When he needs luxury combined with various sporty elements, the new Volkswagen Polo is not only the perfect ride for the modern-day Santa, but also a major upgrade from the proverbial one-horse open sleigh.
It is the most ambitious Polo yet and will make you think about doing the impossible and even Santa would not hesitate pushing the sleigh aside. Although there is ample luggage space in the new Polo, Santa might consider a trailer for all the gifts which is no problem for the powerful 3-cylinder turbo-charged engine.
It is just not clear how Santa is going to avoid being seen during his deliveries as the design of the Polo turns heads. The moment you set eyes on the Polo, you’ll see that every inch has been carefully considered to bring you a vehicle with charisma at every curve. From front to back, new Polo features a masculine arrow-shaped tornado line. This distinct new design line cuts a dash along the side of the car, from the indicators all the way to the rear lights. This structures the car’s side profile, forming a strong shoulder section that gives the Polo a bolder presence than before.
Maybe the powerful engine might help Santa making a quick escape. True confidence comes from within. The new Polo features Volkswagen’s new generation TSI engine with Start-Stop technology. With improved power and torque output, the Polo can achieve maximum torque even at low speeds, allowing the driver to go from zero to confident in no time.
The sky is longer the limit for Santa in the new Polo. To create a car that inspires drivers to go beyond their limits; the Volkswagen design team pushed beyond their own limits. From the steering wheel to the completely redesigned dashboard that ensures optimal line of sight for critical information; every inch of new Polo’s interior has been designed to create a space that inspires and ignites the driver. The interior can also confidently expand with split folding rear seats, creating more space to load presents.
The Polo boasts an incredible array of safety features to keep Santa and his cargo safe.
The optional rear-view camera allows any obstacles behind the Polo to be more visible, making reversing safer and easier thanks to unmatched technology built into the boot. Park Distance Control with Manoeuvre Braking constantly monitors the distance around the vehicle and automatically activates the brakes if it’s approaching a stationary vehicle.
The new Polo sports a new mobile phone interface with inductive charging function, ensuring every trip offers maximum connectivity and convenience. And navigation will become a handy feature should Santa get lost.
The new Polo features an optional sporty R-Line body kit, C signature front air curtains in high-gloss black and rear diffuser with roof edge spoiler, available on both the Comfortline and Highline models. The 17” Bonneville alloy wheels and the signature R-Line badge ensure that the new Polo drivers (as well as Santa) will look as confident as they feel.
If you hope for a brand new Polo in your Christmas sock this year visit Volkswagen Polokwane on the corner of Grobler Street and Nelson Mandela Drive or contact the sales team on 015 299 8800.
Story: RC Myburgh