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Volkswagen Australia has today confirmed drive-away pricing for the 2018 Polo, set to start at $17,990

The base 70TSI Trendline is priced from $17,990 drive-away with a manual, identical to the previous list price. It’s the same story for the dual-clutch model, priced from $20,490 drive-away.

Power comes from a 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder petrol engine, making 70kW of power and 175Nm of torque. The base model rides on steel wheels, but you get city-speed autonomous-emergency braking, tyre-pressure monitoring, a leather steering wheel and an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

You also get Bluetooth phone connectivity, dual USB ports, cruise control and manual air-conditioning.

Jumping to the 85TSI Comfortline bumps the price to $20,490 in manual guise, or $22,990 with a dual-clutch transmission. Both those prices are just $1000 above the manufacturer’s list price.

Buyers get a more powerful 85kW engine, along with alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, an auto-dimming mirror and cloth armrests.

The Launch Edition will cost $21,490 as a manual, or $23,990 with a DSG. Once again, they’re both $1000 increases over the list price.

Launch cars get 16-inch wheels, wireless phone charging, rear privacy glass, fog-lights and tinted LED tail-lights.

Metallic paint is a $500 option, as is a $1500 Assistance Package on the Comfortline and Launch Edition – the latter adding adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and power-folding door mirrors.

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed a sporty R-Line Package will be offered later this year, along with the Active Info Display.

2018 Volkswagen Polo pricing

  • 70TSI Trendline – $17,990/$20,490 (manual/DSG)
  • 85TSI Comfortline – $20,490/$22,990 (manual/DSG)
  • Launch Edition – $21,490/23,990 (manual/DSG)

All prices are drive-away. Overseas model shown

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