For Life's Adventurers

Whatever lies ahead, the new Polo has got you covered.

Man is petting a dog near Polo

2018 World Urban Car

The Road to World Car journey concluded today at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the Volkswagen Polo as the 2018 World Urban Car.

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"5* - It's a brilliantly strong package" - WhatCar?

Don’t just take our word for it. Respected automotive experts at WhatCar have given the new Polo a glowing 5* review.

And we agree.

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No challenge too big

Bigger and better than ever before, the charismatic new Polo is designed to meet the challenges of the modern world.

Advanced safety features like standard Pedestrian Detection and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking minimise your risk of an accident while the optional Adaptive Cruise Control takes the stress out of long drives.

But it’s not just the advanced safety features effortless smartphone connectivity and high-quality audio calls make it easy for you to access everything that matters to you.

Take a tour of the Polo

Take a closer glimpse into the Polo with the 360 visualiser. Here you can see both the exterior and interior of the car and see how it looks with different paint, wheels, and interior upholsteries.

Couple talking by a Polo at a campsite


Keeping you safe and comfortable

A helping hand when you need it most

Taking the stress out of unexpected situations, the new Polo keeps you safer than ever before. If the Front Assist detects a possible collision, it lets you know with an acoustic and visual warning and prepares the car for emergency braking. If you don’t react, City Emergency Braking steps in to slow the car down, with the aim of fully avoiding a collision or reducing its impact.

Polo with front assist stopping infront of a pedestrian
Polo Blind Spot Detector

Better than eyes in the back of your head

Helping you react to whatever’s going on around you, the optional Blind Spot Detection sensor provides a handy LED display in your wing mirror whenever a vehicle enters your blind spot.

And for when you’re done driving and are ready to park, the optional Rear View Camera displays what’s behind the new Polo on your dashboard Infotainment screen. It also overlays guidelines onto the image, allowing you to easily judge your distance from obstacles.

Comfortable cruising

Busy motorway traffic means you constantly have to react to other drivers. The new Polo makes your life a little easier: at the touch of a button, the optional Adaptive Cruise Control uses a radar to sense your distance from the vehicle ahead. The system automatically brakes or accelerates to make sure you stay the same distance from the vehicle in front - it can even bring your car to a complete stop with the addition of the optional DSG dual clutch gearbox.

Interior of a Polo

As connected as you are

Navigation and entertainment at your fingertips

Infotainment Systems

Life is about the journey, not the destination. The new Polo’s sophisticated infotainment systems let you make every trip into an adventure. Connect your smartphone to make crystal clear hands-free calls, use the SatNav to discover new places in your local area, or enjoy the latest music with a premium media system.

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Woman sitting in a Polo while on her phone

Stay connected

Thanks to Car-Net ‘App-Connect’, your smartphone, your music, your messages, the internet, and selected apps are available at your fingertips. Simply connect your smartphone via USB to the infotainment touch-screen and your phone integrates seamlessly into your infotainment system allowing you to listen to your favorite music, use your phone, view messages or check the latest news and journey information. It’s that simple to stay connected on every trip.

Only available on compatible smartphones including iPhone 5 and above.

Polo driving on a coastal road

Take the scenic route

As well as helping you to avoid congestion using live traffic data, you can use the Discover Navigation system with a Car-Net Guide & Inform package to discover new restaurants, attractions, and more. So the next time you’re free on a sunny Sunday, why not hop in the car and see where the road takes you?

Discover Navigation is standard on the Polo SEL.

Polo composition media system

Looks as good as it sounds

With a gorgeous 20.3 cm (8 inch) touchscreen with glass display, the Composition Media system is a delight to use – simply touch the screen, just like your phone. Featuring an SD card slot and playback for MP3 and WMA files, the six rich-sounding speakers will be music to your ears.

The Composition Media system includes a Bluetooth phone system for popular mobile phone models and also features a USB connection.

Designed for living

Eye-catching, from any angle


The new Polo has had a modern, sporty facelift. With a fresh, clean style and dynamic lines, it strikes the perfect balance between design and function. With sports seats, high-gloss decorative trim in a variety of colours, a black roof, sporty alloy wheels and a whole host of other features, the optional design packages offer all the customisation options you need to create your own unique Polo.

Passenger showing driver phone while in a Polo

Not so small, but just as tough

Sometimes bigger is better. That’s why the new Polo is longer, wider, and has an increased wheel base. The result? Even more headroom and legroom for driver and passengers alike.

An impressive 351 litres boot capacity means that not only is there space for all your shopping - you can also pack everything you need to head off on your next adventure.


As impressive on the inside as it is on the outside

Delight in the details. Volkswagen’s signature “Tornado line” creates a clear contour that sweeps around the new Polo, arching over the front side panels, gliding along the standard four doors and curving around the rear. It entices your eyes around the vehicle, conveying a dynamic sense of movement that will keep you gazing for hours.


Lighting the way

When it comes to lighting the way, the new Polo’s optional LED headlights and daytime running lights shine bright. With a long life and creating a colour similar to daylight, they improve visibility for you in adverse weather – and even better, they’re energy saving.


Your new Polo, your way

Polo beats

Polo beats

If music is your life, you’ll be eager to hear all about our Polo beats model, designed for those who demand premium quality audio. The sound specialists at beats Electronic have worked to tune six loudspeakers and a subwoofer to optimise sound quality in the new Polo, so you can expect the same energetic and full sound you enjoy with Beats headphones.

The Polo beats also boasts unique design features: the striking film adhesive, exclusively designed for the Polo, based on the selected paintwork colour.

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Polo GTI

Polo GTI

In contrast, the Polo GTI sports characteristic insignia, including the honeycomb grille, red decorative strips, red brake calipers, twin tail pipes, front and rear spoilers along with the GTI lettering.

The interior continues the GTI look with a sports steering wheel featuring decorative stitching as well as the typical GTI gear lever. The Polo GTI exemplifies the GTI essence with its sporty handling and exceptional design.

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Exciting, sporty and stylish, the new Polo R-Line is no ordinary model. It has its own unique styling, providing a level of specification that is fitting for a car of this stature, adding to the excitement of driving this eye-catching car. Thanks to the ‘R-Line’ exterior styling pack, it’s easy to recognise this distinctive model, with its specially designed front and rear bumpers and unique ‘C’ signature ‘Gloss Black’ front air intakes and radiator grille. The unique ‘R-Line’ badging and striking 16 inch ‘Sebring’ Galvano Grey alloy wheels add the finishing touch, creating a look that’s sleek, stylish and distinctively R-Line.

Polo R-Line