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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Polo
For:Nice looking, superbly made and with cracking engines
Against:It is a trifle expensive, not the most dynamic of superminis
What is it?
One of the supermini staples, bigger than an Up and smaller than a Golf, but the same workmanlike style of VW-tastic hatchness. Comes in three or five-door flavours, updated in this latest generation with sharper, more linear bumpers, slightly re-designed headlights and various bits of chrome, with an interior heavily influenced by the Golf. Not revolutionary, but also almost impossible to be offended by.
It offers a range of engines, stretching from a forthcoming Polo GTI with 192bhp, to a more prosaic 60bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder ‘S’.