Even if the practical Volkswagen Polo isn’t on the top of most tuners lists of cars that they are crazy about. It is small, the engine is not very large, the only thing that it has going for itself is that it is cheap and light. However the aftermarket suspension manufacturer KW sees something special in the smallest Volkswagen. That is why KW has developed a set of coil overs for the compact five door hatchback.
The Variant 1 system exclusively offers a ride height adjustment by turning the spring perch on the body of the threaded shock absorber. This particular application is available in both the basic and inox-line and offers a drop between 35 and 65 mm. The Variant 2 setup features the same range of vehicle lowering, but also adds adjustable rebound damping which allows the owner to adjust the strength with which the shock absorber will spring back into place after being compressed.
The Variant 3 coil overs are the top of the line units and are only being offered in the stainless steel technology inox-line. The beauty of the Variant 3 suspension kit is that it offers independent adjustments for both rebound and compression damping. This allows the owner to adjust the stiffness of the shock absorbers in both directions and is able to be tuned for all driving situations, like whether they wish to take out a date or go to the track. Prices for the more basic setup start at just 799 Euros.
Press release after the jump.
The new VW Polo (Typ 6R) has only just entered the market and KW automotive already offers four different coilover suspensions for the Volkswagen.
Variant 1 with solid damping control and a TÜV-approved lowering in an adjustment range from 35 to 65 millimetres, the KW coilover suspension Variant 1 offers an optimal balance between sportiness, comfort and safety. In the version basic, the suspension is delivered zinc-plated. The version inox-line with its stainless steel casing guarantees a long durability, even when the car is driven very dynamically and also used in winter.
In Variant 2, the coilover suspension is delivered in the stainless steel technology inox-line with an adjustable rebound damping. This is the ideal system for the dynamic driver who does not only seek an individual lowering, but also wishes to make adjustments in the set-up. With the adjustable rebound damping, the driving impression can be optimally adapted to the personal requirements.
For the performance-oriented driver, KW automotive additionally offers Variant 3 in stainless steel technology inox-line for the new Polo. The technology used in Variant 3 is derived from motor sports and offers best performance and a high comfort – according to the individual adjustment. The separate and independently adjustable rebound- and compression damping allows absolutely individual suspension adjustments. The unique patented system with its each two-stage valves allows a rebound damping- (comfort) and a compression damping adjustment (driving dynamics) in the low-speed range while the high-speed range which is responsible for driving safety is fixed.
The KW coilover suspensions for the new VW Polo are available already from 799 Euro including VAT. Of course, a certificate for a trouble-free registration with the Technical Control Board (TÜV) is included in the delivery, as well as a detailed instruction for assembly and adjustment.