Before you get too excited, this isn’t a high-performance Polo R model in the same vein as the Golf R and Scirocco R models. R-Line is Volkswagen’s name for its performance styling packages, none of which are currently offered in Australia.
The Polo will be offered with two packages: R-Line Exterior and R-Line Plus.
The first – a €1010-€1450 ($1360-$1950) option, depending on starting spec level – includes 16-inch Mallory light alloy wheels, high-glass black grille with R-Line badge, R-Line bumpers, fog lights, side skirts, rear diffuser, chrome tailpipes, roof spoiler and LED number plate lighting.
The R-Line Plus interior package – priced between €450 and €855 ($600 and $1150) – adds sports seats in leather/Alcantara or ‘Kyalami’ material, black roof lining, leather steering wheel with aluminium highlights, R-Line logos with chrome lettering and aluminium pedal caps.
There is still no official word from Volkswagen on a performance-oriented Polo R model for production.