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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 could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

Volkswagen Eos, Polo, Crafter recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen Australia has initiated its recall for older-generation Polo, Eos and Crafter model lines has part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, a total of 7847 vehicles are being recalled for potentially faulty inflators (front driver's side in the Polo and Eos, front driver and passenger side for the Crafter), across various model years...

2010-14 Volkswagen Polo recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen has recalled 2010-2014 Polo models to have driver-side Takata airbag inflators replaced. As with all Takata-related recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade. If a vehicle with an affected inflator is involved in an accident triggering the airbag, there's a risk the metal inflator housing will rupture under too much internal pressure...

2019 Volkswagen Polo Style pricing and specs

Volkswagen Australia has announced details for the Polo 85TSI Style, which serves as the new top-spec variant of the core range – discounting the GTI hot hatch, naturally. Priced from $24,990 before on-road costs, the Polo Style is DSG only, and brings a range of equipment and features that were previously optional or not available on the local range...

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 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...