Volkswagen has announced the Polo 1.0 TSI BlueMotion is now available on order in UK from £14,730.

Volkswagen has announced the Polo 1.0 TSI BlueMotion is now available on order in UK from £14,730.

It's the first time ever when a BlueMotion-badged Polo is offered with a gasoline engine and for this application it's a three-cylinder, 1.0-liter TSI developing 95 HP (70 kW) between 5,000 and 5,500 rpm and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque in the 1,500 and 3,500 rpm range. It's enough power to allow the facelifted supermini reach 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 10.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 119 mph (191.5 km/h).

The Polo BlueMotion is based on the S trim and can be had also in the five-door variant but the price rises to £15,360. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox which enables both versions to return 68.9 mpg UK (57.3 mpg US or 4.1 liters / 100 km) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 94 g/km.

On top of the S trim you also get 15-inch Buenos Aires alloys wrapped around in low-rolling resistance tires, an aerodynamic body kit, cruise control, front center armrest, alarm with remote central locking and a multi-function leather-covered steering wheel. There's also an infotainment system with a color touchscreen display and support for DAB radio, SD cards as well as USB and AUX connections.

Volkswagen UK says deliveries of the Polo 1.0 TSI BlueMotion will begin in March.

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Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI BlueMotion priced from £14,730