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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 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...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline manual review

We know the Polo is capable, handsome and refined, but can it be fun? The base-model manual certainly makes a good fist of it.

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-termer: introduction

Say hello to the newest and brightly-coloured addition to the CarAdvice long-term fleet: the 2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition, with us for the next few months. We'll cover the ins and outs of our experience with this car in upcoming instalments, but here we'll go over the specifics of the Launch Edition's setup and features...

2018 Volkswagen Polo review

The new Volkswagen Polo isn’t the most exciting city car to behold, or steer through corners. But if it's substance and depth you desire, then nothing in the class can match it. A city car for grown-ups.

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Volkswagen Polo Videos

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.

Volkswagen Polo Video Review

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

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Volkswagen Polo Comparisons

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...

Volkswagen Polo v Peugeot 208 : Comparison Review

Until recently, Australians shopping for a new city car on a budget wouldn’t have even bothered kicking tyres in a European brand’s showroom. Light Euro tikes have typically been prohibitively expensive to purchase and frightfully costly to service, making their Japanese or South Korean counterparts the default choice...

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Volkswagen Polo News

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...

Volkswagen Tiguan Coupe coming in 2019 - report

The Volkswagen Tiguan could be getting a sporty coupe-style variant, according to a new report out of France. L'Automobile Magazine claims the German brand is preparing a Tiguan Coupe for release sometime in 2019 – likely a Europe on-sale date, mind you – serving a similar role for the standard Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace as the BMW X4 plays to the X3...

Volkswagen GTI drag race: Polo v Golf – video

How do you prove one car is faster than another? You drag race them – duh! The new Volkswagen Polo GTI isn't far off its Golf GTI stablemate these days in terms of power, but how does that translate in straight-line speed? In this video, Car Mania aims to answer that question...

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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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