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shops. And like before, the Polo does exactly that. What justifies the ‘new’ tag here is a handful of engines to keep the Polo competitive in the low CO2 and fuel consumption game. City types will warm to the petrol triples, while diesel units have the legs to make light work of a motorway slog. Value for money With an entry price a whisker above five figures, the Polo is surprisingly affordable. Granted, you’ll be wise to spend a little more if you want a few extra comforts, but factor in the car’s potential to deliver 60mpg economy in 1.0-litre guise and it’s easy to see its appeal. Anyone downsizing from a larger car won’t feel cheated when they step into the Polo.
Price: £13,065 Engine: 1.0-litre petrol unit producing 59bhp and 70lb/ft of torque Transmission: Five-speed manual driving the front wheels Performance: Top speed 100mph, 0-62mph in 15.5 seconds Economy: 60.1mpg combined Emissions: 106g/km of CO2