Featuring a slight facelift and a smattering of new kit, the update has brought this hatch yet another step forward in the constant struggle for domination in the small hatch category.
The Volkswagen Polo will be offered with a few engine options from a 64hp engine to a 197hp engine. Diesel and gasoline options will be offered. Customers will get to choose from three trim level, the Trendline, Confortline, and Highline. There is also a special edition Beats model while the GTI model will arrive at the end of this year.
VW recently built its 150 millionth car, and nearly one in 10 of those have been Polos. The first Polo launched 40 years ago. Let’s see if this sixth generation is worthy of that heritage. It’s expected the new Polo will arrive Down Under towards the end of next year.
The boot is a decent size in its smallest position, 351 litres, and can grow in most versions by dropping the floor. But if you get the Beats stereo, that space is taken up by a subwoofer. Drop the seatbacks – they split 60:40 – and the floor is nowhere near flat, because the rear cushion doesn’t flip up.