01 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Volkswagen Polo scoops Auto Express Supermini of the Year 2015 award

2015 Volkswagen Polo (UK)

In a surprise reveal, the latest Volkswagen Polo has been awarded the Supermini of the Year title in the 2015 Auto Express New Car Awards. At a ceremony in London last night, the small VW beat off competition from the new Mazda 2 and its in-house rival, the Skoda Fabia to scoop the coveted industry prize.

Upmarket quality
The magazine stated that the closely-fought category was a ‘tough decision’. The Polo won out thanks to ‘its upmarket quality, grown-up driving manners and range of efficient yet responsive engines,’ according to the UK title. The Polo gained cosmetic exterior changes and more thorough interior and mechanical upgrades last summer.

Auto Express also praised the Polo for its ‘excellent mix of refined comfort and polished dynamics. Its suspension soaks up bumps with ease, while the cabin is hushed even at motorway speeds. In corners there’s plenty of grip, and the Polo is enjoyable to drive, thanks in part to the punchy delivery of its petrol and diesel turbos.’

The magazine’s top choice of its top supermini? The £14,410 1.2 TSI 90 SE five-door due to its performance and low running costs. Visit the Auto Express website to find out what other reasons made the small Volkswagen supermini champion. PoloDriver.com is running the exact same 1.2 TSI model as part of its long-term fleet. Catch up with owner Tom Goodlad’s running reports here.

2015 Volkswagen UK Kenwood Electronics satellite navigation accessory upgrade

VW UK factory-approved accessory navigation system
In associated news, Volkswagen UK has announced a factory-approved accessory touchscreen navigation option from Kenwood Electronics. The GVN-MIB1 navigation upgrade is suitable for Mk VII Golf, 2014-on Polo and 2015 Passat models and is an easily-installed Plug & Play upgrade. The system costs £599 including installation at a VW retailer and uses Garmin maps.

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