Volkswagen Australia has revealed the final piece of its new generation Polo puzzle, with the Polo R-Line package on the top spec Polo Comfortline now available to order. Consisting of a bodykit, 16-inch alloy wheels and other sporty details, the R-Line package arrives ahead of the Polo Beats and GTI.
Landing locally in July, the Polo R-Line package will retail for $1,500 on top of the Polo Comfortline $19,490 (plus on-road costs) asking price. This is the first time that an R-Line package has been offered locally on the Polo, with takeup expected to be reasonable – especially with Australia’s love of sporty-styled cars.
Available only on the upper-spec Polo Comfortline, the Polo R-Line package adds a number of sporty touches such as 16-inch alloy wheels in the same ‘Sebring’ style as the Golf R-Line, front foglights with cornering lamps, dark tinted rear windows, R-Line front, side and rear skirts, an R-Line rear spoiler in high gloss black, sports suspension, an R-Line flat-bottomed steering wheel and racier R-Line seat trim with more bolstered front seats. As the Polo R-Line is based on the Comfortline spec, it is equipped with a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine making 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque – it’s available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The R-Line package completes the Volkswagen Polo range in Australia for now, with the sound-lover’s Polo Beats and sportier GTI models also arriving in Australia in August 2018 to compliment the current Polo Trendline and Comfortline range. The R-Line package will no doubt help Polo sales, which are down 16.4 percent to 2,260 units in a segment down just 0.2 percent thanks to limited supply from Volkswagen’s South African factories and the model’s newness to Australian shores.
Stay tuned to Chasing Cars for Volkswagen news and reviews. We attended a Volkswagen media event in Sydney today and much more news is to come. For now, catch up on the seven-seat Tiguan Allspace pricing and specifications ahead of the car’s July launch – it’s priced from $40,490 plus on-road costs and is available with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines.