The Volkswagen Polo ‘beats’ special edition is now on sale, for a retail premium of $2000 over the regular 81TSI Comfortline on which it is based.
The special edition Polo adds a 300-watt sound system with two tweeters, two woofers and two full-range speakers, plus a subwoofer and eight-channel amp.
It also gets contrasting door mirrors, body decals, darkened tail lights, 16-inch alloys with a Syenit alloy wheels, sports seats with Alcantara trim and beats logos, fake leather door trims and red cabin stitching.
You also get the same list of features as the 81TSI Polo Comfortline, including Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, reversing camera, a 81kW/175Nm 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine and the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG auto.
Volkswagen Australia says only 400 units will be available through its local dealer network. The Polo beats joins the Scirocco R Wolfsburg, Beetle Classic and Golf GTI 40 Years special edition models in Australia.
The current iteration of the Polo is getting on, though it remains a strong seller with 9 per cent share of the declining light car segment. It also joins the just-launched Fabia Monte Carlo from sister brand Skoda.
A new-generation model will premiere overseas in 2017, based on a version of the VW Group’s ubiquitous MQB architecture, from which a small crossover SUV derivative will also be produced for global markets.