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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

You asked for it and they delivered: the Volkswagen Polo GTI manual is back! Five years after switching from offering its pocket rocket exclusively with a manual gearbox to selling it solely with a dual-clutch automatic (DSG), Volkswagen has released the facelifted Polo GTI with the choice of transmissions as it attempts to satisfy every potential buyer...

2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

Dave heads to Spain to drive the new 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI on road and on track...

City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio

In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks. The ‘cascade effect’ is nothing new in the automotive industry, where advanced equipment starts only in the priciest cars and eventually filters down into cheaper models as years go by...

Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo : Comparison review

Not so long ago, buying a little car meant making big compromises. While some contenders had their strong suits, none could claim the all-round ability of those in the next class up despite costing just a few thousand dollars less. But before you head out and buy a Corolla, know this: the city car class of 2014 is growing up fast...

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Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison Review

City cars are enjoying a resurgence in Australia this year, with sales at their highest levels in recent history. Sharp prices, lots of equipment and high quality have been hallmarks of the newest arrivals, while performance hasn’t been forgotten either – as is the case with the reigning champion, the Ford Fiesta ST and the newly arrived Volkswagen Polo GTI...

Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo comparison review

Tegan and Tim put the new Honda Jazz and the updated Volkswagen Polo head to head in a battle of two of our favourite city cars.

2014 Volkswagen Polo GTI Video Review

A look at the new Volkswagen Polo hot hatch variant.

Volkswagen Polo Video Review

the Volkswagen Polo now has the refinement and class of its bigger brother.

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Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review

Rarely has Volkswagen’s iconic GTI badge been so humbled as it was in November 2013 when we last put the go-fast Polo in the ring with the Ford Fiesta ST. The big-name fighter with all the pomp and pedigree was made to look overpriced, under-equipped and lacking fun factor compared with the featherweight upstart that so resoundingly reminded us that simplicity and greatness are not mutually exclusive...

City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio

In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks. The ‘cascade effect’ is nothing new in the automotive industry, where advanced equipment starts only in the priciest cars and eventually filters down into cheaper models as years go by...

Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo : Comparison review

Not so long ago, buying a little car meant making big compromises. While some contenders had their strong suits, none could claim the all-round ability of those in the next class up despite costing just a few thousand dollars less. But before you head out and buy a Corolla, know this: the city car class of 2014 is growing up fast...

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Volkswagen Polo News

Top 10 hottest cars of 2015 to date

What new vehicles have grown in registrations the most in 2015 so far? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV and commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, cars in hot demand might just be harder to haggle on than those that are struggling against rivals. Then again, they might be flying in the sales race precisely because they’re so affordable...

Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode - UPDATE

The standard features list on the 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been given a significant boost this week as part of an MY16 update, just shy of three months on from the local launch of the newly updated model. Just as market demand moved the company to reintroduce a manual transmission into the Volkswagen Polo GTI as part of April's mid-life facelift, those prayers have been answered once again...

Volkswagen makes sweeping MY16 updates : Reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, new touchscreens standard

Volkswagen Australia has announced a range of sweeping changes across most of its forthcoming MY16 passenger car and SUV range, which it has billed as the “biggest model year update in the local company’s history”. In what amounts to a significant value improvement, all Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan models will now get a standard reverse-view camera and a new App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard...

2015 Volkswagen Polo recalled for seat fault

Just shy of 100 2015 Volkswagen Polo models have been recalled locally due to a fault with the light cars' front seats. Affecting 96 examples of the freshly updated Volkswagen Polo, the recall relates to the backrest frames used in the front seats...

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Volkswagen Polo Owner Reviews

2011 Volkswagen Polo 6 TDI Comfortline Review

Have had the 66TDI in the household since new back in 2011. It has done over 105,000 kms with more issues than you'd hope of a 'German' car (let's just blame the South African build). Initial impressions are positive, as the car looks properly screwed together, the interior is very premium, and the drive train is very refined and generally quiet...

2015 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline Review

First let me state the numbers at the bottom are for a car in its class, not versus cars in general. My wife is still learning and we wanted a tiny car for her to drive and be comfortable in with 5 star safety. The Polo DSG was the choice over other hatches. The base model was lacking creature comforts we so the Comfortline made it into our garage...

2015 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline Review

Buying a car for a three-member family (considering a pram and a car seat for the 3rd member) is a challenging decision. Even if i was not sure of buying a light “family” car, but i had to buy one! The price, at the first stage, is a bit higher than the other light cars in the class but considering the performance, the comfort, the look (interior and exterior), the infotainment and the brand made me go for the Polo anyway...

2015 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline Review

As my first car, I was looking for a light or small car which performs well, looks good, and is very fuel efficient (and as my parent's requirement, have a high ANCAP rating). My choices were the Honda City, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla and of course, the Volkswagen Polo. The Polo ticked almost all the boxes for me...

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