The main improvements in the new Polo can be seen under the bonnet, with a new full range of EU6 compliant engines. The diesel has been replaced this time with a new three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine model. It also has a new electro-mechanical power steering system, which is said to improve efficiency and ‘precision’.

A new safety system, called ‘Automatic Post-Collision Braking System’, will be fitted as standard to all new Polos, automatically activating the car’s brakes following a collision, helping to minimize the chances of a secondary accident.

The new Polo will go on sale later in the year, following the full unveiling at the Geneva motor show.