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Volkswagen Polo hatchback (2009 – ) expert review

The Polo is one of the most appealing superminis out there, with a high-quality interior, a desirable image and a grown-up driving experience. It's available with a wide range of efficient engines and most models are pretty well equipped.

Date added: Monday 29 November 2010.


Volkswagen Polo GTI hatchback (2010 – 2013) expert review

From a distance, the Polo GTI looks just like its big Golf brother, and it doesn't disappoint. However, its Skoda and SEAT cousins are better value.

Date added: Thursday 27 May 2010.


Volkswagen Polo 1.4 car review

The Volkswagen Polo has one of the most respected names in the supermini market having been on sale for more than 30 years. The current Volkswagen Polo has fallen behind the sleeker likes of the Vauxhall Corsa, Mazda 2 and forthcoming Ford Fiesta in terms of design.

Date added: Saturday 24 May 2008.


Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion 1 1.4 TDi car review

While some car makers are investing in all-new technologies to reduce their vehicles' environmental impact, Volkswagen has been busy developing existing technology for the same reasons. The first product of this thinking is the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion – a 1.4-litre diesel which emits just 99g/km of CO2, making it exempt from road tax.

Date added: Monday 24 March 2008.


Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion 2 1.4 TDi car review

Low emissions, great fuel economy and free road tax for some models, the Polo BlueMotion could prove to be the greenest – and most liveable – of all the envirocars.

Date added: Monday 24 September 2007.


Volkswagen Polo 1.8T GTi car review

The Polo GTi is the spiritual successor to the Mk1 Golf GTi - it’s a similar size, identical performance and the same cheeky charm which made the Golf such a hit. It's even got the same tartan cloth which the Golf made famous. But can the Volkswagen Polo GTi reach the same legendary status? Read on for our full review, or click the links to skip to a section.

Date added: Tuesday 24 October 2006.



2014 Volkswagen Polo reviewed

Andy Goodwin puts the facelifted 2014 Volkswagen Polo through its paces

Date added: Wednesday 23 April 2014.


Classic ads: Volkswagen Polo

If you’re a regular reader, you may remember that last week we brought you a super-high tech vision of the future in the form of an early ’80s Vauxhall Astra advert. Well, this week we’ve a ‘chalk and cheese’ contrast for you in the form of this beautifully simple Volkswagen ad which dates from around the same time

Date added: Wednesday 12 February 2014.


New VW Polo arrives in July

Revisions for the 2014 Volkswagen Polo have been revealed ahead of the car becoming available to order in April. It'll get new engines, a revised interior and new technology

Date added: Tuesday 28 January 2014.


Seat Ibiza Cupra (2012 – ) September report

The Seat Ibiza Cupra has been around for some time now – since 1999 in fact – but it’s never quite been able to compete with the big hitters in the compact hot-hatch market.

Date added: Wednesday 02 October 2013.