Volkswagen has a new-generation Polo available to Australian small hatch buyers with the arrival of the 2018 Volkswagen Polo into dealerships.

I got along to the Australian launch of the now sixth-generation Polo and came away quite impressed.

Volkswagen has a generously optioned, sharply priced and very competent little vehicle here that should make its presence felt up against light-car and small-car competitors.

For those looking for the sporty Polo GTI…its not here quite yet – that one will land around the middle of the year.

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From any angle the new-gen Polo is easily recognizable as a Volkswagen Polo.

This new model though welcomes some fresh and quite interesting styling elements headed up by the hefty creases down each side and across the tailgate.

It all seems to work with the new Polo giving what you would call the “entry-level” Volkswagen a stylish and sophisticated look.

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The new Volkswagen Polo is about the same size as a Volkswagen Golf from a decade ago and generally that is felt on the inside.

There’s excellent headroom an