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Volkswagen Polo Sales Figures

Volkswagen Polo

The Volkswagen Polo is a supermini or subcompact car produced by the German automaker Volkswagen. It’s one of the brand’s best-selling models worldwide and has a long-standing reputation for quality, safety, and practicality in its segment.  These statistics include China and Europe sales of the regular Volkswagen Golf and exclude sales of the Volkswagen Polo GTIVolkswagen CrossPolo and Volkswagen Polo sedan in China, which are published separately.

It is currently in its seventh generation, which was introduced in 2017. The Polo has always been a representation of Volkswagen’s ability to produce a high-quality small car that caters to urban needs and provides a reliable and efficient driving experience. It’s a vehicle that appeals to a broad audience, from young drivers to families looking for a secondary car.

Volkswagen Polo Overview

The Volkswagen Polo was first introduced in 1975. Over the years, it has seen multiple generations and has been produced in various body styles, including hatchbacks, sedans, coupes, and even wagons in some markets.

The Polo’s design has evolved considerably since its inception. Each generation brought updates to its aesthetics, interiors, and technologies. While it started as a relatively basic and affordable car, over time, the Polo has incorporated more upscale features, moving it upmarket within its segment. The Polo has been available with a wide range of powertrains, from small, fuel-efficient engines to sportier, turbocharged versions. The Polo GTI is the sporty variant of the lineup, offering enhanced performance, sportier styling, and handling dynamics that appeal to enthusiasts.

The current Polo is available with a variety of engines, including a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, and a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Polo has a comfortable and spacious interior that can seat up to five people. It also has a large trunk with 351 liters of cargo space. The Polo is equipped with a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity. It also has a rearview camera and a multifunction steering wheel. The starting MSRP for the Volkswagen Polo is €18,350 in Europe.

Volkswagen Polo Sales Figures

The Polo has been an incredibly successful model for Volkswagen, especially in Europe. It has consistently been one of the top-selling cars in its segment. While the Polo is particularly popular in Europe, it’s sold in various markets worldwide. In some regions, Volkswagen has introduced sedan or notchback versions known by different names, such as the Polo Vivo in South Africa or the Vento in India. The Polo has received numerous awards over its lifespan, often being praised for its build quality, safety, and overall value proposition within its class.

Volkswagen Polo Europe Sales Data & Charts

Europe Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
1997 456,363
1998 426,341
1999 351,666
2000 364,402
2001 335,862
2002 357,146
2003 344,169
2004 306,935
2005 288,274
2006 295,176
2007 289,388
2008 276,098
2009 289,279
2010 360,937
2011 356,355
2012 286,167
2013 264,763
2014 279,463
2015 301,462
2016 307,462
2017 271,369
2018 295,403
2019 257,804
2020 169,467
2021 154,066
2022 112,668

Europe Annual Growth

Volkswagen Polo China Sales Data & Charts

China Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2002 30,239
2003 40,391
2004 15,189
2005 13,119
2006 32,406
2007 56,008
2008 41,351
2009 66,266
2010 74,034
2011 122,250
2012 120,040
2013 135,491
2014 138,975
2015 163,252
2016 172,271
2017 170,903
2018 138,805
2019 73,459
2020 45,071
2021 39,566
2022 23,163

China Annual Growth