After the Golf, the smaller Polo is Volkswagen’s best-selling car in the UK. It’s easy to overlook, but the Polo is everywhere. To our minds, however, it’s always had a bit of an odd image. It just doesn’t manage the same ‘royalty’ status in small car land that the Golf does. Yet it’s still priced at a premium compared to the equivalent Ford Fiesta or Renault Clio.
In recent years, that image has been brought into sharper focus by the moves into the Polo’s playground by genuine premium players. The Audi A1, BMW-designed Mini, and even the DS3 and Fiat 500 all offer a chicer, cooler image and some big car features that the Polo hasn’t been able to compete with.
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