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Volkswagen Polo BlueGT pricing and specs announced

  • All the details on the new Polo that's ideal for fleet drivers
  • Boasts efficient 1.4-litre petrol engine with 139bhp
  • Cylinder deactivation means 107g/km, tax from £34

Volkswagen has announced pricing and specifications for a car that could prove extremely popular with company car drivers.

The Polo BlueGT is a low-tax, high performance version of the popular supermini. Using a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 139bhp and 250Nm of torque, this car will hit 62mph in a fairly impressive 7.9 seconds. Top speed is 130mph.

As well as fairly impressive performance, the BlueGT makes use of clever cylinder deactivation technology to return a claimed 61.4mpg on the combined cycle along with low emissions of 107g/km of CO2.

That means company car tax will be payable at 12% this year. With prices starting at £17,400 for a three-door car equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, you’re looking at monthly tax bills of around £35 per month for a 20% tax payer.

The most expensive version is the five-door equipped with VW’s excellent seven-speed DSG semi-automatic gearbox, which will cost £19,385. That means tax bills of around £39 per month on the 20% pay scale.

The BlueGT will come with a host of features which aim to make the car feel more like the GTI version than a common-or-garden Polo. You get 17-inch alloys, lowered suspension, GT badging and a set of styling additions borrowed from the GTI.

The front grille and wing mirrors are also painted black, while the blue colour you can see in the picture is available as an optional extra.

Inside, there’s a black roof lining along with GTI instrumentation and bespoke BlueGT sports seats and steering wheel. There’s also a DAB digital radio, iPod connectivity, cruise control, Bluetooth and an electronic differential lock to improve handling and traction.

Deliveries start in mid-December but you can order your Volkswagen Polo BlueGT today.