2018 Volkswagen Polo reader test team review

The sixth iteration of this small hatchback is bigger and bolder. Do our readers approve?...

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A stunning rejuvenation of the small hatchback class is under way. First, there was a replacement for the Ford Fiesta, perennially the UK’s best-selling car. Next up was the Seat Ibiza, which went from also-ran to standard-setter. Now, there’s a new VW Polo, another big-selling car in this class.

In the face of such competition, Volkswagen has gone all out to make the Mk6 Polo lighter, more spacious and classier inside than before, introducing more technology and personalisation options while keeping prices close to those of the current car. The new car’s looks go some way towards casting off the Polo’s conservative image, too.

Based on our first driving impressions, we’ve given the new Polo – which is on sale now, priced from £13,855 – a five-star rating. To find out if it’ll go down as well with buyers, we invited readers to see it at Volkswagen’s factory in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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