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Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 rally car revealed

Volkswagen has followed the Golf GTI TCR launch with another – arguably more exciting – motorsport reveal, in the form of the rally-ready Polo GTI R5. The R5 continues the line of Polo-based rally cars from Volkswagen, a line which has seen some serious success in recent seasons...

Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 teased

Volkswagen has released a teaser sketch of its upcoming Polo GTI R5, a rally version of the latest Polo GTI hot hatch. Making around 270hp (201kW), the Polo GTI R5 will become available to professional teams and drivers from the second half of 2018 to compete in various global motorsport series, including the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)...

Volkswagen Polo value sharpened as runout nears

The new-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo is on the horizon, so the company has sexed-up the outgoing current version for one final hurrah. Volkswagen Australia announced this week its intention to dump the familiar Polo Trendline and Comfortline variants and replace them with new models called the Urban and Urban+...

2018 Volkswagen Polo and Polo GTI revealed, Australian debut early next year

Today, mere hours after the first clear images made their way online, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been given an official unveiling. The model replaces the current fifth-generation Polo that made its global debut at the 2009 Geneva motor show, before 2014 brought minor styling tweaks and significant technology changes...

2018 Volkswagen Polo revealed in Euro press leak

UPDATE: The new Polo has now been officially revealed. Details and photos here. The new-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been given an unscheduled online unveiling today, hours ahead of its global debut at a special event in Europe. These photos, surfaced in the European press today and on enthusiast site CarScoops, reveal in clear detail the styling of Volkswagen's embiggened light car...

Volkswagen SUVs won't receive GTI treatment

Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen brand, says the GTI badge will only be used on hot hatches, namely the Up, Polo and Golf, thereby quashing rumours of GTI crossover. In a recent interview Diess told Autocar, "I think with the three [GTI models] we have now, we are set". Above: The recently revealed Up GTI Concept...

2018 Volkswagen Polo teased ahead of debut this week

The tail-lights and side styling of the new Volkswagen Polo has been teased ahead of the car's unveiling at the end of this week. Overnight, Volkswagen issued its first official preview of the next-generation Polo hatchback. While we saw the new Polo practically undisguised back in March this year, this is the first time we've been given a clear view of the car's tail-light graphics...

Skoda Octavia RS245 in Australia from November, 2018 VW Polo due first quarter - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article previously suggested the RS245 would be offered in DSG automatic form only. In fact, the company expects to offer both.  The hot new Skoda Octavia RS45 will hit Australia in November, while the now not-so-compact new 2018 Volkswagen Polo will touch down in the first quarter of next year...

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI to use old Golf GTI engine - report

The next-generation Volkswagen Polo GTI will reportedly use the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine from the fifth-generation Golf GTI. Sources from within Volkswagen have told AutoExpress the new Polo GTI will ditch the current car's 1.8-litre turbocharged mill in favour of a 2.0-litre turbo unit, said to be the 147kW/280Nm engine used in the fifth-generation Golf GTI...

2018 Volkswagen Polo spied undisguised in South Africa

A car that could well be the new Volkswagen Polo has been photographed completely undisguised in South Africa. The car seen here was spotted by a Cars.co.za reader, and certainly seems to be an undisguised pre-production version of the sixth-generation Polo. Up front, the new Polo features a conservative face that's heavily inspired by the larger Golf...

2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year

The all-new, next-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo will make its world premiere in June, the company has confirmed this week. Confirming an early 2018 launch for Australia, the company's local communications chief Paul Pottinger told CarAdvice today we can expect a "quantum change" for the new model...