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PRACTICAL AND PLEASING: On the outside, the fifth-generation Polo is "touched up" with new head and tail lamps, plus a redesigned front bumper with a bigger air intake, on the inside, the driving position is excellent, even for six-footers

The Polo 1.2 TSI is no lethargic eco car; its 160Nm of torque available from a low 1,400 rpm means that this under-1,100kg model is a spirited performer.

Sweet little Polo

They may be small and efficient city cars but they are also fun to drive.
Nov 29, 2014 5:50 AM

GOING by the model name, the Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI may not sound like a new car but it is. This five-door mini hatchback still has a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine but instead of the single cam, eight-valve affair that was first offered here two years, the engine is now a brand new twin