Volkswagen’s Polo Sedan is the new standard
The 2023 Volkswagen Polo Sedan is the latest offering from the German car giant – a five-door compact sedan, designed to be an affordable and reliable vehicle for everyday use. The Polo Sedan is equipped with a range of features that make it a great choice for those looking for a practical and comfortable ride. Here is what you need to know.
The original Polo Sedan was produced from the 1970s through the 1980s and it was a popular choice for those who wanted a small, affordable car. In recent years the locally offered Polo Sedan was available with both petrol and diesel powertrains. The latest model of the Polo Sedan is based on VW Group’s MQB platform and will be offered with a petrol engine only, more on that later in the article.
The exterior design of the new Polo Sedan is a modern take on the classic styling of the original model. The exterior is sporty and stylish with a sophisticated appeal. The headlights and taillights feature LED technology, providing great visibility, and the car also features a set of 16-inch alloy wheels. The new Polo Sedan measures 4 561mm in length, 1 752mm in width and 1 507mm in height. Its sharp shoulder lines exude both power and elegance.
Inside, the Polo Sedan features a modern, plush cabin. It offers plenty of tech features as well. The Polo Sedan offers a stylish, versatile interior that offers the latest in connectivity and technology. The interior of the car is well laid out with plenty of space for passengers and luggage. There's a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob on selected models. For tech lovers, there's a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless mobile charging, wireless App-Connect system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Other niceties include features like keyless entry, ambient lighting, and Climatronic air-conditioning. For the shopaholics, you will be happy to know that luggage space is around 521 liters.
Safety is a priority for Volkswagen and the Polo Sedan is equipped with a range of features to keep you safe on the road. This sedan offers two airbags, ABS brakes, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitor, park distance control with a reverse camera, and several driver assistance systems to help keep you in control.
The new Polo Sedan model range is offered with a four-cylinder MPI petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed Tiptronic transmission. The engine delivers 81kW power and 152Nm of torque. The manual model will consume just 6.2l/100km and the automatic will sip just 6.5l/100km.
Overall, the 2023 Volkswagen Polo Sedan is a great choice for those looking for a reliable, comfortable, and affordable car. It offers great value for money, a stylish design, and a range of features that make it a great option for everyday use.
Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)
Polo Sedan 1.6 81kW Manual R318 300
Polo Sedan Life 1.6 81kW Manual R345 600
Polo Sedan Life 1.6 81kW Tiptronic R365 500
**Prices are correct at the time of writing
The new Polo Sedan comes standard with a 3-year/120 000km warranty, a 3-year/ 45 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km. Customers have the option to extend EasyDrive Maintenance and EasyDrive Service Plans up to 10 years/ 300 000km