Volkswagen UK has introduced the Polo Match Edition that is packed with new technologies and connectivity options. The best–selling, award-winning Polo is the leader in its class thanks to its build quality, smart styling and renowned practicality and enhanced features.

The new VW Polo Match Edition includes Car-Net App-Connect which fully integrates the customer’s smartphone, where compatible, to their Volkswagen Polo via a USB connection. Depending on the phone, Car-Net App-Connect uses CarPlay, Android #auto or MirrorLink to bring the device’s functionality to the car by displaying apps on the infotainment touchscreen.

Car-Net’s App-Connect functionality enables practical services and information to be accessed, and builds on the features of the Composition Media infotainment system. Selected phone apps such as Spotify and Skype can be operated from the car’s touchscreen, and for smartphones that support Google Android Auto, 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, perfect for keeping an eye on back-seat occupants. And the system will even stream video from the camera when the car is moving slowly or is stopped.

The feature count on the Polo Match Edition continues with electrically heated door mirrors, which make life easier and safer on frosty winter mornings. The body-colored door mirrors have integrated indicators and they also electronically fold, which adds convenience to every-day motoring.

The VW Polo Match Edition’s auto-dimming rear-view mirror is a further example of how the Brand incorporates driver-friendly technology into its models. The auto-dimming feature helps to prevent the lights of a car behind from dazzling the driver. Additionally, an LED rain sensor fitted behind the rear-view mirror will automatically turn on the windscreen wipers in wet weather, while the system will even turn on the rear window wiper when the driver selects reverse gear.

Volkswagen’s Coming/Leaving Home lights make life easier and safer on dark wintery evenings too. When the driver locks or unlocks the car the dipped-beam headlights, the courtesy lights in the exterior mirrors, the rear lights and the number-plate lighting, all stay on for a short while before they are switched off automatically.

The VW Polo Match Edition also includes front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, 15-inch ‘Stratford’ alloy wheels and manual air conditioning.

Engine options for the {olo Match Edition start with Volkswagen’s 1.0-liter 60 PS petrol unit, which is alternatively available in 75 PS form. The 1.2-liter TSI engine has a power output of 90 PS, and is available with a choice of manual or DSG automatic gearboxes.

Standard safety features include ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and Automatic Post-Collision Braking. On the passive side, the Polos are also equipped with driver’s and front passenger’s airbags, and a side head airbag system.