All Polos additionally include adaptive cruise management and journey help. That’s fairly uncommon in a small automobile, and what’s even rarer is that each truly work effectively. On the identical time, it’s surprisingly naked, with issues like computerized local weather management and keyless entry consigned to the choices listing.
Ordinarily, we’d criticise the multimedia display screen for nonetheless being the outdated system, however in VW’s case, the outdated system is usually extra responsive and has extra shortcuts, in order that’s truly a superb factor. Navigation isn’t normal, although, so when you press the ‘Nav’ button in a base-spec automobile, it shows a message telling you that you could add this operate within the Volkswagen Store. Nonetheless, there’s wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and, as a rule, Waze and Google Maps are superior to built-in navigation techniques anyway.
However the place the Polo’s sibling, the Seat Ibiza, obtained a big inside uplift when it was facelifted earlier this yr, the Polo stays just about the identical, which suggests it’s simply as austere and boring inside as earlier than. The supplies are wonderful, if nothing particular, and the ergonomics, seat consolation and construct high quality are past reproach, however in a Clio or perhaps a Fabia or Dacia Sandero, you at the least get a flash of color right here, a mildly fascinating texture there, one thing to liven issues up.