Car reviews - Volkswagen - Polo - 70TSI Trendline
The game of Polo has moved up one class and this Volkswagen is certainly a class act
1 Nov 2018
WHEN playing a game of polo, a mallet-swinging horseback rider must drive a small white ball through the opposition team’s goalposts. With the new-generation Polo, however, Volkswagen is determined to not only drive a wedge into the light car class, but tear segment traditions in half.
The previous-generation Polo, which launched locally in 2010, was always – in its loftier model grades especially – a ‘cut above’ other three- and five-door hatchbacks in terms of its smooth turbocharged performance, silken ride quality and outstanding rear-seat comfort and amenities.
Now, however, the South African-built five-door has secured the additional size to match its purported upper-class aspirations. It now sits not just above rivals, but beyond them, and according to Volkswagen Australia it is now able to play both on small hatchback as well as small SUV turf.
With this entry-level Polo 70TSI Trendline now more expensive than old rivals, it will also need to bring more than just a larger footprint to the playing field if it is to become a successful model.
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Model release date: 1 March 2018
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