Volkswagen Polo R-Line is based on the Match model and adds a lot of nice upgrades to make the small city car even more exclusive.

The unique styling packa includes new front and rear bumpers, a black gloss radiator grille with R Line badging, deeper side sills and 16-inch ‘Mallory' alloy wheels.  From the B-pillars back, the glass is dark-tinted and 65%  light-absorbing, while the standard front foglights also include a static cornering function.

There are also scuff plates with R Line logos, sports seats with ‘Kyalami' cloth upholstery and an R Line logo on the headrests, along with a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel with R Line logo and aluminium-capped pedals, while the roof lining is finished in black cloth.

The Polo R-Line is powered by a 1.2 liter 105HP TSI petrol mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds and a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph). Fuel consumption is 53.3 mpg on the combined cycle, and CO2emissions are 124 g/km.

The standard equipment includes an RCD 310 radio/CD player with six speakers and multi-device interface, for plugging in an iPod or other compatible device, ‘Climatic' semi-automatic air conditioning, a multifunction trip computer, electric windows (including in the rear on five-door models), height-adjustable front seats, a split-folding rear-seat backrest, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors, front and rear reading lights, a tyre pressure monitor and, of course, remote central locking.

2012 Volkswagen Polo R-Line is priced at £15 815.

Polo R-line

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Source: Volkswagen