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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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2018 Volkswagen Polo drive-away deals announced

Volkswagen Australia has today confirmed drive-away pricing for the 2018 Polo, set to start at $17,990 The base 70TSI Trendline is priced from $17,990 drive-away with a manual, identical to the previous list price. It's the same story for the dual-clutch model, priced from $20,490 drive-away. Power comes from a 1...

2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled for towing eye fix

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2018 model-year Polo, over fears the welding on the included towing eye could fail under duress. According to the company, the towing eye in the vehicle tool kit could tear when force is exerted on it. If it does tear, the towrope could sling back and injure people standing nearby. A total of 2611 cars are affected by the recall...

CarAdvice podcast 88: Our CEO talks cars we own

In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018...

2018 Volkswagen Polo pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Volkswagen Polo range have been revealed this week, with the all-new light hatch to kick off at $17,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms next month. The sixth-generation of Volkswagen's light car comes in at just $800 more than the vehicle it replaces, despite being larger in every dimension, more powerful and featuring more equipment...

Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 rally car revealed

Volkswagen has followed the Golf GTI TCR launch with another – arguably more exciting – motorsport reveal, in the form of the rally-ready Polo GTI R5. The R5 continues the line of Polo-based rally cars from Volkswagen, a line which has seen some serious success in recent seasons...

Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 teased

Volkswagen has released a teaser sketch of its upcoming Polo GTI R5, a rally version of the latest Polo GTI hot hatch. Making around 270hp (201kW), the Polo GTI R5 will become available to professional teams and drivers from the second half of 2018 to compete in various global motorsport series, including the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)...

Volkswagen Polo value sharpened as runout nears

The new-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo is on the horizon, so the company has sexed-up the outgoing current version for one final hurrah. Volkswagen Australia announced this week its intention to dump the familiar Polo Trendline and Comfortline variants and replace them with new models called the Urban and Urban+...

2018 Volkswagen Polo and Polo GTI revealed, Australian debut early next year

Today, mere hours after the first clear images made their way online, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been given an official unveiling. The model replaces the current fifth-generation Polo that made its global debut at the 2009 Geneva motor show, before 2014 brought minor styling tweaks and significant technology changes...

2018 Volkswagen Polo revealed in Euro press leak

UPDATE: The new Polo has now been officially revealed. Details and photos here. The new-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been given an unscheduled online unveiling today, hours ahead of its global debut at a special event in Europe. These photos, surfaced in the European press today and on enthusiast site CarScoops, reveal in clear detail the styling of Volkswagen's embiggened light car...

Volkswagen SUVs won't receive GTI treatment

Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen brand, says the GTI badge will only be used on hot hatches, namely the Up, Polo and Golf, thereby quashing rumours of GTI crossover. In a recent interview Diess told Autocar, "I think with the three [GTI models] we have now, we are set". Above: The recently revealed Up GTI Concept...

2018 Volkswagen Polo teased ahead of debut this week

The tail-lights and side styling of the new Volkswagen Polo has been teased ahead of the car's unveiling at the end of this week. Overnight, Volkswagen issued its first official preview of the next-generation Polo hatchback. While we saw the new Polo practically undisguised back in March this year, this is the first time we've been given a clear view of the car's tail-light graphics...