10 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

New Polo TDI SE vs rivals in Auto Express this week

2009 Volkswagen Polo TDI SE vs rivals (Auto Express, 9 September 2009)

Using the same car as sister motoring publication iMotor, leading UK car weekly Auto Express tests the new Polo this week against its main rivals. The newcomer is driven over 1,000 miles in SE TDI (74bhp) guise against the Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.6 TDCi, Renault Clio Dynamique 1.5 dCi 86 and the Mazda 2 Sport 1.6 D.

With all its rivals all-new models or at the very least revised in recent months, is it a walkover for the Polo? Not to spoil the overall verdict, we won’t spill the beans here, but we will say it wasn’t quite the walk in the park we were expecting…

To read the full group test buy the 9-15 September issue of Auto Express on sale at all good newsagents, or view online here.

[Picture: Auto Express]

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