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Volkswagen upgrades specification of Polos

VOLKSWAGEN has increased specification across its Polo line-up with airbags, ABS brakes and power steering being added to some models. The Polo 1.0 L now has driver and front seat passenger airbags as standard with the package - previously a £560 option.

All other Polo hatchbacks now have a front seat passenger airbag - previously a £280 option but now standard at no extra cost - in addition to the standard driver's airbag. As well as a passenger airbag, the 60bhp Polo 1.4L now has power steering and 175/65 R13 tyres, previously a £445 option. Prices have increased by £220 taking the three-door model to £9,490 on-the-road and the five-door to £9,955.

All 1.6 GL and 16v Polos now come with ABS brakes as standard. Front seat passenger airbags are also standard on all Polo saloons and estates, but saloon and estate customers are being asked to pay £110-£115 depending on model for the previous £280 option.

The Polo saloon range kicks-off with the 75bhp 1.6L at £10,860, while the similarly equipped Estate costs £460 more. And saloon and estate GL models with either a 1.6-litre 100bhp petrol or TDI 90bhp diesel engine now have ABS brakes, with a £305 price rise against the previous £580 option price. The on-the-road price of a 1.6 75bhp GL saloon is now £12,390. Meanwhile, Volkswagen has cut the price of optional air conditioning on the Polo by £145 taking it to £795.

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