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New VW Polo – What you can get for the same price

The new VW Polo recently launched in South Africa, landing in the country’s fiercely-competitive hatchback segment.

VW’s latest model starts at just over R300,000 for the “VW Polo” model, and goes up to R489,400 for the top-end GTI variant.

Sitting in the middle is the Polo Life DSG – which retails for R370,700.

For your money you get a stylish hatchback that is powered by a 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine delivering 85kW and 200Nm.

This is paired to a seven-speed automatic gearbox that drives the front wheels.

Inside, VW has included a digital instrument cluster, a 6.5-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lumbar support for the front seats, a leather multifunction steering wheel, and shifter paddles.

These features are complemented by front and rear parking sensors, electric folding mirrors, and 15-inch “Essex” alloy wheels as standard.

Each model is then sold with a 3-year/120,000km warranty and 3-year/45,000km EasyDrive service plan.

The competition

The new Polo is facing strong competition in South Africa, and has big shoes to fill in the VW line-up.

As one of the best-selling cars in the country on a consistent basis, it must offer value, comfort, performance, and style to ensure it retains its crown.

Below, we take a look at hatchbacks from other brands which are available for the same price as the Polo Life DSG, and offer similar features.


Suzuki Swift 1.4T Sport Auto – R382,900


Peugeot 208 1.2T Allure Auto – R396,900


Ford Fiesta 1.0T Titanium Auto – R382,900


Hyundai i20 1.0T Fluid Auto – R362,500


Honda Fit 1.5 Elegance – R370,700


Mazda 2 1.5 Hazumi – R383,900


Citroen C3 1.2T Shine – R352,900


Kia Rio 1.4 Tec Auto – R367,995


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