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Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo

It’s not exactly to the awesomeness level of the skiing Lamborghini Gallardo but the first official video of the Volkswagen Polo GTI looks to be having its own fun running around in the snow.

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.

Press release after the jump.

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.

Press release after the jump.

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.

Press release after the jump.


Volkswagen is offering a new engine for both Polo and Golf. The new 1.2l TSI is delivering a total of 103 hp and 175 Nm at 1,500 rpm. The engine is based on an aluminum crankcase and the completely re-tuned direct injection provides smooth power development, low consumption and low emissions.

With this new engine, Volkswagen continues this intelligent downsizing and transfers new forward-looking TSI technology to even smaller displacements. The new engine is now available to order for the Polo, Golf and Golf Plus.

Press release after the jump.

Volkswagen Polo by ABT

As it comes from the factory the Volkswagen Polo is an attractive vehicle, but with a little help from the German tuners at ABT Sportsline, the Golf becomes a whole new vehicle. The exterior is enhanced with a few carbon fiber spoilers, a central exit exhaust and a set of their signature 18 inch wheels. ABT even has an engine program that gets as much as 130 HP from the tiny city car, and although that may not seem like a lot, there really isn’t that much to a Polo.

Press release after the jump.


The Polo BlueMotion was first unveiled this past March as a concept in Geneva, Volkswagen has plans of bringing the production version of the very efficient alternatively fueled compact city car to the Frankfurt Motor Show with sales slated to begin early in 2010.

The Polo BlueMotion is powered by a newly developed common rail 1.2 Liter TDI engine that produces a maximum output of 75 HP that gets nearly 75 MPG. According to the manufacturer, a person driving a Polo BlueMotion from Berlin to the IAA in Frankfurt, for example, can cover the 545 kilometer route at a cost of only 19 Euros for fuel.

The new 220 pound city car was developed with an entire array of efficiency measures in mind, including an aerodynamic package for the body that is lowered by about half an inch, as well as an aerodynamically optimized underbody. The German team of efficiecy enngineers even equipped the Polo BlueMotion with a set of lightweight 15 inch alloys wrapped in low rolling resistance tires.

Press release after the jump.


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.

With the soon to be merger of Chrysler and FIAT, the American Automaker will soon be ofering a host of smaller, more European vehicles here in the U.S. Another compact city car that could find the same fate is Volkswagen’s Polo .

This is the second concept from the people’s car car maker, the Polo Worthersee 09. Based on the next generation Polo, this special edition comes painted in “Flash Red” and features two black rally stripes, just like the Golf .

The concept is powered by a 1.4 Liter MPI engine that makes 86 HP. The vehicle comes with 18" alloy wheels, a free flowing sport exhaust system and black nappa leather seats with “Berry White” inserts.

Press release after the jump.


First launched in 1975, the Polo is now officially in its fifth generation. With the official launched made at the Geneva Motor Show, the new generation Polo will go on sale in Europe this June, with the other continents to follow shortly.

Volkswagen Polo

For its fifth generation, Volkswagen prepared a new design, new TDI and TSI engines, new 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG), but also new technologies and standard equipments.

The seven engine develop from 60 to 105 hp. Among them the BlueMotion version delivers 90 hp and has a fuel consumption of 3,8liter/100km and a CO2 emission of 96 g/km.

Volkswagen Polo

The new Polo will be offered in three different versions: “Trendline” continues to represent the entry-level variant, and “Comfortline” still refers to the mid equipment level. New to the lineup – and bringing the Polo in line with the Golf here – is the top version called “Highline”.

Press release after the jump.


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