Now in its fourth generation, our cult model has been winning customers over since 2001 in several different types. On this page, we’ll present the 9N1 and 9N2 – built up until 2005. Rediscover your car, as well as the matching wheels, tyres and accessories.
The 9N, built up to 2005, is extremely versatile – and every model from our range has its own distinctive characteristics.
At the beginning of the new millennium, the 9N1 sets new standards through innovations, design and dimensions. It’s powerful engine is the 1.9 l TDI engine with 96 kW. Discover a selection of further highlights of the 9N1 and the notchback model, the 9N2:
Polo Fun: An off-road look with front and rear apron, standard fog lights and 17" alloy wheels are just a couple of its special features.
Polo 4 Saloon: This model stands out thanks to its notchback, which elongates the vehicle body by 28 cm. This visual difference is reflected in the vehicle interior by a luggage compartment that is approximately 150 l larger than in the hatchback versions. The notchback version of the Polo has thus earned its own type name: 9N2.
Safety: ABS, power steering, and front and side airbags, plus belt tensioners and belt force limiters are all standard equipment. The ESC and brake assist system ensure an even more comfortable drive.
Design: A striking radiator grille and four round headlamps give the Polo its unmistakable look. Its curves, radii and lines guarantee a successful performance.
Comfort: The 9N1 has grown by more than 15 cm in length. The wheelbase is over 5 cm larger – giving you more legroom inside. With a folded-down rear bench, the luggage compartment has a volume of 1030 l.
Find out here how often you should take your Polo for an inspection. A visit to the workshop will ensure that your car’s value is retained, amongst many other things.
The year of construction of your vehicle, which can be found in part 1 of the registration certification or previously the vehicle registration document, determines when it’s time for an inspection. With regards to the services conducted, Volkswagen splits them into two categories: with or without an oil change.
Year of construction from 2001 onwards
Year of construction from 2004 onwards
*Depending on which occurs first
Benefit from the LongLife Mobility Guarantee too: When you stick to the recommended service units, this service remains free-of-charge.
Your tyres are your only contact with the road – which is why they have to fit perfectly. Read here which tyres and rims are the right choice for your 9N.
When it comes to the size of tyres and rims, other factors may come into play, such as wheel housing extensions (FLAPS), sports running gear and deactivated head and side airbags in 4-door vehicles. Under these conditions, the tyre width on 9N models may be up to 205 mm. The height-width ratio is up to 40%, the rim diameter up to 17" and the rim width up to 7.5".
With a rim diameter of 17" and a rim width of 7.5", the Polo Fun special edition model can even be driven on 215 mm wide tyres.
Our Polo Saloon Type 9N2 has a tyre width from 165 to 205 mm, a heigh-width ration of 45 to 70%, a rim diameter of 14 to 16" and a rim width of 5 to 6.5"
Apart from that, the following points generally apply for all other 9N models:
And where can you find this information on the tyres or rims? Check out our pages on tyre and rim knowledge to find out. Do you also want to know which wheel/tyre combinations are approved for your Polo? Then the rim knowledge page is right place for you!
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