VW Polo: Number 1 Supermini in Europe

VW Polo R-Line 1 photo
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The European car market might not be at its best right now, but that does not mean that automakers have given up on it yet. And it looks like VW’s Polo is still in good order when it comes to the supermini segment.
The car you see today was launched in 2009 as the fifth generation in its class. The Polo is currently produced at a total of seven locations in Europe, Africa, South America, China, India and Russia.

“After a very successful 2010, 2011 proved to be an outstanding year for the Polo once again. To be the number 1 in the supermini segment all across Europe demonstrates strikingly that the Polo is first choice for many customers. In Western Europe alone, more than 340,000 vehicles were sold,” says Xavier Chardon, Head of Sales Europe of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand.

Right now, the stiffest competition the Polo has should be from the Ford Fiesta, which will also get a facelift soon, most likely to be released this year.
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