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 againstBMW’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?

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Source: AutoCar

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10 comments:

  (317) posted on 07.28.2011

There are a lot of hatchback that is already out in the market and it makes me wonder on how will it compete the other competitive car when it doesn’t have any special thing to offer?

  (256) posted on 07.28.2011

Agreed. Most of the hatchback that I know only produced around 100+ hp but this vehicle have 200+ hp so I would say that Polo is much better.

  (478) posted on 04.20.2011

hmm. This car looks like a Prius or Innova. However, I wasn’t disappointed to the performance of this car unlike t what luke_franks have said. actually its powerful than you expect.

  (831) posted on 04.19.2011

Yeah, that’s it. It has an incredible performance and the platform..its great and I bet it would be spacious. However, you can get this car in a high price.

  (359) posted on 04.11.2011

It seems that Volkswagen focus more in modifying the exterior that they almost forgot to enhance the power! Hey! I think someone needs rendering here!

  (467) posted on 04.11.2011

what waste! I think the engine power is not enough to be called a sportscar. Aside from the aggressive exterior I think no more is good in this car.

  (596) posted on 03.16.2011

 I agree to chris_cortez , it look so simple but pretty amazing! Even if I saw the Ford Focus on this car. I hope VW would come up with a front that would focus more of the grille!

  (745) posted on 08.26.2010

Volkswagen is really competitive when it comes to speed. How about its design? I see new weird volks lately.

  (462) posted on 05.10.2010

Nice car! The color makes this car so neat and the structure makes it so different to a Volkswagen beetles, but I think it will looks more appealing if they will include some style of a Volkswagen beetles.

  (612) posted on 05.7.2010

Simple yet it stings like a bee. Pretty amazing speed turbo kits really helps a lot in gaining more speed and HP.

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