricing will start at £15,195 on the road for the three-door version, increasing to £15,815 for the five-door model, with both versions now available to order ahead of an expected July 2012 delivery.
Volkswagen Polo R Line Pictures
What do i think?
Well, im massively dissapointed with the Volkswagen Polo R as it isn’t AWD and the power output is a joke. I was expecting there to be at least 200bhp considering it has the ‘R’ badge but it looks like Volkswagen are turning the R label into a styling pack rather than a performance car.
I won’t be selling my Golf MK4 R32 any time soon!