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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 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.

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline auto review

The sixth-gen Volkswagen Polo continues a family line that dates back to 1975. Here, we put the entry-level 70TSI Trendline through its city paces.

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report five: Cabin comfort and practicality

The 2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition has quickly become a core part of the CarAdvice Melbourne family. We've taken it on a road trip, tested it during the daily grind, and we've critiqued its infotainment system. Now, we're taking a closer look at one of the biggest improvements made to the Polo in this, its new generation – interior comfort and practicality...

2019 Volkswagen Polo 6 GTI review

The revamped Volkswagen Polo 6 GTI promises to be more Golf-like and more authentically 'GTI'. But does it make for a better compact hot hatchback? Or a properly affordable one?

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Volkswagen Polo Videos

2019 Volkwagen Polo GTI review: Australian launch

Jez Spinks drives the bigger new 2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI, now powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The Polo GTI is all grown up, but is it better?

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...

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Volkswagen Polo Comparisons

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...

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...

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Volkswagen Polo News

Clio RS 18 v Polo GTI drag race - video

The all-new Volkswagen Polo GTI has hit the market around the world – including Australia. So how does its performance compare to that of rivals? South Africa's Cars.co.za decided to pit the new hot Polo against the Renault Clio RS 18 in an old-school drag race this week, posting the video to its YouTube channel. On paper, the two light hatches are closely matched...

Volkswagen Polo, Transporter recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen Australia has commenced the first part of its Takata airbag recall, issuing a notice for the previous-generation Polo light hatch and Transporter van across various model years. This particular recall involves the MY07-09 Polo (A4) and MY08-15 Transporter, with 4253 units and 13,717 units affected from each model line respectively...

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...

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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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