Polo GTI Plus
The great-looking and appealingly spacious Volkswagen Polo is one of the most popular and best-rated cars of its kind.
Although bigger than before, the Polo is still compact enough that it handles hectic urban motoring with ease. Its five-door body allows easy access, too – an essential quality required by time-pressed families and businesses alike. Inside this smartly appointed vehicle, there’s plenty of room for a young family of five to travel comfortably. As well as a host of useful cubbies, this practical supermini possesses a 351-litre boot space, which expands to 1,079 litres when rear seats are flipped.
With a standard-issue 1.0-litre 60bhp petrol engine installed, the Polo delivers up to 58.9mpg while producing CO2 emissions from just 108g/km. For peak potency, choose a model that is fitted with a 2.0-litre 200bhp petrol unit, which puts out 320Nm of torque, enabling acceleration from 0-60mph in approximately 6.5 seconds. Optimal efficiency is provided by a 1.4-litre 75bhp diesel engine: as much as 76.3mpg, and emissions as low as 95g/km.
Technology and safety
Entry-level SE grades come with a minimum six-speaker stereo system, which includes DAB digital radio, two USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity. Upgrade to the Beats trim for an eight-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system that features a 350-watt sound stereo with a CD player, an SD card slot and more.
This well-equipped hatchback boasts a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating and a whole host of passive safety features and driving aids. For instance, the car was an early adopter of Autonomous Emergency Braking, which significantly reduces the risk of low-speed collisions.
Get in touch
To test drive the Small Car of the Year for 2019 (as awarded by What Car?), please phone your nearest Corkills Motor Group showroom today. Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to contact us online.