All Polos get an 8.0in colour touchscreen as standard, but sat-nav is only standard on SEL trim.
The system is the latest Volkswagen unit and has done away with physical shortcut buttons that flank the screen, featuring instead touch-sensitive surfaces. While this might look flash, it’s actually harder to use on the move, because you’re less sure of what you’re pressing, thus forcing your eyes away from the road for longer.
Otherwise, the system is great to use, with good response times and a sharp, bright screen that is visually impressive. The way the menus are structured also makes it extremely easy to navigate and memorise.
The latest version of VW’s digital instruments Active Info Display features on the Polo. It’s every bit as crisp as the main infotainment system and just as easy to understand, and it’s possible to configure it to your needs. It’s likely to be an option across the range, but we don’t know how much it will cost at this stage.