Polo

A look back at the Volkswagen Polo Mk1 (1975 – 1981)

Much like the Passat, the Polo was another example of a Volkswagen that started life as an Audi. Disregarding the 1990’s A3 or A2, the first proper small Audi was actually the 50, which was then subsequently rebranded as the Polo in 1976. The car was styled by Bertone and featured all-new EA111 overhead camshaft(…)

VW Microbus to return in EV form

Great news for Volkswagen fans! Speaking at the recent launch of the new Polo compact, Company CEO, Herbert Diess, confirmed that the car-maker is finally to build a new Microbus. This time however, it’s going to be electric. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand. We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Jetta (1979 – 1984)

Today we look at one of the more interesting additions to the VW range. The Jetta was initially based on the illustrious Golf, but didn’t hit the markets until five years after the car that inspired it. Originally, the Jetta was aimed at more conservative customers, in particular – those in the US who found(…)

New generation Polo to be 20cm longer and 70kg lighter

The sixth generation Polo is to be revealed at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show in 2017, replacing the fifth generation model that has been on the roads since 2009. It was widely thought that the new design would be larger than previous incarnations to allow for more room in the cabin, and space for passengers(…)