VW Polo for Sale in Kenya - Review, Features, Specs, and How to Import

Volkswagen Polo Price in Kenya
Volkswagen Polo Left side View

VW Polo for sale in Kenya is among the most sophisticated German cars created by the global auto-giant Volkswagen.

It has undergone six generations since its first production in 1975 and is available in several designs.

They include a four-door sedan, 3-door hatchback, and a  five-door hatchback. The latest model is more luxurious with powerful performance and high-tech safety features.

Polo is available in various diesel or petrol engines like a 1.5 TDI 4-cylinder –in-line engine that produces a horsepower of 90ps and a 230 N. M of torque.

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A petrol engine with a 1.2-L Mpi 3-cylinder in-line engine that produces a horsepower of 75ps and torque of 110N is also available.

It has either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission that provides a smooth ride.

The car offers you a decent fuel efficiency of 16.47-20.75 kilometers per liter, with the latest models having a turbo and a supercharger.

It comes with several trims: S, S A/C, SE, and SE Design, not forgetting SEL, Match, BlueMotion, BlueGT, R-Line, and GTI.

Polo S is the basic model, cheaper, and comes with high-quality wheels. S A/C model comes second and is known for having a managed air-con.

The mid-ranged models include SE, SEL, and match; they are a great choice and affordable.

If you’re looking for a cost-friendly car with an economical blue motion and a sporty outlook,  R-LINE trim would be the best option.

Blue GT is famous for having an engine with a 1.4 TSI Act, a classic interior and exterior design. 

GTI comes with all these features topped with some large alloys, tartan seats, and red trim.

No other car amongst its rivals in the supermini class can beat it in terms of high-quality interior.

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VW Polo Comes in Different Colors like Red, White, and Blue

VW polo spacious cabin space provides adequate shoulder and headroom for passengers.

The car’s exterior styling resembles VW Golf and has a more aggressive look courtesy of the bold shoulder line and a redesigned body-colored bumper.

This model comes with a three-slat radiator grille and 15-inch TOSA alloy wheels.

Other unique exterior features include electrically adjustable ORVMS with turn indicators, a wide air dam, and a tail-light cluster with reflector inserts. 

Among its fierce rivals include Toyota Passo, Mazda Verisa, Toyota Vitz, and Nissan March

However, it beats all competitors in terms of roomy space and high-tech features. 

Polo has a 5-star safety rating by Euro NCAP and comes with unique features such as an electronically anti-theft mobilizer, 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor, and ventilated front disk brakes. 

Read below to find out more about the Volkswagen Polo price in Kenya, specs, features, and more. 

Volkswagen Polo for sale in Kenya
Volkswagen Polo for sale in Kenya

Mk5 Polo GTI for Sale in Kenya Review

The Mk5 Polo for sale in Kenya is a fantastic supermini car available either as a 3-door hatchback, 5-door hatchback, or 4-door sedan.

Polo GTI stands out from the standard Polo with its widened side skirts, redesigned front, rear bumpers, and 17” alloy wheels. 

It also has a lower sport suspension with a limited electronic limited-slip differential that eliminates understeering during cornering at high speeds.

The 2014 GTI comes with a 1.4-L turbo engine with a supercharger generating 178hp under a 7-speed double-clutch transmission and FWD.

This automobile consumes 5.9-liters to cover 100 kilometers with this improved engine performance and can quickly accelerate from 0-100km/h in a record 6.9sec.

Following a facelift in 2014, a 1.8 TSI was made available with an option of a 6-speed

manual(320N.M) or 7-speed DSG (250N.M) transmission.

The VW auto giants strategically located GTI battery to the spare wheel welling, thus allowing proper weight distribution. 

The battery reduces the boot space from 280 L to 204L.

Other remarkable features of the GTI include; standard fog lights, red brake calipers, and a chrome-plated twin tailpipe.

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Volkswagen Polo rear view

Mk5 Polo specs and Features 

  •  Number of Seats:5
  •  Drive Type: FWD
  • Maximum Power:185 hp at 5000rpm
  • Maximum torque: 132 N.M at 3500rpm
  • Transmission: manual-6 gears
  •  Engine Capacity:1.4 L (4 inline cylinders, petrol engine)
  • Acceleration:0-100Km/h in 6.9 Sec
  • Fuel Consumption:5.9L/100Km
  • Tank Capacity:45L
  • Top speed : 229Km/h

Mk6 Polo GTI for Sale in Kenya Review 

The sixth-generation Polo boasts of significant improvements in its engine, cabin, and interior technology.

VW manufacturers developed the model’s different engine variations based on the Volkswagen Group MQB AO platform since 2017.

Mk6 Polo GTI features a 2.0-L turbocharged engine, FWD, with a peak power of 197hp driven by a 6-speed DSG-Dual clutch transmission.

It can quickly sprint to 100km/h from rest in a record 6.7 seconds. The model comes standard with GTI badges, GTI bumpers, a lowered suspension, and twin exhausts.

Both 18″ wheels and adaptive dampers are optional, while 17″ wheels, red brake calipers, tartan seats, sport steering, and red stitching are standard.

The 6th generation GTI model features an enhanced boot space of 351 liters from the previous 280 liters in the earlier models for ease of transport of your luggage.

It’s available in fourteen colors and 17 dashboard colors, hence incredibly customizable in this class.

Additionally, Mk 6 has a list of standard features that include front collision detection, blind-spot assists, emergency stopping, SAT NAV, and Apple CarPlay, among others.

Read on for more specific features of the MK6 GTI.

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Volkswagen Polo comfortable front seats

Mk6 Polo Specs and Features 

  •  Number of Seats:5
  •  Drive Type: FWD
  • Maximum Power:197bhp at 4400rpm
  • Maximum torque: 320 N.M at 1500rpm
  • Transmission: Manual-6 gears
  •  Engine Capacity:2.0L (4 inline cylinders, petrol engine)
  • Acceleration:0-100Km/h in 6.7 Sec
  • Fuel Consumption:12.53Km/L
  • Tank Capacity:40L
  • Top speed : 238Km/h

VW Polo Cross for Sale in Kenya 

VW polo cross is an enjoyable 5-seater crossover SUV version of the Polo, which is only available as a five-door car.

The vehicle comes with outstanding black plastic claddings on the wheels, arches, doors, silver roof rails, and differentiated rear and front bumpers. 

Unlike the standard Polo, it has 17” alloy wheels and standard fog-lights with its side mirrors housings painted silver for all the different available colors tones on the car body.

The vehicle comes with sports seats in the front row and a leather-coated steering wheel for improved comfort.

Polo cross is available in petrol or diesel engine. Its 1.2L petrol engine produces 74bhp at 5400rpm and can cover 16.47km per liter.

Whether having a petrol or diesel engine, the Polo Cross has a 5-star EURO NCAP rating which implies that your safety is guaranteed.

Additionally, the car has Anti Lock Braking System, thorax airbags, power steering,  automatic climate control, and rear parking sensors.

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Volkswagen Polo spacious and ample legroom

VW Polo Cross Specs and Features 

  •  Number of Seats:5
  •  Drive Type: FWD
  • Maximum Power:74bhpps at 5400rpm
  • Maximum torque: 110 N.M at 3750rpm
  • Transmission: manual-5 gears
  •  Engine Capacity:1198cc (3 inline cylinders, petrol engine)
  • Acceleration:0-100Km/h in 14.9 Sec
  • Fuel Consumption:16.47Km/L
  • Tank Capacity:45L
  • Top speed : 160km/h

Key Benefits of Volkswagen Polo

  • Powerful engine
  • Remarkable design
  • Luxurious interior
  • Good build quality
  • Advanced safety features
Volkswagen Polo for sale in Kenya
Volkswagen Polo steering wheel fitted with advanced features

Demerits of the VW Polo

  • Lack of alloy wheels in mid-level segments
  • Not so competitive pricing

Volkswagen Polo Price in Kenya

We have a list that shows the VW Polo prices from the different car dealers in Kenya.

  • 2017 Model: Ksh. 1.82M
  • 2018 Model: Ksh. 2.05M
  • 2019 Model: Ksh. 2.36M
  • 2020 Model: Ksh. 2.68M
  • 2021 Model: Ksh.  2.93M
  • 2022 Model: Ksh  3.26M
  • 2023 Model:  Ksh 3.55M
  • 2024 Model:  Ksh 3.78M

Polo price in Mombasa, Kisumu, Nairobi, and other towns may vary due to dealers’ location, trim, mileage, and year of manufacture. 

After all, the dealer needs to pay wages, bills and also make some profit. All these costs are added to the car’s price, making it unreasonable. 

But that doesn’t mean that the Volkswagen Polo price in Nairobi and Nakuru may have a considerable margin. 

That leaves you with a choice of buying a used VW Polo for sale in Kenya by owners.  

But that limits you from choosing a variety, and there is a risk of non-disclosure of vital information hence high maintenance costs.  

 There is no doubt that Volkswagen Polo in JiJi Kenya may give you a wide range of choices when looking for second-hand cars, but have the same fate as when you buy it from the owner. 

Since buying either a used car or one from a local dealer is not a good option, then that’s where importation comes in. 

Importing a car will save you 20% of the total cost you could have incurred if you bought from the local showrooms.

The process seems complicated, and there is a risk of getting conned. That’s where we at BestCarsforSaleinKenya come in handy. 

We handle the importation process and ensure that you get what you ordered at 20% less than the actual showroom cost.

It means that if you are importing a Land Rover Discovery, BMW X1, Toyota Ist, Mazda CX30, or Mazda CX5, you will save the extra cash. 

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A Stylish Cross Polo With a Classic Bumper

Volkswagen Polo Specs: Basic Specifications

Volkswagen Polo for sale in Kenya offers you highly advanced specs. Here are a few among the many VW Polo Specs you will enjoy once you buy this model. 

  • Number of Seats:5
  •  Drive Type: FWD
  • Maximum Power:76ps at 6200rpm
  •  Engine Capacity:999cc
  • Acceleration:0-100Km/h in 4.2 Sec
  • Fuel Consumption:18.78Km/L
  • Tank Capacity:45L

VW Polo for Sale in Mombasa – Maximum Power

Basic Polo has a peak power of 76PS implying lower maintenance and fuel cost than models such as the VW Golf R with 320ps.

VW Polo for Sale in Nairobi Kenya – AWD/FF, AWD, or FF

All the Polo models are fitted with front-engine front-wheel drive. However, they are not installed with AWD and thus not suited for rugged terrains.

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Volkswagen Polo front view

VW Polo for Sale in Kenya – Fuel Consumption

With a 1.0l engine, Polo consumes 5.32 L/100 Km meaning that you can travel for 800 km with a full tank.

Some models are fitted with a Turbo and a supercharger for even better fuel consumption. 

VW Polo Review in Kenya – Engine Capacity

Polo has an engine capacity of 1.0-L, giving you a good fuel economy. Moreover, the small engine makes the car light hence giving you good handling.

It is also available in different engine capacities and types, offering you a wide range of choices, as discussed above.

Volkswagen Polo Interior Review 

Polo comes with multi-functional steering wheels with mounted controls for telephone and audio.

The compact car has a triple flash on its lane change indicator and speeds sensing auto-door locks that give it a premium look. Other features include

Comfort and Legroom 

Though the car is a five-seater, the rear seats are comfortable with two people. However, three lean people can travel comfortably.

The model is roomy, thus offering everyone on board enough leg and headroom.

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Volkswagen Polo spacious and ample legroom

Seats and Child Seat

Polo trims offer you a height-adjustable front passenger seat, thus offering comfort to people of different sizes.

You can install two child seats on the two outer seats at the back since they have ISOFix points.

 In addition, the three backrests come with a tether anchorage allowing you to connect the child seats easily.

Boot Space 

Mk6 Polo GTI comes with an additional 25% L boot space compared to its predecessor, thus giving you a boot capacity of 351 L. 

You can comfortably carry three large suitcases. 

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Polo Spacious Boot Space

Volkswagen Polo Exterior Review

Some unique exterior features include body-colored side sills, colored door handles, and specially designed front and rear bumpers.

The front fascia has a three-slat radiator grille and VW logo with a chrome lining. Its fog and cornering lamps with a wider air dam at the front give the car a fresh look.

 It has electric front windows and heated rear windows that have an auto timer.

Volkswagen Polo for sale in Kenya
Volkswagen Polo for sale in Kenya

VW Polo Reviews – What Past Buyers are Saying

Here are the reviews of the Polo model as given by the past buyers on our page. 

Kimotho Waruru

“I love the comfort that comes with the VW Polo. It gives me better handling when making my daily commutes.”

Jack Owuor

“When Bestcarsforsaleinkenya.co.ke recommended the model to me, I doubted its acceleration late based on the engine capacity. So  I was shocked to learn that its maximum speed goes to 187km/h.”

James K.

“Safety was among my consideration when buying this model. Bestcarsforsaleinkenya.co.ke gave me a long list of its standard and advanced features. I have no regret importing it.”

Njuki M

“My wife is not a fan of cars. But last year, I realized that she struggled to get to her job in time and decided to surprise her on her birthday. I am shocked by her attachment to the car and how she has mastered every detail. She has even put the image on the car in all her social media accounts.”

Naomi Odera

The high-tech features, classic design, and prestigious interior made me fall in love with the car the first time I got a lift from my friend. I could not wait to receive a promotion to import the car. It’s two years since I imported it, and I am satisfied.” 

Common Questions We Get About the VW Polo

Here is a sample of the frequently asked Questions from our page.

1. Is the VW Polo Worth Buying?

The vehicle has a super performance due to the presence of turbocharged engines with a supercharger. As a result, the model offers you lots of horsepower in a compact supermini car. 

With the distinguished exterior, luxurious interior, and a raft of several engines to choose from, the car is worthy of consideration.

2. How Much is Polo 2021 Model?

A new Polo 2021 model may cost you about KSh. 3.5million.

This price is not constant and may vary depending on the mileage, type of seats, version, type of the engine, among other factors. 

3. How Long do Polo Models Last?

A new Polo car can last about 165,000 kilometers. However, this will depend on how often the vehicle is taken for maintenance or its year of manufacture. 

That means a car bought today after having been in the market for about ten years is likely to live for less period.

4. Where Can I Get  VW Polo in Kenya?

You can visit us today at BestCarsforsaleinKenya.co.ke where we will get you a quotation and help you import the Polo version that suits your needs.

5. Is VW Polo AWD?

The model is only available as a Front-engine Front-wheel drive across all the trims.

6. What is the Engine Capacity of VW Polo?

Though available in different engine options, Polo basic engine has 999cc and a 76PS output.