Information About The Volkswagen Polo

The Mark 5 (6C) facelift (2014 to 2017)

​The Mark 5 was facelifted in 2014 and is now known as the Mark 5 facelift Polo (6C). With this came subtle exterior styling, such as redesigned bumpers and new 15 inch alloys (the most obvious tweaks on the top-spec models). The interior was re-vamped, which now includes a touch screen as standard and a new steering wheel. The facelift Polo includes more technology for top of the range models.

The Polo is one of the most practical superminis available on the market, with a boot capacity of 280 litres on offer that makes it big enough for the weekly shop or a few weekend bags. Adding to the practicality is the 60:40 rear seat split. Those longer or oddly shaped items can be loaded with ease thanks to the flexibility of the rear seats. The Polo stays in the low tax and insurance groups, and with a 5 star NCAP rating is very popular with younger drivers.

​Volkswagen Polo Mark 5 / 6R (2009 to 2014)

The Volkswagen Polo Mark 5 (also referred to as the 6R) was launched at the Geneva motor show in 2009. The first UK deliveries were late 2009, but were commonly noticed on the roads from 2010. For the first time in the Polo’s history, it was declared European car of the year 2010, plus 2010 World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show in April 2010. It also won What Car?Supermini of the Year 2010, as well as being awarded Japan’s Import Car of the Year for 2010-2011 – a huge success for Volkswagen’s new Polo.

Several improvements from the previous model were introduced.

  • Increased boot capacity to 280 litres of storage space: 952 litres with the seats folded down (an increase of 10 litres).
  • It was 7.5% lighter than its predecessor.
  • Thorax airbags.
  • Five-star Euro NCAP crash impact rating, which is the highest that can be awarded.

The interior is made from a high quality material that is used to maximise the cabin’s passenger comfort. The Volkswagen Polo has always been a popular choice for younger drivers due to the high safety features, modern look, and low insurance band.

The videos and information on this page are describing different models of Volkswagen Polos. The technology and specification are different between lower models and top of the range models.

Please contact us for more information about the different models.

For more detailed information about safety features please refer to your vehicle handbook.

Youtube video credit: Manufacturing video for Polo mark 5 (6R): Cars Garage - Polo mark 5 (6R) video review: AutoTrader
Youtube video credit: Manufacturing video for Polo mark 5 (6C): TestDriven - Polo mark 5 (6C) video review: AutoTrader