The Volkswagen Polo is classy car for classy people. It's the perfect choice if you think Beemers are a bit laddy and Mercs are a bit expensive.
Volkswagen launched the newest sixth generation Polo in 2017. Well, it’s available in 2018 but we’ve all seen it and we’ve all taken it for a test drive.
The good news is that VW has improved pretty much everything. The Polo — built on the same foundations as the awesome SEAT Ibiza — is bigger than its predecessor and you've got five new engines to choose from.
On the outside, everything's a little bit sharper. VW’s designers have rubbed out all the soft curves of the 2012 Polo, replacing them with hard angular lines.
And it looks sensational!
My biggest criticism of the old Polos is that they simply weren’t fun to drive. Thankfully, things are better with the 2017 model.
There’s plenty of grip and the steering feels pretty tactile. The ride is firm enough to stop any noticeable roll yet soft enough to soak up potholes and speed bumps. Yes, it won’t leave a smile on your face like the Fiesta will but it won’t leave you frowning either.
Inside, it’s a very classy affair. From the big infotainment screen to the driver’s HUD, everything just oozes German sophistication.
If you’re in the market for a more premium hatchback, you’ll be hard pushed to do better than the Polo.
Insurance at a glance
- Average Insurance Group: 12
- Highest Insurance Group: 23
- Lowest Insurance Group: 3