AN upgraded Volkswagen Polo is coming to the market and will be priced from £17,885 for a version in a new entry level Life trim.
When fitted with a 95ps TSI engine it will come with adaptive cruise control, VW's digital cockpit and some autonomous driving features.
That version is priced from £18,825 with the base model powered by a 80ps engine.
The new seven model range tops out from £23,355 for a sportier 110ps model fitted with a seven-speed semi-automatic DSG transmission.
A high-performance Polo GTI will arrive at a later date leaving the 110ps variant with its 0 to 62mph acceleration time of 10.4 seconds as the quickest of the range.
Official fuel economy ranges from 54.3mpg for the 95ps engine with emissions from 118g/km to 50.4mpg for the DSG R-Line version which has a CO2 rating of 128g/km.
With an equipment list containing more features than the outgoing Polo, the enhanced model introduces big-car technology to the compact Volkswagen.
Mid-grade Style models, priced from £20,785, are powered by the 95ps 1.0-litre turbo engine and include LED matrix headlights, parking sensors front and rear, a 10.25-inch dashboard display and a sat nav infotainment system.
Top specification R-Line models have sporty bumper designs, quad exhausts and sit on 16-inch alloys.
Lisa Hartley, Polo product manager at Volkswagen UK, said: "The Polo is a supermini with a well-earned reputation for high quality, reliability and safety, and its regular spot in the top-sellers list shows just how much UK customers love it.
"As it enters the second phase of its sixth generation, it brings technologies that not only add more convenience, but also boost safety, efficiency and can benefit other road users too. A great example is the IQ.Light system, which was first introduced on the latest Touareg.
"Forty-five years of heritage combined with convenience, style and innovation mean that this latest Polo is exactly what our customers want and need."