A parking red VW Polo 4 type 9N1 in front of a green wall
A parking red VW Polo 4 type 9N1 in front of a green wall
A parking red VW Polo 4 type 9N1 in front of a green wall
A parking red VW Polo 4 type 9N1 in front of a green wall

Polo 4 9N1: An entire page of highlights, models and accessories

Polo 4 9N1: An entire page of highlights, models and accessories

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 Polo 4 – eight times over

The 9N, built up to 2005, is extremely versatile – and every model from our range has its own distinctive characteristics.

Polo 4 highlights

A Volkswagen Polo 4 drives over the bridge of a city – Polo 9N1 and 9N2 highlights

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.

A silver VW Polo 4  with a luggage compartment of 1030l drives on a road

Service appointments for your Polo

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.

A VW service employee is doing an inspection in a workshop – Polo 4 9N1 and 9N2 service intervals

When is it time for the next service?

Year of construction from 2001 onwards

  • Oil service every 15,000 km or every year
  • Inspection service is flexible up to a maximum of two years or every 15,000 km*

Year of construction from 2004 onwards

  • Interval service (with oil change) – flexible up to a maximum of two years
  • Inspection service every 60,000 km or every four years*

*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.

What “shoes” does my Polo 4 need?

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.

A detailed view of the Polo 4 side with Volkswagen Genuine Wheels consisting of tyre and rim

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:

  • Tyre width: between 155 and 195 mm
  • Height-width ratio: between 50 and 80%
  • Tyre and rim diameter: 13 to 15"
  • Rim width: between 5 and 6"
  • Rim offset: between 35 and 43 mm

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!

Go to tyre knowledge

A detailed view of a Polo 4 wheel consisting of right tyre and rim combination

Fancy adding a little something extra to your Polo 4?

Matching accessories for a perfect performance for you and your Polo are available in our Accessories World.

View Accessories

The Polo as a new vehicle

It’s waiting for you: Whether it’s the Polo “beats”, the Polo TGI or the Polo GTI. Check out the configurator here – and your individual dream Polo 6.

Disclaimer by Volkswagen

  • Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (“VWGI”) believes the specifications and pricing on this website to be accurate and correct at the date of publication. Specifications, pricing, standard equipment, options, fabrics and colours are subject to change without notice by VWGI. Please note that some possible configurations may no longer be available in production or stock. Contact your retailer for the latest information. Some vehicles are pictured with options that may be available at extra cost or may not be available on some models. Ask your retailer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle you ordered includes the equipment you ordered. Prices exclude the maximum delivery charge of €1,000, model shown is for illustrative purposes only.

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