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Why is the 95hp Polo so much more?

I was thinking in buying a VW Polo. Since the 1.0 65hp and 75hp petrol models are fairly sluggish, it's the next one up I am interested in, the 1.0 95hp version. But the difference in price between the 75hp and 95hp model is a whopping €2,700 (€19,295 vs €21,995).

I checked the price in the UK and, sure enough, the differential between the same two models is under £900. What's going on here? How can Volkswagen justify the huge price difference in Ireland? I suspect it's to protect sales of the Golf, but then that argument should apply in the UK as well.

At any rate I won't be buying one now.


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by KEVIN Deehan (Dublln) - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:51

Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: - Shane O' Donoghue - changagoidem Advisor - @Shane_O_D


Hi Kevin,

I must admit, you had us wondering... However, we took a detailed look at the UK and Ireland price lists and discovered that the 1.0 TSI 95hp engine is only offered in conjunction with a DSG automatic transmission here, whereas it can be had with a (cheaper) manual gearbox in the UK. That pretty much explains the large price jump.

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Why can’t Volkswagen Ireland simply offer the Polo with a manual gearbox therefore providing more choice for the consumer just like the UK?

Posted by Martin Smith (dublin) - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 07:02:10


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