Motoring: Volkswagen’s classic small car fulfils its grown-up reputation

Despite one or two disappointing interior features, the Volkswagen Polo is a solid, reliable and practical hatchback

The Volkswagen Polo: a winning combination of class, practicality and solidity

The Volkswagen Polo might be small, but it’s a giant of the new car market in Europe.

The compact hatchback is one of the company’s best-selling models, thanks to its winning combination of class, practicality and solidity.

As an arch-rival to the Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris, it has some impressive competition though, which is why Volkswagen has applied a few styling and technology upgrades to the latest generation.

The most obvious changes can be ...