The Volkswagen Polo is more expensive for 2024, with its price leader manual base model dropped and increases across the rest of the range.

    Pricing has increased across the range by between $500 to $1050. The mid-spec Style receives the highest price increase as it regains safety features previously removed due to semiconductor shortages.

    The 2024 Volkswagen Polo Style regains blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and proactive occupant protection – which tightens the seatbelts, closes the windows, and shuts the sunroof if it detects an imminent collision – as standard equipment.

    Also new for 2024 is the steering wheel in the range-topping Polo GTI. Volkswagen is ditching the fiddly capacitive buttons on the current steering wheel, and is replacing them with physical buttons.


    • 2024 Volkswagen Polo Life: $29,490 (+$500)
    • 2024 Volkswagen Polo Style: $32,540 (+$1050)
    • 2024 Volkswagen Polo GTI: $40,390 (+$700)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2024 Volkswagen Polo Life and Style feature a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engine making 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque. It’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

    The range-topping Polo GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 147kW and 320Nm, mated with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    All models are front-wheel drive.


    The 2024 Volkswagen Polo’s 1.0L TSI engine has a claimed 5.4 litres per 100km on the combined cycle, while the Polo GTI uses a claimed 6.5 litres per 100km

    All models drink 95 RON premium unleaded.


    The Volkswagen Polo measures 4074mm long, 1751mm wide and 1439mm tall, with a 2564mm wheelbase

    Boot space with the rear seats in place is 351 litres across the range, including the GTI.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2024 Volkswagen Polo is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    The first five services for the 1.0L TSI engine are capped at $455, $748, $442, $1008, and $442, respectively.

    The Polo GTI on the other hand costs $484, $687, $484, $1598, $484 for the first five services.


    The Volkswagen Polo has a five-star rating from ANCAP, based on testing conducted in 2017.

    It received an adult occupant protection score of 96 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 85 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 76 per cent, and a safety assist score of 59 per cent.

    The 2024 Volkswagen Polo range comes standard with the following safety equipment:

    • Front, front-side, centre, and curtain airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Lane-keep assist 
    • Reversing camera
    • Driver fatigue detection
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Reversing camera

    Adaptive cruise control and Travel Assist are part of an options package on the base Polo Life, and standard on the Style and GTI. 

    The Style and GTI also include:

    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert

    Standard Equipment

    The Life comes standard with the following equipment:

    • Composition Media 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Digital Cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Air conditioning
    • Cruise control
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Black cloth upholstery
    • Front centre armrest
    • Front seat lumbar adjustment
    • 15-inch alloy wheels
    • Automatic LED headlights

    The Style adds:

    • Interior ambient lighting
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • Front fog lights
    • 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro digital instrument cluster
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Matrix LED headlights

    The flagship GTI adds:

    • Adaptive suspension
    • Kings Red or Deep Iron Grey dashboard inlays
    • Clark sport cloth upholstery
    • Black headliner
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • Front illuminated LED strip
    • GTI honeycomb grille
    • Red brake calipers
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Dual chrome exhaust tips
    • GTI badging
    • Keyless entry
    • Discover Media 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto


    The Vision and Technology package (Life only) costs $1700 and adds:

    • Discover Media 8.0-inch infotainment system
    • Digital Cockpit Pro
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Voice control
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Travel Assist

    The Sound & Tech package costs $1900 on the Style and adds:

    • 8-inch infotainment system with gesture control
    • Digital Cockpit Pro
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Voice command
    • Keyless entry
    • Six-speaker Beats sound system
    • Wireless charging

    The Sound & Tech package on the GTI costs $1500 and adds:

    • Discover Pro 9.2-inch infotainment system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Beats sound system

    A panoramic sunroof is available on the Style and GTI, and costs an extra $1650.


    The 2024 Volkswagen Polo Life and Style come with the following colour choices:

    • Pure White
    • Reef Blue Metallic
    • Reflect Silver Metallic
    • Smokey Grey Metallic
    • Vibrant Violet Metallic
    • Deep Black Pearl

    All bar Pure White cost an extra $600.

    The 2024 Volkswagen Polo GTI comes with the following colour choices:

    • Pure White
    • Kings Red Premium Metallic ($300)
    • Reef Blue Metallic
    • Smokey Grey Metallic
    • Deep Black Pearl

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    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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