Volkswagen Ireland is heralding the arrival of the new '132' registration plate with a host of specification improvements to its range.

The up! gets 15" Waffle alloy wheels on the Move up!. The High up! gets, as standard, the Maps and More portable navigation and infotainment system, Sports Pack with Triangle Black 16" alloy wheels and there are also tinted rear windows.

The Polo supermini gets a leather multifunction steering wheel on Trendline and BlueMotion versions, while the Comfortline gains tinted rear windows.

Cross Polo gets a leather multifunction steering wheel, tinted rear windows, Park Distance Control and cruise control.

The Beetle gets Bluetooth with Design and Sport grades and it also comes with the RCD 510 touch-screen audio system. The Sport model gets a rear spoiler and electrically folding mirrors.

Jetta Comfortline and Highline models get tinted rear windows, while the Highline gains rear LED lights also.

There is a new entry-level Tiguan with a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine starting at €26,495.

A new Tiguan 'Life and Leisure' model features 17" New Orleans alloy wheels, Bluetooth, Park Assist, a Flat Tyre Indicator and tinted rear windows. Also new is the sporty Tiguan Edition-R.

The Passat BlueMotion gains a leather, multi-function steering wheel as standard, while the Comfortline gets Park Distance Control.

In addition, the Edition-R gains Park Distance Control, chrome side strips on the windows and electrically folding exterior mirrors.

The Passat Highline now gets Park Distance Control and Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights as standard.

Finally, the CC model gains Park Distance Control, Alcantara/Napa leather seats, heated front seats and Bluetooth.

The CC Sport gets 18" St Louis alloy wheels (previously 17"), Napa leather trim, RCD510 touch-screen audio system, tinted windows and electrically folding exterior mirrors.

All of these new cars will be available from July 1 with a special finance rate of 1.32% APR.