The Polo has freshened up – and we have the whole story as Volkswagen’s next-generation star sets its sights on returning to the top of the supermini class.
Bigger, better built and with an advanced engine range, the smart-looking small car will challenge for honours alongside tough new rivals such as Ford’s Fiesta – on sale later in 2008 – and Honda’s Jazz.
Following on from our pictures of the new VW Golf, it’s easy to see where the inspiration for the latest Polo’s styling has come from. It blends the taut bodywork of the family favourite with the intricate detailing of the recent up! concept car. The next Polo will be much chunkier than the current model with a more distinctive front end, featuring sporty headlights and a neat twin-slat grille. There’s a classy rising waistline, too, and the whole look is finished off by Tiguan-style tail-lamps.