Volkswagen unveiled today the all new Polo Sedan in Russia. It is the first time in the company’s history that they have developed a car especially for the Russian market. It will premier in Moscow.
The new Volkswagen Polo Sedan is powered by a 1.6-liter Otto engine that develops a total of 105 HP and is mated to either a 5-gear manual gearbox or a 6-gear automatic gearbox with sequential shift function (Tiptronic) which makes Volkswagen the first automaker to offer Tiptronic in Russia.
It will be offered in three trim levels. The Trendline comes standard with two airbags, head rests, and three-point seat belts for all five passengers. The Comfortline offers ABS as standard and the Highline offers side air-bags and ESP as standard.
Pricing for the Russia-only VW Polo Sedan will be announced at a later date.
With an R version offered for both the Scirocco and the Golf, some might have believed that the same treatment would also be applied to the smaller Polo. It seems those people would be wrong. Even though Volkswagen established the GmbH division in order to develop sportier models of their current lineup, Volkswagen has decided not to build the Polo R. The reason behind this would be because it would affect sales for the future Audi S1 due out in 2011.
During the official debut of the new Polo GTI (pictured), the car’s technical chief, Dr Ernst Linder said: "I would say there have been some ideas about [Polo R], but more in the press than the company itself because we have our GTI and within our company Audi has an S1. The S1 topped our GTI and to put a car above both, we think we’ll not have the volume to make it interesting. It would be too small amount of cars we can sell like this."
Also, when talking about the future S1 he confirmed that the car will be powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged and supercharged engine used in the Polo GTI, but it will feature a front-wheel drive configuration.
He also confirmed that the next generation Jetta will also get a R version. It will use the same 2.0-liter turbo engine and all-wheel drive set-up from the Golf R.
Volkswagen’s newly established R department is in "all systems go" mode to produce R versions of Volkswagen’s already successful models. This department was set up to compete against BMW’s M division, Mercedes-Benz’s AMG, and Audi’s Quattro. After the Scirocco R and Golf R were produced by this new and speedy division, Volkswagen announced plans for an R version for the Polo hatchback. According to the British magazine AutoCar, the Polo R will be revealed in 2012 and will be placed above the current Polo GTI that is expected to go on sale in August for about £18,000. The pictures we show here are of the 2011 Volkswagen GTI, but we figured it would give an idea of what the Polo R would look like except for the Polo R would apear as a smaller version of the GTI.
The 2012 Polo R will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, which is tipped to produce around 210bhp. However, unlike the Golf R, the Polo R will not be four-wheel drive as the Polo’s PQ25 platform can only accommodate front-wheel drive.
Like the other two R models, the Polo R is expected to carry the same R division marks: large air intake openings in the front bumper, integrated front spoiler, bi-xenon headlights, roof edge spoiler, a striking shining black diffuser, the chrome tailpipes of the dual exhaust system, and 18" alloy wheels.
Unfortunately, none of these R variants have been confirmed for U.S. sales, but, hey, what else is new?
The 2012 Volkswagen Polo - aka the Vento - looks to be in the initial stages of development after a couple of design sketches of the car made its way through the web. With the only discernable change coming in the presence of a trunk instead of a hatch that usually comes with previous Polo models, the 2012 incarnation looks to have been modified to be outfitted with a longer wheelbase, giving it more space inside the car.
Details surrounding the car’s technical specifications are still being kept under wraps although its highly likely that it would come in a variety of options including a 1.2-liter TSI, a 1.6-liter TDI, as well as naturally-aspirated 1.2 and 1.4-liter engines. Likewise, transmission options will also vary depending on the model of the car, ranging from a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual, and a seven-speed DSG.
As it stands, the 2012 Volkswagen Polo/Vento is expected to hit the Indian market in the coming months so you can, at the very least, expect the car to be launched sooner than later. Until then, these sketches should give you a basic idea of what the car is expected to look like.
Volkswagen announced today that they will release the new 3-cylinder TDI engine at the 31st International Vienna Motor Symposium either today or tomorrow. This engine will be utilized in the Polo BlueMotion first and will deliver a total of 75hp and 180Nm at 2,000 rpm.
The specifications for the new 3-cylinder TDI called for the greatest possible dynamic engine performance with reduced displacement, maximum acoustic comfort, and systematic weight reduction – without compromising the engine’s thermodynamic efficiency. All of the advantages of a reduced number of cylinders – primarily reduced weight and friction power loss - are being exploited as well.
The International Vienna Motor Symposium will feature Professor Dr. Wolfgang Steiger, Head of Future Technologies in Group Communication, as he "discusses the future technology for power-trains, engine technology, and environmental impact from combustion engines in the world." Audi has chosen this event to debut their 3-cylinder TDI engine to illustrate its seriousness in providing a better product to protect the environment, improve fuel economy, and be easier on the wallet. These issues are the main focus at this particular symposium.
The 2010 World Car Awards closed today at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Taking home the prestigious award for 2010 World Car of the Year was the Volkswagen Polo beating out the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Prius. Volkswagen took the majority vote of the 59 World Car jurors after they test drove the 30 entries from July 2009-January 2010. Walter de Silva, head of design Volkswagen Group, attributes this success to the Polo’s “uncomplicated, unique and timeless design plus its high efficiency”. This is Volkswagen’s second triumph in this category with the success of the Volkswagen Golf as last year’s World Car of the Year.
"We’re honored that the Volkswagen Polo was chosen by this distinguished group of jurors," said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. "After the great triumph of the Golf last year, we are delighted to repeat this success with the new Polo. These automobiles have reaped numerous awards, winning well-nigh every prize the automotive industry has to award. This shows Volkswagen is on the right track and is offering arguably the best range of products in its history."
Follow the jump to see the nominees and winners in the other categories of the 2010 World Car Awards.
The video shows a lot of action sequences of the Polo GTI frolicking in the snow and the smallest GTI from Volkswagen seems to be having a pretty good time doing so. Powered by a relatively light 1.4-liter twin-charged petrol engine, the Polo GTI produces as much as 180 horsepower and 250Nm of torque. It’s got a top speed of 142 mph and can clock a 0-100kmh time of just under seven seconds (6.9 seconds).
Volkswagen will add a fourth version to it’s immensely successful Polo line-up in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Following in the trail of the Polo, the Polo Blue Motion, and the Polo GTI will be the CrossPolo, a robust all-terrain hatchback featuring a new freshly-cheeky design, new exterior and interior colors and a suspension higher by 15mm.
The CrossPolo will be offered with a choice of six engines - three petrol and three common rail TDI - with output ranging from 70 hp to 105 hp. Two of these engines will be combined with a 7-speed DSG transmission. The gasoline engines will have a fuel consumption of 5.5 liters/100 km with the TDI variant having a fuel consumption of 4.7 L/100 km.
The car will be available with a choice of six special exterior colors, including "Magma Orange" and "Terra Beige Metallic", with the upper areas of the bumpers and handles - doors and tailgate - being painted in using the car’s body color, while the cover trim of the B and C pillars and the window frames being treated in a high-gloss black hue. The CrossPolo sits on 17-inch alloy wheels.
While the official debut will not be made until March at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen has revealed today the first images of the Polo GTI sporty hatchback. It will go on sale early this summer in both three and five-doors versions.
The Polo GTI is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine with turbo- and supercharging developing a total of 180 hp and a peak torque 184 lb-ft of torque, available from 2,000 to 4,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6,9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 142 mph.
Compared to a standard Polo, the GTI version has been lowered by 15 mm and comes with more rigid suspension. The exterior is defined by blacked out headlamps with LED daytime running lights, twin tail pipes, a GTI honeycomb grille with a red frame and of course 17" alloy wheels.
The German tuning firm that specializes in all things VW, JE Design, has just unveiled a new body kit for the compact Volkswagen Polo. The exterior upgrades consist of a bolder front spoiler complete with a carbon fiber front lip and LED driving lights, lower hanging side skirts with vents in the back and a carbon fiber rear diffuser that frames the stainless steel twin tip exhaust on the outside. While the interior features a host of leather wrapped items like the steering wheel, gear shifter and emergency brake boot while adding creature comforts like two stage seat warmers and quilted suede inserts as well as color matching accent stitching.
As far as performance is concerned, JE starts out by dropping the Polo by 35 mm with a set of sport springs, but tuning enthusaists looking for more versatility will be happy to know that they also offer a set of KW coilovers for the little Polo which allow the chassis to go up to 65 mm lower than standard. The JE Design Polo rolls around on a set of either 17 inch rims that measure seven inches across or a set of 18x7.5 inch wheels finished in shadow silver or matte black with a color matched lip to create one very unique Polo.