What is the Volkswagen Polo?
Back in the 1930s, German cars mostly came from luxury brands like Mercedes. Then Volkswagen was created as a ‘people’s car project’, to make vehicles that everyday folks could afford.
Needless to say, they were hugely successful, and the company went on to produce legendary cars such as the Beetle, the VW camper van and the Golf. Another of their runaway successes is the Polo.
The Polo might be getting on a bit – it’s now in its forties, if you can believe it – but it’s still one of the UK’s top-ten most popular cars, with 2,995 of them registered in April 2018 alone. It’s second only to the Golf in terms of Volkswagen sales.
So what’s so great about the Polo? Certainly there’s the prestige of the Volkswagen name, which to this day is a byword for quality, reliability and style.
But, even after all these years, the Polo is still winning awards. It bagged World Urban Car at the 2018 World Car Awards, while the Telegraph describes it as ‘still one of the best superminis ever’.
WhatCar?, meanwhile, gives the new model a five-star review, saying it gives you ‘good interior quality, great infotainment and a comfortable ride’.
Frequently asked questions
How much does a Volkswagen Polo cost to insure?
Our customers pay an average £598.09** to insure their Volkswagen Polo.
But bear in mind that you may be quoted a different price. This is because insurance providers factor in all sorts of things when calculating your premium. Among other things, they’ll consider your age, driving experience and where you live. They’ll also want to know how you use the car, your annual mileage and what you do for a living.
Something else insurance providers consider is what insurance group the car belongs to. Insurance groups are numbered 1-50, and generally, the lower the insurance group number, the lower your premium will be.
Here’s a guide to some Volkswagen Polo models and their insurance groups:
|SE||Groups 1, 6, 8|
|R Line.||Groups 8, 12|
**Average price amount based on the top five quotes from Compare the Market data from 1 October 2019 to 1 January 2020. The average is based on all variations of the vehicle model and uses risk data from people with different age ranges, addresses and driving histories. You may find a cheaper or more expensive quote based on your circumstances.
Can I cut the cost of my Volkswagen Polo insurance?
One of the most effective ways to help cut the cost of your insurance is to make the most of your no claims discount. If you’re too young or inexperienced to have built one, you might want to consider a telematics policy. It could also help to add a more experienced driver to your policy, but be aware of fronting.
Finally, it’s worth considering what impacts upon your driving insurance and if there’s anything you can do to address it.
Where can I find Volkswagen Polo insurance?
Looking for cheap insurance? Comparing with us could be the best way to get a cheaper. Simply tell us a few details about yourself and your car, and we’ll give you a list of quotes from trusted insurance providers. All you have to do is choose the deal that’s right for you.