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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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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing and specifications

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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: first-time adjustable suspension not for Oz

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