Should I buy one?
It’s hard to give a definitive verdict until we get the full pricing for the Polo and get to sample a broader range of engines on UK roads, but there’s no question that it is a very good car that has taken the qualities of its predecessor and made them better.
That means it will still major on practicality, quality and running costs, and for many buyers that combination will be more than enough. The only real quibble is that we wish it was a bit more involving to drive, an area in which the current (soon to be replaced) Fiesta currently sets a benchmark.
Overall, though, the Polo joins the Seat Ibiza on our shortlist as one of the most exciting new small cars coming on to the market and, as such, it must be considered as a viable challenger to the aforementioned Fabia’s Car of the Year crown.
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Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI
Engine size 1.0 turbo petrol
Top speed tbc
Gov't economy (official combined) tbc
CO2/BIK band tbc
Insurance group tbc
On sale September
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