It has always managed to distil all the good qualities of its larger and hugely popular sibling, the VW Golf, and package them in the body of a smaller car. To read our reviews on all the previous generations of VW Polo, click here.
This latest model is offered with a broader range of engines than most of its rivals. They include 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.8-litre petrols, in a line-up that should cover every requirement from cheap and frugal, to fast and fun. A 1.4 diesel in two power outputs also caters for those who value economy over everything else.
Refinement is also one of the VW’s strengths in a class of typically quite noisy cars, while it’s interior feels solidly put together.
If you’re in the market for a small car, we certainly recommend you look at the Polo. Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions, along with our recommendations for the trim level and engine to choose.