Geneva Motor Show latest: new VW Polo debutsNew Polo shines as motor show opens its doors

05 March 2009

Geneva Motor Show: new VW Polo

The new VW Polo on show in Geneva

The Geneva Motor Show opens its doors to the public today, and one of the show stars is undoubtedly the new VW Polo.

At first glance, the Polo could be mistaken for the - so strong is the family resemblance to VW's new supermini. This is mainly thanks to the headlights and grille, which also echo the Scirocco coupé ().

The new model is longer, wider and lower than the outgoing Polo, which makes it look more squat and purposeful - sporty even. That's sure to find favour with UK supermini buyers, who aren't endowed with a wealth of attractive 'minis to choose from.

Attractive new Polo

Better still, VW has carried over the interior styling from the new Golf, making this Polo more attractive inside than any predecessor. And, judging by the show models, the new Polo is very well built.

Mechanically, it’s based on underpinnings from the current and - two cars that have impressed in Which? tests (the popular Fabia is already a ).

That bodes well for the Polo, which can add standard electronic stability control (ESC) to the mix, making it more attractive for safety-conscious buyers.


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