Is there anything interesting about its design?
Instantly recognisable as a member of the current Volkswagen family, the new Polo features a longer roofline tapering towards a rear, roof-level spoiler. A fine horizontal keyline running along the car’s flanks, lowers the visual centre of gravity, to help give the Polo a sleeker, more mature look.
The wheelbase has grown substantially, pushing the wheels further towards the front and rear, which combines with the car’s extra width to deliver an imposing, confident stance.
A small, third side window behind the rear door extends the glass area to enhance the car’s extra length, while a distinct horizontal line running under the tail-lights accentuates its increased width.
But some of the biggest changes are on the inside. The interior design is a bold step change from the previous neat and functional, yet relatively conservative layout.
An all-new, flowing dash adds a distinctive, edgier personality, with a range of accents and trims, varying by model, to include cool colour dash panels and slick multimedia screens ranging up to eight inches in size.
All key functions, apart from the ventilation control panel, have been shifted to the upper part of the dash, with the emphasis on simple graphics and subtle horizontal lines. It looks and feels great.