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Volkswagen adds new Polo Match Edition

A new Volkswagen Polo Match Edition has been revealed, featuring extra technology upgrades.

The new model includes VW's Car-Net App-Connect which fully integrates the customer’s smartphone to the Polo via a USB connection. Depending on the phone, Car-Net App-Connect uses Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto or MirrorLink to bring the device’s functionality to the car by displaying apps on the infotainment touchscreen. Phone apps such as Spotify and Skype can be operated from the car’s touchscreen, and for smartphones that support Google Android Auto, Google Voice control is available.

Volkswagen has also developed a variety of apps for those customers that use MirrorLink to connect their smartphone to the car. These include Call & Remind, in which the driver can make a to-do list while stationary in the car, and Cam Connect, where a GoPro Hero4 camera can be placed in the car and a still image shown on the infotainment screen on demand. The system will even stream video from the camera when the car is moving slowly or is stopped.

New, electrically heated and now body-coloured door mirrors have been added which feature integrated indicators as well being electronically folding, new for the Match Edition. An auto-dimming rear-view mirror is also added which helps to prevent the lights of a car behind from dazzling the driver. The Polo Match Edition comes with front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, 15-inch ‘Stratford’ alloy wheels and manual air conditioning.

Engine options start with Volkswagen’s 1.0-litre 60 PS petrol unit, which is alternatively available in 75 PS form. The 1.2-litre TSI engine has a power output of 90 PS, and is available with a choice of manual or DSG automatic gearboxes. The Match Edition engine range is completed with the 1.4-litre TDI 75 PS engine, which offers 74.3 mpg on the combined cycle.

The new Volkswagen Polo Match Edition will be available to order across the UK from 21 December. Prices start at £13,315 OTR for the 1.0-litre to £16,155 OTR for the 1.4 TDI Manual.