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New Volkswagen Polo 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Mazda 2 rival becomes dearer

The Polo has had its pricing adjusted.

Volkswagen Australia has increased the pricing of the Polo light hatch by up to $400.

All Polo variants have risen by $300, excluding the automatic GTI flagship, which has instead jumped by $400.

As such, the Polo range now starts from $19,290 plus on-road costs for the manual 70TSI Trendline and reaches $32,890 for the automatic GTI (see full pricing table below).

Speaking to CarsGuide, a Volkswagen Australia spokesperson confirmed no changes have been made to the Mazda2 rival’s standard specification, with exchange-rate and inflationary pressures prompting the price rises.

For reference, the Polo’s 70TSI and 85TSI versions are powered by the same 1.0-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine, albeit in two states of tune: 70kW/175Nm and 85kW/200Nm respectively.

Suitably, the GTI ups the performance ante with a 147kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine.

The 70TSI and 85TSI variants are mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, while the GTI’s two-pedal set-up has one less gear. Either way, drive is exclusively sent to the front wheels.

2020 Volkswagen Polo pricing before on-road costs

70TSI Trendlinemanual$19,290 (+$300)
70TSI Trendlineautomatic$21,790 (+$300)
85TSI Comfortlinemanual$20,890 (+$300)
85TSI Comfortlineautomatic$23,390 (+$300)
85TSI Styleautomatic$25,690 (+$300)
GTIautomatic$32,890 (+$400)