Although the interior is another tribute to economy’s charm, the cockpit betrays the car’s size. The cabin feels nearly as roomy and solid as a MKV Rabbit, and just as comfortable. Backseat space is tight, but there is plenty of headroom. Three-tone seats add a playful yet strangely sterile feel, thanks to the incorporation of bright aqua waffle-weave material that vaguely recalls a hospital gown (VW calls this Polo-exclusive interior trim package “Popcorn”). Controls, instruments and accoutrements are similar to North American-market cars, including the familiar blue and red gauge cluster lighting. The cluster includes a fuel consumption readout, enabling BlueMotion drivers to indulge in a bit of self-congratulatory celebration. Safety was not compromised for the purposes of weight reduction; standard features include front and side airbags and ABS with braking assist.