Volkswagen will show the new Polo Dune at this month’s Sunday Times Motor Show.

Combining the nimble size of a supermini with the tough styling of a 4×4, the Polo Dune is a front wheel-drive hatch with ‘attitude’. Distinctive body addenda, alloys wheels and interior trim plus new paint colours combine to give this Polo plenty of street presence.

The Polo will also be shown in high-value Twist guise, while the range will also soon be bolstered by a GT model, powered by a potent TDI 130 PS diesel engine.

To help market the Polo Twist, VW created a life-sized model and parked it outside the Saatchi Art Gallery in South Bank in London.  The sculpture was made from 9.5 tonnes of ice imported from Canada, by  The Ice Box. The Polo took around 350 hours to create, and was hand-carved by three sculptors in a freezer at minus 10 degrees Celsius. The final carving weighed around 8.5 tonnes, and was transported in 100 individually wrapped sections by ‘freezer freight’. Had the sculpture been allowed to melt naturally, it would have taken around 36 to 48 hours to disappear.