Leisurely Polo: Volkswagen's latest entry model offers plenty of room and big-car features

The Volkswagen Polo is nearly 30 per cent stronger structurally, making it one of the safest cars in its segment.
The Volkswagen Polo is nearly 30 per cent stronger structurally, making it one of the safest cars in its segment.
The Polo comes with four USB ports - two for rear occupants.
The Polo comes with four USB ports - two for rear occupants.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
The Polo comes with four USB ports - two (above) for rear occupants.
The Polo comes with four USB ports - two (above) for rear occupants.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG

Volkswagen's latest entry model offers plenty of room and big-car features, but could do with more oomph

The Volkswagen Polo, like many other cars, has grown. The latest model has crossed 4m in length and 1.6m in width for the first time, making it the size of a third-generation Golf.

This is good news, if you are looking for more room in an entry-level Volkswagen. With a wheelbase of 2,551mm, the new Polo offers adequate legroom for second-row occupants.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2018, with the headline 'Leisurely Polo'. Print Edition | Subscribe