Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 4BC account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 4BC content and other benefits.


Joining is easy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

VW’s Polo Style – a light city car with so much polish and a bigger car feel.

David Berthon

There’s an art in making a car feel bigger than it really is – one such light car is Volkswagen’s five-door Polo hatch. The sixth-generation Polo has always been a cut above in the light car class but at premium price. Last August Volkswagen Australia launched a new premium model, the Polo Style  – at $24,990, said to add $2,200 to the Polo Comfortline but providing around $4,000 in extras. All Polo’s feature 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder engines – the excellent 85kW unit in the Style model offers nice torque – linked to a 7-speed DSG automatic it’s a high point, economical too, I managed 5.6L/100 but it does require 95 Ron fuel. Steering response is smooth and combined with a great ride quality also gives Polo Style a much bigger feel than it really it.

The DSG auto or direct dual-clutch auto is a lot sharper than DSG’s of old. Manual shift paddles however mean you can sharpen up changes when required. Polo Style has a stack of features like a rear view camera; a top-quality Beats sound system and an Active Info digital instrument cluster – its clever with a host of applications. Good boot space and above average rear seat space deserve mention as does the Warranty – VW’s five year unlimited cover although service costs can get expensive. But overall a city car with lot of polish.

I’m David Berthon

Click PLAY to listen!

Download this podcast here

David Berthon
Advertisement