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New VW Polo – Automatic models pricing announced

The South African pricing for the new VW Polo‘s automatic specifications has been announced.

These hatchbacks start at R370,700 for the Polo Life DSG and R421,900 for the Polo R-Line DSG.

The facelifted Polo range went on sale in South Africa in January 2022 but has thus far only been available in Polo Manual and Polo Life Manual, as well as Polo GTI specifications.

“Volkswagen sold 1,455 units of the new Polo in the first month of retail. The 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG derivatives account for 40% of the sales volume of the Polo model range,” said VW South Africa.

As of later February, these automatic variants will go on sale, taking the local Polo range up to five specifications.


The new VW Polo Life DSG sees a digital instrument cluster, a 6.5-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, front and rear parking sensors, electric folding mirrors, lumbar support for the front seats, a leather multifunction steering wheel, shifter paddles, and 15-inch “Essex” alloy wheels as standard.

The Polo R-Line further gets dual-zone climate control, the upgraded 8.0-inch Composition Media infotainment system, a wireless charger, 16-inch “Valencia” alloy wheels, and the sportier R-Line body kit.

Both automatic Polos then feature the same 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine found in the manual models, tuned to deliver 85kW and 200Nm and coupled to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

This is good for a 0-100km/h sprint of 11.3 seconds – 0.5 seconds slower than the 70kW manual variants.


The South African pricing for the complete 2022 VW Polo line-up is as follows:

  • VW Polo 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual – R311,800
  • VW Polo Life 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual – R350,000
  • VW Polo Life 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG – R370,700
  • VW Polo R-Line 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG – R421,900
  • VW Polo GTI 2.0 TSI 147kW DSG – R489,400

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

VW Polo R-Line


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