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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: General Information

Tongue Weight Specifications
The tongue weight specifications on the trailer hitch type label are inspection values and only valid for the hitch. The permitted tongue weight for the vehicle may be less and it must not be exceeded. These specifications can be found:
in the vehicle registration,
in the vehicle owner's manual and
in this guide.
Legal Requirements

Follow all country-specific legal requirements when towing a trailer.

Polo from MY 2014

Vehicles with Manual Transmission
Polo, Type 6R EG       Towing weight in kg  
        Grade, brake  
Output in kW Displacement/liter Comments unbraked 12 % 8 % Tongue weight in kg
Gasoline Engine 44 1.0 - 520 800 1000 50
55 1.0 - 520 800 1000
66 1.2 - 560 1000 1100
66 1.2 Recuperation and Start/Stop function 550 1000 1100
66 1.6 - 540 1000 1000
70 1.0 - 550 900 1000
81 1.0 - 560 1000 1100
81 1.2 - 580 1100 1100
81 1.2 Recuperation and Start/Stop function 560 1100 1100
81 1.6 - 550 1100 1100
110 1.4 - 610 1200 1200
Diesel engine 55 1.4 - 570 1000 1100
55 1.4 Blue Motion 580 1000 1100
66 1.4 - 570 1100 1200
77 1.4 - 580 1100 1200
 
The towing weight cannot be increased for technical reasons.
     
Vehicles with a DSG transmission
Polo, Type 6R EG       Towing weight in kg  
        Grade, brake  
Output in kW Displacement/liter Comments unbraked 12 % 8 % Tongue weight in kg
Gasoline Engine 66 1.2 - 560 1000 1100 50
70 1.0 - 570 900 1000
81 1.0 - 570 1000 1100
81 1.2 - 590 1100 1100
81 1.2 Recuperation and Start/Stop function 580 1100 1100
110 1.4 - 610 1200 1200
Diesel engine 66 1.4 - 580 1100 1200
 
The towing weight cannot be increased for technical reasons.
     
Vehicles with automatic transmission
Polo, Type 6R EG       Towing weight in kg  
        Grade, brake  
Output in kW Displacement/liter Comments unbraked 12 % 8 % Tongue weight in kg
Gasoline Engine 66 1.6 - 560 1000 1000 50
 
The towing weight cannot be increased for technical reasons.
     

CrossPolo from MY 2014

Vehicles with Manual Transmission
Polo, Type 6R EG       Towing weight in kg  
        Grade, brake  
Output in kW Displacement/liter Comments unbraked 12 % 8 % Tongue weight in kg
Gasoline Engine 55 1.0 - 550 800 1000 50
55 1.0 Recuperation and Start/Stop function 560 800 1000
66 1.2 - 580 1000 1100
66 1.6 - 570 1000 1000
81 1.0 - 580 1000 1100
81 1.2 - 580 1100 1100
81 1.2 Recuperation and Start/Stop function 590 1100 1100
81 1.6 - 570 1100 1100
Diesel engine 55 1.4 - 600 1000 1100
66 1.4 - 600 1100 1200
77 1.4 - 600 1100 1200
 
The towing weight cannot be increased for technical reasons.
     
Vehicles with a DSG transmission
Polo, Type 6R EG       Towing weight in kg  
        Grade, brake  
Output in kW Displacement/liter Comments unbraked 12 % 8 % Tongue weight in kg
Gasoline Engine 66 1.2 - 600 1000 1100 50
81 1.2 - 600 1100 1100
110 1.4 - 610 1200 1200
Diesel engine 66 1.4 - 610 1100 1200
 
The towing weight cannot be increased for technical reasons.
     
Vehicles with automatic transmission
Polo, Type 6R EG       Towing weight in kg  
        Grade, brake  
Output in kW Displacement/liter Comments unbraked 12 % 8 % Tongue weight in kg
Gasoline Engine 66 1.6 - 590 1000 1000 50
 
The towing weight cannot be increased for technical reasons.
     
Reinforced Shock Absorbers and Coil Springs
Reinforced shock absorbers and coil springs on the vehicle rear axle reduce pitching motions between the vehicle and the trailer. If not already installed in th ...

Whels, Tires, Whel Alignment
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Other materials:

Exterior mirrors
Fig. 80 In the front doors: setting knob for the mechanical exterior mirrors Fig. 81 In the driver door: rotary knob for the electric exterior mirrors First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The exterior mirrors are adjusted by moving the setting knob or th ...

Adhesive Surface Pretreatment when Replacing Laser-Soldered Roofs
 Dry sand the cataphoretic primer on the roof adhesive surface -item 6- → Item down to the bare metal using P180 sandpaper.   –  Dry sand the roof pillar adhesive surface ...

Interior monitoring system and anti-tow alarm
Fig. 26 Next to the driver seat: button for switching off the interior monitoring system and anti-tow alarm First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The interior monitoring system will trigger an alarm if movement is detected inside the vehicle when the vehicl ...

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