The Polo Twist, Volkswagen’s high-value version of its popular supermini, is now even more appealing to cost-conscious buyers, with a starting price of £8,495 (RRP on the road). This represents a further £690 reduction on the already highly attractive value proposition. Since its launch last year, the Twist has proved very popular with buyers thanks to its extra equipment and a significant price saving compared with the equivalent-engined Polo S model, on which it is based. In fact, it is now the best-selling model in the range.
The Twist is a stylish way to tackle city streets, with distinctive 14" ‘Sao Paulo’ alloy wheels and a choice of metallic or pearl effect paint as standard. This is in addition to the comprehensive list of Polo S standard features, such as semi-automatic climate control; electric front windows; ABS anti-lock brakes; driver’s and front passenger’s airbags with front seat side airbags; central locking; and electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors. A chrome ‘Twist’ badge on the tailgate further distinguishes this model.
A range of four advanced and efficient engines is available for the Polo Twist:
1.2-litre 65 PS and 1.4-litre 75 PS petrol units, and 1.9-litre SDI 64 PS and 1.4-litre TDI 75 PS diesel powerplants. The 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre TDI PD feature three cylinders for particularly impressive fuel economy, yet with the refinement and performance to match four cylinder rivals. All engines are fitted with five-speed manual gearboxes as standard, while the 1.4-litre petrol engine is also available with four-speed automatic transmission. The Twist is offered in three- or five-door bodystyles meaning there’s one to suit every need.
|Polo Twist||On The Road RRPs|
|1.2-litre 65 PS 5-spd, 3 dr||£8,495|
|1.2-litre 65 PS 5-spd, 5 dr||£8,995|
|1.4-litre 75 PS 5-spd, 3 dr||£8,895|
|1.4-litre 75 PS 4-spd auto, 3 dr||£9,495|
|1.4-litre 75 PS 5-spd, 5 dr||£9,395|
|1.4-litre 75 PS 4-spd auto, 5 dr||£9,995|
|1.9-litre SDI 64 PS 5-spd, 3 dr||£8,795|
|1.9-litre SDI 64 PS 5-spd, 5 dr||£9,295|
|1.4-litre TDI 75 PS 5-spd, 3 dr||£9,495|
|1.4-litre TDI 75 PS 5-spd, 5 dr||£9,995|
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