Volkswagen is mobilizing one of the most environmentally-friendly cars in the world to be used as shuttles for the Geneva Motor Show starting tomorrow: the Polo BlueMotion. The successful best-seller – production volume has tripled since being introduced in mid-2006 – gets by on only 3.9 liters of diesel over 100 kilometers. Its CO2 emissions are only 102 g/km. That’s nearly a magical number in the context of current discussions on global warming. For this reason, exactly 102 Polo BlueMotions will be available during the press days to be used as shuttles for journalists and business visitors. And that has symbolic value.
Commenting on this, Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of Volkswagen AG, said, "Our BlueMotion philosophy neatly balances fuel economy with driving fun. Volkswagen already offers 78 models today with a 5 in front of the decimal point in terms of fuel economy, 13 of them get by on 3.9 to 4.9 liters. With numbers like these Volkswagen is setting the pace in terms of fuel economy. And that’s why we will be placing a big brother alongside the Polo BlueMotion in a world premiere tomorrow here in Geneva: the new Passat BlueMotion. It’s the first mid-range car of this size with fuel economy of 5.1 liters."
The term BlueMotion doesn’t refer to cars alone, but to the brand as a whole. "Blue" is the VW color, symbolizing the elements to be protected, water and air. "Motion" embodies the aspect of future, forward-looking mobility. BlueMotion is gradually growing into an environmental seal of approval.