We don’t yet have confirmed prices for the Polo, but what can be said is that it’s likely to be a few hundred pounds more to buy than the previous model and also a few hundred pounds more than the equivalent Seat Ibiza, Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia.
However, the Polo is also likely to have slightly better residuals than those rivals, so when it comes to PCP finance, which the vast majority of buyers will turn to, the Polo’s monthly payments should not be too far adrift, if at all.
Avoid the punchy 1.5 and 2.0 petrols and you’ll enjoy very agreeable running costs, too. The diesels will probably be the cleanest engines available, although their CO2 emissions figures have yet to be released. However, at this early stage, we’d say the 94bhp 1.0 turbo petrol is the best bet: it has the best blend of performance, official fuel economy and official CO2 emissions.