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Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

Verdict

Breaking new ground is a challenge, but this new 1.4-litre ACT is a perfect partner for the relaxed and Polo. The accessible performance and low CO2 emissions make it a more and cultured everyday choice the majority of warm superminis. rivals such as the Citroen DS3 and Cooper D are more fun to drive and to buy.

It’s been than a year since the BlueGT was revealed as a technological at the 2012 Geneva Motor It was the first Volkswagen model to use a new of fuel-saving technology that to provide petrol engines big gains in fuel efficiency and performance.

In other words, the Polo could be the hot hatch of the future, by lower CO2 emissions than but without any sacrifices to driver or speed.

For such a landmark this Polo is still to overlook. The suspension has been by 15mm to give it a lower and stance, and the standard 17-inch alloys fill the arches but it fails to grab your like the Ibiza FR.

A gloss grille and GT badges front and help to distinguish it from the of the range, while a curious mix of from the GTI (roof spoiler and diffuser) and BlueMotion (side rounds off the visual changes. If you a hot hatch that slips the radar, this BlueGT is for you – but we feel the design would benefited from a little aggression.

Inside, the VW still leads the and the tweaks made to the cabin enhance the high-quality feel of the car. Heavily bolstered seats offer plenty of while the chunky, contoured steering wheel is beautifully and our test car also had the £865 seats with blue wrapped in luxurious perforated The upright centre console now finished in gloss black and the are simple to use.

Climb the back and there’s noticeably headroom for passengers than in the – although fitting five into either model is of a squeeze.

Most petrol vs diesel are a toss up between the greater of the diesel and the cheaper list of the petrol car, but in this the reverse is true. On paper, the is more efficient than the yet it’s also more to buy, at £18,020.

To achieve the headline figure of only of CO2, the 1.4-litre turbo active cylinder technology to shut off half the engine certain conditions.

The switch two and four-cylinder modes happens imperceptibly, but the driver is alerted to the by a display between the dials and a alteration in exhaust note a thrum to a gentle chirp.

Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

At steady speeds on the motorway, is supposed to help significantly fuel consumption, but push the and all four cylinders will to summon a decent 138bhp – and a Polo GTI-equalling torque of 250Nm, the newcomer feels

The BlueGT was more than a quicker than the SEAT in fifth and sixth gear, and the is so flexible that you rarely to change down to overtake.

even with the bigger and lowered suspension, the Polo feels quite soft to the Ibiza, and it glides over that the SEAT crashes The extra refinement of the TSI engine the VW is deceptively fast on the road – but the is so hushed that the car fails to in the same way as a more raucous hot does.

It leans into corners than the Ibiza, while its lack the feedback you expect in a hot That makes it capable, than exciting to drive.

The issue is that, despite the new engine technology, the Polo behind the SEAT at the pumps, a distinctly average 36.8mpg in our This means the VW will you more in fuel over the of a year, even though is cheaper per litre. And it will set you £805 more than the FR to buy.

The upside is that emissions mean the Polo is the option for company buyers and residuals and low servicing costs it an enticing ownership prospect.

Volkswagen Polo BlueGT
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

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