Another gong for VW's supermini
7 April 2010

The VW Polo has been declared the World Car of the Year 2010.

The Polo’s success makes it two years out of two for Volkswagen, after the Golf model won the same award last year.

The jurors, chosen by the World Car Steering Committee, nominated their shortlist of 10 cars in January and were asked to rate them according to a number of factors including merit, value and emotional appeal.

The World Car Awards jurors said the Polo boasted best-in-class packaging and handling, was reliable and safe and is “one of the classiest small VWs ever built”.

The runners-up were the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Prius.

The World Car Awards were launched in 2004 and previous winners have included the Lexus LS460, the BMW 3-Series and the Audi A6.

Andrew Papworth

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7 April 2010

well done vw

7 April 2010

Great news. Having just ordered one of the 1.2 TSI models, I'm quite excited about getting it next month. Unfortunately, it looks as though that will be the only exciting thing about the Polo, but for our needs, it's certainly ahead of the others in its' category.

We're just a twosome planning for reliability, low maintenance and fuel costs combined with a quiet and comfortable ride in a car that we take a couple of friends.

R32

7 April 2010

A great result for VW and well deserved.

7 April 2010

[quote Autocar]The jurors, chosen by the World Car Steering Committee, nominated their shortlist of 10 cars in January and were asked to rate them according to a number of factors including merit, value and emotional appeal. [/quote] While it is undoubtably a good little car, where is the emotional appeal?

7 April 2010

'Polo' and 'emotional appeal' in the same paragraph. For once I am speechless.

7 April 2010

[quote superstevie]While it is undoubtably a good little car, where is the emotional appeal?[/quote]

Have to say I also question the 'emotional appeal' bit. I've had a good close look at the Polo as a replacement for my existing car, but even though its very nice, it just left me cold and rather underwhelmed. The interior was the main thing that let it down for me.

7 April 2010

[quote catnip]The interior was the main thing that let it down for me. [/quote]

I looked at all the new superminis this last month, the Polo had the best interior by a long shot..

7 April 2010

Boring!

It's like buying a fridge, it sits there and cools things.

No one can tell the difference between the latest model Polo and the last (and previous to that)

The VW brings nothing new or innovative to the market.

Therefore it doesn't deserve this accolade

7 April 2010

[quote Richard H]No one can tell the difference between the latest model Polo and the last (and previous to that)[/quote]

I dont think you have been in both polos. I sat in a 2009 old polo and a 2010 new polo, the difference is like sitting in a cheap skoda interior compared to the new polo.

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