Soon-to-be Volkswagen Polo owners in the UK have another trim to consider. The Polo R Line builds on the Polo Match trim, which replaced the SE and Moda trims in the UK.
The R Line gives the Polo a sportier styling pack. It consists of a deeper, more aggressive R Line front and rear bumpers, a black gloss radiator grille with R Line badging, deeper side sills and 16-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels. The rear windows are dark-tinted with a 65% light-absorbing material. As for the foglights, it gets the static cornering function.
The R Line also extends inside beginning with the aluminium scuff plates with R Line logos. Sports seats are wrapped in ‘Kyalami’ cloth and the R Line logo are displayed into the headrests. The three-spoke steering is wrapped in leather, again with the R Line logo incorporated into it. Two more changes come in the form of aluminium-capped pedals and the roof is finished in black cloth lining.
Not to be confused with Volkswagen R cars, which are the hottest versions of its respective range, the R Line only tweaks the trim and styling. Which is why only one engine will be getting the R Line treatment: the 1.2-litre 105 PS TSI paired with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Prices on the road start at £15,195 for the three-door model and £15,815 for the five-door versions. Volkswagen UK has opened orders for the car with first deliveries expected in July.