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2020 Volkswagen Polo review: Style 85TSI

A new, tech-laden variant of Volkswagen’s city car will make you think twice about buying an entry-level Golf.

2018 Volkswagen Polo Beats review

Are headphones and compact city cars a marketing match made in heaven, or is Volkswagen pushing its luck with the Polo Beats?

2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

If there's such a thing as a 'mature' hot hatch, it's the 2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI. But just because it's easy to live with and sophisticated to behold, don't mistakenly assume it won't carve corners on demand...

2018 Volkswagen Polo long-term review: Farewell

Spending the last few months with Volkswagen's little hatchback has reinforced why we believe it's one of the segment leaders.

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Volkswagen Polo Videos

2020 Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI comparison

SToush: Ford's new pocket rocket takes on the Polo GTI...

Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review: Farewell

Well, it's goodbye to our long-term review of the 2019 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition model. What does the team think of this new-generation offering? Find out here.

2018 Volkswagen Polo long-termer review: Introduction

Last year, we welcomed a perky little new-generation Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition to the garage. Note: At the time of shooting, some features were unavailable for the Australian Polo range. Since then options like navigation and the Active Info Display have become available on select variants in the line-up.  ...

2019 Volkswagen Polo Beats review

It's not cheap, given the same fundamental powertrain and transmission package is available for less, but the Beats offers all the Polo's best assets in a package that'll no doubt appeal strongly to people who want to stand out a bit more than is possible in the Comfortline or R-Line.

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Volkswagen Polo Comparisons

2020 Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI comparison

Same size. Same 147kW of turbocharged power. The new Fiesta ST and Polo GTI are members of a dwindling ‘pocket rocket’ breed of city-sized performance cars. Thankfully, both are great – but for differing reasons.

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport

The Volkswagen Polo is only two years younger than the Golf, yet it took 19 years for Volkswagen to finally determine that its city car would be a good fit for the sporty GTI badge. In between the first Golf GTI of 1976 and the original Polo GTI of 1995, the German brand believed its Passat family sedan and wedge-shaped Scirocco coupe were worthier recipients of the famous trio of capital letters (though there was a supercharged Polo G40 in 1991)...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline v Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo

The Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo account for more than 20 million global sales between them – and that’s not counting the Japanese city car’s 1980s/1990s predecessors that had different names around the world. Swift is the right word to describe the little Suzuki’s rise to six-million units since it became a proper global model in 2005...

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Volkswagen Polo News

Volkswagen Polo GTI, Audi A1 40 TFSI get power boost and seven-speed auto in Europe, not for Australia

The Volkswagen Polo GTI hot hatch and Audi A1 40 TFSI have been treated to a performance bump in Europe – but an Australian launch appears unlikely for the foreseeable future. A rolling change from March 2021 production onwards, the 2...

2022 Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift teased ahead of June 2021 reveal, Australian launch due by mid-2022

The facelifted 2022 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been teased for the first time, ahead of its full debut at the end of June 2021, and Australian launch in the second quarter of 2022 (April to June inclusive). A sole teaser image released by Volkswagen overnight confirms the Polo GTI will benefit from similar styling updates to those applied to the standard Polo late in April, headlined by a new front end with reshaped headlights and a full-width LED daytime-running light bar...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best City Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best City Car Finalists: Kia Picanto Kia Rio Suzuki Swift Toyota Yaris Volkswagen Polo The city-car segment took the second-biggest sales hit in 2020 – down nearly 40 per cent – though it remains the go-to vehicle type for buyers looking for some of Australia’s cheapest new cars – including many still priced below $20,000...

2022 Volkswagen Polo facelift officially revealed, Australian launch early 2022

The facelifted 2022 Volkswagen Polo has been officially unveiled, ahead of its Australian launch in the first quarter of 2022. Changes are concentrated on the styling front, with the Polo gaining a revised front-end with new headlights loosely inspired by the larger Golf, connected across the slimmer grille by an LED light strip similar to other Volkswagen vehicles...

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Volkswagen Polo Owner Reviews

2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

Well this review for the Polo GTI may be a little different to most as it's all from my perspective. Firstly to get the performance stats out of the way, it has a maximum speed of 237km/h (250 with a little help from the gradient and if the launch control is used), 0-100km/h in 6.15 seconds, 400 metres in 14.5 seconds, and if the hammer is kept down it will change into 6th gear at 200km/h...

2014 Volkswagen Polo 81TSI Comfortline review

Trying to surprise your wife is not always an easy job. I promised that I would get her a "good" car on the day I set out to find her new wheels. I also proclaimed to her that I would have this sorted in time to be back home by lunch. When we met, she owned a Holden Epica...

2019 Volkswagen Polo 85 TSI Comfortline review

In June I purchased my first new car (a demo) and it's the first car I've owned in 20 years. The car was needed as I had recently returned to Australia after living in Vancouver, Canada for over a decade...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70 TSI Trendline review

One day, I felt like I deserved to get behind the wheel of something brand new. I'd deliberately punished myself by driving a bare-bones DE Mazda2 Neo for 2 years to save some money and not stay awake at night worrying about damage from being parked on the mean streets of inner Sydney. The Mazda2 was a brilliant car and I miss its zippy charm, brilliant short-throw gear shift and low running costs...

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