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2014 Volkswagen Polo diesel driven overseas but dropped from local range

The updated Volkswagen Polo will launch in Australia in September without a diesel engine due to low demand for the outgoing oiler and efficiency improvements for the petrol engine...

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2014 Volkswagen Polo Review
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2014 Volkswagen Polo Review

It’s never good news for rivals when the best car in its class gets an update. In the city car segment, it’s the Volkswagen Polo that has led the way since the fifth-generation model launched in Australia in 2010 thanks to its winning combination of benchmark powertrains and dynamics and interior refinement...

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Volkswagen Polo GTI manual confirmed
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Volkswagen Polo GTI manual confirmed

Senior company executives have confirmed the Volkswagen Polo GTI will once again be offered with a manual transmission option when the updated hot-hatch is released later in 2014. Rumoured earlier this year, a Volkswagen product communications executive spoke openly about the return of the manual GTI with Australian media at this week’s launch of the facelifted Polo range in Munich, Germany...


2014 Volkswagen Polo – The Quick Guide
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2014 Volkswagen Polo – The Quick Guide

The mid-life update of the fifth-generation Volkswagen Polo promises to make a very good thing even better. New engines, new infotainment systems and new technology headline the upgrades to the compact hatchback that CarAdvice has rated the best city car in the country since its introduction in 2010...


Volkswagen Polo : BlueMotion, BlueGT, CrossPolo variants revealed
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Volkswagen Polo : BlueMotion, BlueGT, CrossPolo variants revealed

The expanded Volkswagen Polo range includes two new BlueMotion variants that claim to be the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid petrol and diesel five-seaters in the world. Volkswagen claims combined cycle fuel consumption of 4.1 litres per 100km for the new petrol-powered Polo TSI BlueMotion and just 3...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: will come with a manual transmission
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: will come with a manual transmission

The updated Volkswagen Polo GTI will finally see the addition of a manual transmission, according to a report from UK publication Autocar. The current-generation Polo GTI, which went on sale in Australia in November 2010, has only ever been offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission...


Volkswagen Polo facelift revealed : three-cylinder engines join new looks, technology
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Volkswagen Polo facelift revealed : three-cylinder engines join new looks, technology

The updated Volkswagen Polo will feature revised styling, new technology and a range of new three-cylinder engines when it goes on sale internationally in April and in Australia in the second half of 2014. Taking inspiration from the all-new Golf Mk7, the refreshed Volkswagen Polo scores a new grille and a redesigned, chrome-lined lower intake...


Volkswagen Polo Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Polo Review

When the current-generation Volkswagen Polo launched in Australia in mid 2010, it introduced levels of powertrain refinement, dynamic ability and interior sophistication never before seen in the city-car class. In the three and a half years since, however, the vehicle voted the 2010 World Car of the Year has essentially treaded water, unchanged besides some minor pricing and specification tweaks introduced at the start of 2012...

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$18,990 to $21,490

2014 Volkswagen Polo GTI Video Review
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2014 Volkswagen Polo GTI Video Review

A look at the new Volkswagen Polo hot hatch variant.


Hot hatch comparison: Ford Fiesta ST v Peugeot 208 GTi v Volkswagen Polo GTI

Hot hatch comparison: Ford Fiesta ST v Peugeot 208 GTi v Volkswagen Polo GTI

This time last year driving enthusiasts with less than $30,000 to spend on a new hot-hatch had a single option: the Volkswagen Polo GTI. Okay, technically they could also pick its near-twin, the Skoda Fabia RS, but the sales charts show they didn’t. Meanwhile the Suzuki Swift Sport simply isn’t high enough on the Peri-Peri heat scale to compete...


Light car comparison: Renault Clio v Ford Fiesta v Kia Rio v Volkswagen Polo

Light car comparison: Renault Clio v Ford Fiesta v Kia Rio v Volkswagen Polo

Light hatchbacks have never been this polished. The Renault Clio, Volkswagen Polo, Kia Rio and Ford Fiesta all make a convincing case for spending $19,990-plus on a high-grade light hatch, rather than a base model larger hatch. The catalyst for this comparison test is the re-introduction of the regular Renault Clio models, in new fourth-generation form...

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2014 Volkswagen Polo: spy shots reveal subtle facelift
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2014 Volkswagen Polo: spy shots reveal subtle facelift

The 2014 Volkswagen Polo has been spied completely undisguised undergoing testing in Europe. The images, captured by CarAdvice's spy photographers, reveal a subtle facelift for the Volkswagen city car, with the only visible changes being a redesign of the front bumper and its intake fascia...


Sports hatch track test: Ford Fiesta Metal v Suzuki Swift Sport v Volkswagen Polo GTI
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Sports hatch track test: Ford Fiesta Metal v Suzuki Swift Sport v Volkswagen Polo GTI

The Ford Fiesta Metal, Suzuki Swift Sport and Volkswagen Polo GTI are entry-level hot hatchbacks. They're a classic recipe of the automotive world, as simple and delicious as san choy bow. Take one small and light hatchback (the lettuce part, as it were) and stuff a big four-cylinder engine under the bonnet (that'll be the pork – yum)...


2013 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
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2013 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

You could blame the 2010 launch of the Volkswagen Polo GTI for the ongoing shift away from manual-transmission-equipped hot hatches to dual-clutch automatics. There’s a case to argue that it’s all going the wrong way – that properly cooked hot hatches such as the Polo GTI should be sold with a manual and a third pedal, to increase the interaction between car and driver...

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Volkswagen Polo R WRC set for Monte Carlo rally debut
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Volkswagen Polo R WRC set for Monte Carlo rally debut

The Volkswagen Polo R WRC car will make its World Rally Championship (WRC) debut at round one of the 2013 season in France at the Rallye Monte-Carlo marking the German brand's first ever foray into the FIA series...


Volkswagen Polo R WRC road car confirmed for production
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Volkswagen Polo R WRC road car confirmed for production

The long-awaited Volkswagen Polo R WRC road car has been unveiled in production form in Monte Carlo, but the news is all bad for Australian fans of the rally-inspired pocket rocket. Limited to 2500 units worldwide, the hottest Volkswagen Polo production car in history will be produced in left-hand-drive only to satisfy homologation regulations for Volkswagen's entry into the 2013 World Rally Championship season, putting it off the table for Volkswagen Australia...


Volkswagen Polo production starts at new Chinese plant
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Volkswagen Polo production starts at new Chinese plant

Volkswagen Group has celebrated the completion of construction of its new Yizheng plant in China with the production of its first vehicle. The Yizheng plant in Eastern China, designed for an annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles, will be Shanghai Volkswagen’s second plant to produce the Volkswagen Polo in China...


Volkswagen Polo Video Review
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Volkswagen Polo Video Review

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


Volkswagen Polo R: 'extremely sporty' model coming 2013
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Volkswagen Polo R: 'extremely sporty' model coming 2013

The Volkswagen Polo R could be back on the table after the German manufacturer confirmed it would launch an "extremely sporty" variant of its light car before the end of next year. The revelation follows the unveiling of the Volkswagen Polo WRC Street concept, which VW says gives us our first preview of what to expect from the flagship hot-hatch that is due in about 18 months’ time...


Volkswagen planning SUVs based on Up!, Polo: report
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Volkswagen planning SUVs based on Up!, Polo: report

Volkswagen is reportedly planning to launch two city-sized SUVs to sit below the Tiguan to take advantage of the growing global demand for compact crossovers. German business paper Handelsblatt reports a micro-SUV based on the new Up! and a sub-compact SUV sharing the underpinnings of the Polo light car are “certain” to reach production, according to unnamed Volkswagen sources...


New Volkswagen Polo likely before 2015
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New Volkswagen Polo likely before 2015

The next-generation Volkswagen Polo could arrive in showrooms before 2015 according to German auto magazine AutoZeitung. The new Polo will be built on Volkswagen's all-new 'MQB' platform, which serves as the basis for the next generation of smaller vehicles from the Volkswagen Group...


VW Polo R: WRC car for the road hits the skids
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VW Polo R: WRC car for the road hits the skids

The Volkswagen Polo R, a model that was due to become the German car maker's road-going version of its 2013 World Rally Championship contender, looks to have exited stage left. VW’s Polo R was expected to become a twin to the Audi A1 quattro, which has gone on sale in Europe albeit in limited numbers (333) and left-hand drive only...


Volkswagen Polo BlueGT runs on two cylinders
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Volkswagen Polo BlueGT runs on two cylinders

The Volkswagen Polo BlueGT has given us an insight into the future of the German brand’s fuel-efficient engine technology at the Geneva motor show. The Polo BlueGT is the first Volkswagen production vehicle to feature cylinder deactivation technology, which allows the sophisticated city car to deliver the best of both worlds in terms of power and fuel economy...


2012 Volkswagen Polo on sale in Australia
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2012 Volkswagen Polo on sale in Australia

The 2012 Volkswagen Polo is now on sale in Australia. The price of the popular Comfortline models has been reduced and new features have been added across the range. The most significant change is to the entry-level Trendline, which is now a five-door model rather than a three-door...


Volkswagen Polo R-Line launched in Europe
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Volkswagen Polo R-Line launched in Europe

Volkswagen Germany has released the full details of the new Volkswagen Polo R-Line. Before you get too excited, this isn’t a high-performance Polo R model in the same vein as the Golf R and Scirocco R models. R-Line is Volkswagen’s name for its performance styling packages, none of which are currently offered in Australia...


2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC, not for production
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2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC, not for production

Volkswagen will enter the World Rally Championship in 2013 with the Volkswagen Polo R WRC, but fans of the hot little hatch will be forced to watch on from the sidelines. Volkswagen Australia’s Nadine Nethery confirmed the Polo R would be a one-off for the WRC series and would not inspire a production model...


Volkswagen Polo R not likely: report
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Volkswagen Polo R not likely: report

According to recent European reports, Volkswagen's R division has turned down the idea if producing a Volkswagen Polo R. Even though the Polo shares the same platform as the Audi A1, a car that will be available in hotted up all-wheel drive specification, Volkswagen says customers would prefer if Polo stuck to its front-wheel drive roots...


Audi A1 vs Volkswagen Polo GTI: light car comparison
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Audi A1 vs Volkswagen Polo GTI: light car comparison

Audi A1 Attraction vs Volkswagen Polo GTI Model Overview Audi A1 Attraction three-door six-speed manual – $29,900 Volkswagen Polo GTI five-door seven-speed DSG – $28,990 Most people with their hearts set on purchasing the newest and smallest Audi to hit our shores – the Audi A1 – have probably given little consideration to the standard Volkswagen Polo range...


2011 Volkswagen Polo GT and GTD rumoured
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2011 Volkswagen Polo GT and GTD rumoured

According to recent international reports, Volkswagen is thinking of introducing a Volkswagen Polo GT and a Volkswagen Polo GTD into the lineup. This would follow a similar trim-level trend set by the Volkswagen Golf. It's unknown what engines would be designated for each model, but reports say to expect a variant of the 1...


Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
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Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

There has never been a better time to get yourself behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Polo GTI. With a starting price of just $27,790, the all-new VW hot hatch sets the benchmark in the light-car performance segment. 132 kW and 250 Nm from a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine? You bet! Fuel economy of just 6...

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$16,990