The Volkswagen Polo has won the European Car of the Year Award, the vote was extremely close the Volkswagen Polo with 347 points and in close pursuit the Toyota iQ with 337 points. Third place went to the new version of Vauxhall's Astra hatchback and fourth to the Skoda Yeti, with the Mercedes-Benz E-class, Peugeot 3008 and Citroën C3 Picasso respectively completing the seven shortlisted cars.
The fifth generation of the Volkswagen Polo is sharper, safer, stronger, larger, more refined, more efficient and more technologically advanced than ever before and that it’s also lighter than the car it replaces. The interior of the Volkswagen Polo is of high quality, soft touch plastics and subtle aluminium detailing are the order of the day. Optional convenience features include an air-conditioned glovebox, an MP3 player connection point, a multifunction steering wheel and a touch screen satellite navigation system. Prices range from £9,435 to £14,910 depending on which model purchased.
The Volkswagen Polo has been placed in the top three in the Coty award's 45-year history, but this is the first time it has won. Volkswagen has been shortlisted 11 times for its cars but only the Volkswagen Golf has won the accolade in 1992.