Volkswagen Polo drivers will witness updates in appearance, weight and environmental impact in the latest edition of the popular vehicle as it is unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
The first vehicle in the range hit the market 34 years ago, with the latest fifth edition of the Polo undergoing some serious changes.
These include the latest small car weighing 7.5 per cent less than its predecessor but it is considered stronger and offers greater refinement and efficiency for drivers.
Also, the vehicle is thought to be "sharper, lighter, safer and more cutting edge", which is hoped with set new standards in its class.
The Polo includes many safety features that are added for the first time across all models to help it meet the criteria to be given a five-star result from Euro NCAP.
These include the addition of four airbags, anti-lock brakes and Electronic Stabilisation Programme, all of which come as standard.
A review of the Volkswagen Polo 1.8 GTI by Jeremy Clarkson in the Times states that the vehicle is "surprisingly practical", while he also liked the handling and the power.