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Mini Golf isn't just a fun game. It's also the best descriptor for the imminent 2018 Volkswagen Polo, which takes the company's smallest model (in Australia) to new heights, in terms of space, in-car tech and dynamic sophistication.
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Volkswagen Polo Reviews

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report four: Road trip

You’ve seen how our long-term 2018 Volkswagen Polo has handled the city, and no surprise, it performs as well as a small hatch should. But now it’s time to take ‘Ginger’ – as James Wong has affectionately named it – on a road trip. The itinerary is a 1500-kilometre round trip on the east coast between Melbourne and Moruya, NSW, to see my folks...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline review

Volkswagen's latest Polo has proven itself a compact bundle of goodness. But can two reviewers agree on what's good and what misses the mark?

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report three: Urban driving

Being a light car, urban environments are where our Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-termer should excel. Over the past few months, little Ginger has spent a lot of time stuck in traffic and navigating Melbourne's metropolitan streets. The Polo has always been praised for its refined and upmarket driving experience, and this latest iteration of the German hatchback is no different...

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report two: Infotainment

Considering they're pitched primarily younger buyers, it's important that modern light cars have the latest in infotainment for tech-savvy and stream-happy buyers. Luckily for those youngsters, the Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition has just about every base covered. All variants of the new-generation 2018 Polo range come fitted as standard with the familiar 8...

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Volkswagen Polo Videos

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI review: The Polo grows up

On singular merit, the Polo remains very impressive, offers broad appeal, and doesn't really exhibit shortcomings of major concern in any critical areas. What this latest test has further anchored is the growing belief around the CarAdvice traps that this new generation has lobbed as the most mature offering in the compact class, and looks to maintain its class-act status for overall goodness...

2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. At a little over $27k, the 2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI isn't just the GTI for those who can't afford a Golf GTI, it's a properly good thing in its own right. But we want to know how it’s going to handle the track here at Sandown Raceway. One of the most competitively priced and well-specced light hot hatches on sale, the 2016 Polo GTI comes standard with a 6...

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.

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Volkswagen Polo Comparisons

2018 Citroen C3 Shine v Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition comparison

European cars are normally associated with high purchase and running costs, but these days you can get into a Euro vehicle for under 20 grand. The lower end of the passenger car market may not be as big as it used to be – such is the SUV-crazy age these days – but there are some solid options available for not a whole lot of money for those who want something that isn't a Toyota or Mazda...

2018 Mazda 2 GT automatic v Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline DSG comparison

Not everyone wants the cheapest city car they can afford. To find out which small car is worth spending (relatively) big money on, we pitch the new Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline against the flagship Mazda 2 GT. If the Volkswagen Polo hasn’t been the biggest vehicle in the city car segment, it has always been one of the most grown-up...

Abarth 595C v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison

The arrival of the new 2016 Abarth 595 has dropped the ownership doorway into Italy's famed scorpion shield from mid-$30k down to a basement-level $27,500 list price. Stripping back the frills, while liberally pilfering from the marque's go-fast parts bin, this 'regular 595' is the type of cut-priced sweet spot many buyers having been hankering for...

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Volkswagen Polo News

Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall

Volkswagen Group Australia has initiated its recall for over 100,000 vehicles across various model lines fitted with faulty Takata airbags, as part of the Australian Government's mandatory safety recall that requires all defective inflators to be replaced by 31 December 2020...

Volkswagen GTI family faces off - video

With the recent addition of the Up! GTI, Volkswagen has hot hatch for essentially all tastes. But which one is quickest in a straight line? Along with the current Golf, Polo and Up! GTI, this video throws a bit of a curveball into the mix, in the form of a pre-facelift Golf GTI Clubsport S...

2018 Volkswagen Polo gains R-Line option

The Volkswagen Polo range has been bolstered with the addition of a sporty R-Line Package, now available on Comfortline variants. Priced at $1500, the R-Line pack adds more aggressive bumpers front and rear with gloss-black accents, side skirt extensions in black grain, a diffuser-style rear treatment with chromed faux tailpipe finishers, a rear spoiler in high-gloss black, and 16-inch 'Sebring' alloys finished in Metallic Grey...

2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled – UPDATE

UPDATE (19/6/18): Volkswagen Australia has expanded this recall, and confirmed with CarAdvice that previous-generation models are affected, not the current Polo as previously reported. See article for details Volkswagen has recalled around 13,000 examples of the previous-generation 2018 model-year Polo, over concerns about the left-rear seatbelt releasing under certain conditions...

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Volkswagen Polo Owner Reviews

2015 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline Review

The light car segment is fiercely competitive, and at eight years old, the current Volkswagen Polo is one of the oldest in its class. Despite an extensive facelift in 2014 it is still the same car underneath, so the question remains: should it still be on your shopping list? As you will read, that answer is, yes...

2012 Volkswagen Polo GTi Review

After owning a Ford Falcon XR6 for over three years, I thought it was time for a change. I decided to go for a 2012 Volkswagen Polo GTI with a seven-speed DSG, and what a change it was. Everything about the Polo, from the engine note to the interior, screams refinement. It has a little 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit that pumps out 132kW of power and 250Nm of torque...

2016 Volkswagen Polo GTi Review

Let me guess, most of your driving is done on your own, sitting in traffic on your way to work. While you dream of punting a sports car along a clear winding road, the reality is that, at best, you get this opportunity once a week. You feel you need a big car to carry people and belongings but again in reality, its invariably just you and your briefcase...

2010 Volkswagen Polo 7 Tsi Comfortline Review

I purchased my 2010 Polo 77TSI Comfortline 1.2 Manual at 108,000km for an absolute steal. It'd been well cared for and the seller was genuinely leaving the country. Upgrading from my beloved 2001 Mazda 323, first impressions were good. I could actually see at night and the wipers worked. However, I soon came to realise that all was not peachy...

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