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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 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.

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.

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Volkswagen Polo Videos

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 CarAdvice.com 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.

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?

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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

2010-14 Volkswagen Polo recalled for Takata airbags

2010-14 Volkswagen Polo models sold in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia have been recalled to have their faulty driver-side Takata airbags replaced. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time...

Volkswagen EOFY drive-away deals announced

Volkswagen Australia has announced a slew of end-of-financial-year sales across the range, with the Golf and Amarok getting the most attention. Until June 30, buyers can nab drive-away pricing for the entire Golf range, with the Trendline starting at $24,990 drive-away, the Comfortline at $29,990 drive-away, the Highline at $36,990 drive-away, and finally the GTI hot hatch at $48,990 drive-away...

2018-19 Volkswagen Polo recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 and 2019 model-year Polo range over concerns affected vehicles could have faulty handbrakes. The German brand reports "the adjuster nut for the handbrake lever can loosen", which could prevent the handbrake from being fully applied...

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...

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Volkswagen Polo Owner Reviews

2015 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline Review

Authors Note: As this review is written, I am half way through my year as an L-plater in NSW so I cannot give feedback at 90km/h+ highway speed. November 2015 rolls around and our tired 2005 Volvo XC70 estate of 3 years needs a replacement, and with the added benefit of a tax rebate we take home a beautiful new 2015 VW Polo 81TSI with the 6 speed manual in Sunset Red...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline review

We own a white manual 2018 VW Polo 85TSI Comfortline, which includes the Driver Assistance Package. SAFETY I couldn’t find a car in its class that was safer than the Polo 85TSI with the Driver Assist’ Pack...

2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline review

I understand the lack of insight two months of ownership provides, but I thought potential buyers may benefit from my experience with the recently released AW Polo in all its base-model 70TSI DSG glory. I’ll comment specifically about the drivetrain of the Polo, because it’s often an issue of contention in the comment section...

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...

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Volkswagen Polo Galleries

2018 Volkswagen Polo Beats review

2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI review

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