Outside the wheels, the Beats kit is limited to just a simple decal on the bonnet and roof, as well as a few scattered logos. Thankfully (or, probably not for the Beats target audience), you won’t be able to spot them unless you know it’s the Beats version.
Inside is another story. It strayed from VW’s usual dark gray aesthetic, introducing whites, vibrant reds and even pale blue in the seat trim, brick inserts and doors. Some will find this to be a bit interesting. Many people will find this to be a bit too much.
Regardless, the 10.25-inch multimedia system – the top class in a car this size – looks fantastic. It really creates an inherently sleek interior and blends in perfectly with the piano black interior segment of the dashboard.
As with most VW products, the Polo Polo switchgear is excellent. It says little things like the feel of the dial and buttons that lift it above rivals Japan, South Korea or even other Europeans. The position of everything is just about perfect ergonomics. If I have a complaint, it’s that the volume rocker is a bit out of reach for drivers who have volume control on the steering wheel.
For all the beautifully decorated bits on the dashboard, the Polo has some average hard plastic in the doors and the center console. The same hand brake seems to contradict the sleek design, but that is not unusual for a car in this class.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
It’s not really Beats specific, but the Polo Polo’s voluminous interior betrays its small size. It’s easy to forget you’re actually in a small car, because the interior basically feels as spacious as a Golf did a generation ago.
It starts with the seat position. You can sit super near the floor in Polo. It has a sporty seating arrangement and doesn’t lose the car’s superb visibility.
Front passengers also benefit from generous storage areas at the entrance, small cups in the center console and a small center console box. Pride is the Qi wireless phone charger under the air-conditioning controls, in a cove that also contains two USB ports.
At the rear, Polo’s magical dimensions continue. Although all rooms afford to carry passengers, rear passengers still have more legs, arms and heads. There are good sized storage areas at the entrance, as well as pockets at the back of the front seats, but there are no air-conditioning vents or the rest of your hands are dropped.