Leasing a Volkswagen Polo
A great family supermini
Packed with comfort and practicality. For those in need of a stylish and comfortable small family car, the Volkswagen Polo offers an upmarket, stylish contract hire car with nice handling. There's also plenty of equipment and space to enjoy too.
ENGINES AND PERFORMANCE FOR THE VOLKSWAGEN POLO
The latest Volkswagen Polo builds on the excellent offering of the previous model with agile handling and responsive engines. The suspension has also been improved with the petrol engines including a 1.0-litre unit delivering 79 bhp. It is a decent performer around town but there's no turbocharger.
For better performance, there's a three-cylinder 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged unit offering 94 bhp or 108 bhp. It is more sprightly and for those who want more speed, the VW Polo GTI uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine which delivers 197 bhp to enjoy.
Most drivers will find the turbocharged 1.0-litre engine will meet their everyday needs with fuel consumption of 54 mpg and emissions of 120g/km. That makes it an affordable company car to consider with its Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax rate.
Volkswagen Polo from First Vehicle Leasing
EQUIPMENT AND HANDLING FOR THE VOLKSWAGEN POLO
Not only is the new Volkswagen Polo car lease larger than the model it replaces, it's also a more sophisticated offering with better handling.
There's the option of a digital instrument display – which is highly recommended - along with a panoramic sunroof, a self-parking system and adaptive cruise control.
However, the Polo is a stylish offering, and this is an impressive small car to consider. At speed, the Polo is very quiet, and around town it is a joy to drive. Everything feels solid and well put together, and the cabin is a comfortable and stylish place to spend time.
The boot is a useful 350 litres and safety features include LED rear lights and autonomous emergency braking.
It should come as no surprise that the crash safety rating from Euro NCAP is five stars.
Polo also uses an eight-inch infotainment screen that is easy-to-use with nice graphics and the stereo system is impressive. The dashboard choice of 13 colours means that drivers really bring their dashboard to life, if required. The latest model is only available in five-doors and there are various storage areas dotted around the cabin.
The VW Polo has lots of equipment fitted as standard including parking sensors, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity and air-conditioning. Other models feature satnav, heated seats and cruise control.
The SEL trim is worth considering as a value for money offering with equipment including a central armrest, automatic windscreen wipers and dual-zone climate control. There's also cornering fog lights and rain-sensing wipers.
The Polo is also available as the R-Line and the GTI for better levels of performance and as a supermini, the Polo has a big car feel and there is an army of fans who will enjoy the latest creation.
Essentially, the Volkswagen Polo is a great car lease for anyone wanting a spacious supermini with great handling, lots of equipment and some very nice design ideas. In a competitive segment, it is still the car that sets the bar.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VOLKSWAGEN POLO
Why not have a look at the Polo on the official Volkswagen company website? Or why not look at some of these similar car lease deals from First Vehicle Leasing: the Skoda Fabia and the Ford Fiesta.
With the amount of money that new cars can lose, leasing a Volkswagen Polo makes sense. If you are not fussed about owning the vehicle at the end, it can be the cheapest way to get into a brand-new car.
The Volkswagen Polo has been given the full five stars by Euro NCAP for safety.
You can lease a Volkswagen Polo for 24 months to 48 months through First Vehicle Leasing.
The Volkswagen Polo is a very good supermini – it is well-built with excellent handling.
The Volkswagen Polo has a 1.0-litre petrol engine with and without a turbocharger – plus the option of 2.0-litre engine for the Polo GTi.