There's only one engine in the Fox range: a 54bhp, three-cylinder 1.2 petrol unit. This revs keenly, and mated to a crisp gearshift, delivers spirited pace – it’s far livelier around town than its 17.4-second 0-60mph time would suggest.
Volkswagen Fox Hatchback ride & handling
Don’t be fooled by the Fox’s diminutive dimensions – it drives very well. Although larger bumps can catch it out, the suspension generally provides a comfortable ride. The Fox also corners securely and changes direction cleanly, but the steering is rather light.
Volkswagen Fox Hatchback refinement
To think of the Fox as simply a city car is doing it a slight disservice. It also holds its own on longer journeys, because decent suppression of road and wind noise makes it comfortable on the motorway, too. The 1.2 petrol thrums rather loudly when pushed, but settles to a steady hum on the motorway.