Polo Three-Door Diesel Gets 71 mpg

Monday September 7th, 2009 at 8:99 AM
Posted by: tonyb

VW Polo

More news from the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show about the bound for the United States Polo from Volkswagen. The Polo, or some version of it, has been around Europe for quite some time. VW never brought it to North America because they felt it was “too small” for us. That might have been true, but times have changed and so has the Polo. The upcoming version is now about the size of the Golf from a few generations ago, and VW is supposedly bringing it to U.S.

Which is good on a number of levels. It should be small, tossable, fun to drive and economical to operate. It could also fill a nice niche for first time car buyers, and for those that use their car primarily for commuting or city driving, the Polo seems like a natural. And if VW is smart enough to bring the TDi diesel variant here, the gas mileage looks to be stunning.

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2010 Volkswagen Polo Mk V Revealed At Geneva

Monday March 16th, 2009 at 8:33 AM
Posted by: tonyb

2020 VW Polo

Here’s the upcoming VW Polo, which just bowed at the Geneva Motor Show. Why is that important you ask, what’s the big deal about a Euro debut for a Euro car? Because VW recently announced that they will be bringing the Polo, long a standard in Europe, to these shores soon.

So, the new 2010 model which you see on the Geneva show stand is the same model that you will be seeing on the showroom floors and streets of America sometime soon. VW has been cagy about exactly when the U.S.-bound Polo will grace these shores, but all indications point to it coming in sometime later this year, or perhaps early next year (as a half year model, a la the first Mustang).

The Polo originally started out as a sub-compact model, sized, engined and optioned bellow the Golf. VW at first thought it was too small for the North American market (and they were probably right, about that), but as the Golf has grown and grown, so has the Polo. So the 2010 model is currently about the size of a Gen II or III Golf. Which ain;t that bad, or that small.

Actually, it’s kind of good. Small means light, for one thing. And that means better handling, and better overall performance. Especially when you consider that there already is an in house performance variant, the Polo GTi, and there’s already a Euro aftermarket for these things.

So look at the North American version of the Polo this way: It’s like a 2010 version of a Golf III that will be efficient, easy on the wallet and fun to drive. What’s not to like?

Source: LeftLaneNews

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VW Will Bring Polo to America

Tuesday January 20th, 2009 at 9:11 AM
Posted by: tonyb

VW PoloFinally, Volkswagen is going to bring their Polo sub-compact to the US. This is a good thing on several fronts. First off, it’s good because although the Polo is labeled as a sub-compact, it’s not all that small. The polo is about as big as VW’s Golf from a couple of gens ago. Meaning, from an enthusiast’s perspective, we have a car that’s smaller and lighter and therefore, much more tossable and fun to drive.

Also, since it’s smaller & lighter, it will drink less gas, or, in the case of the available diesel, drink less oil.

So we get a fun car that’s cheap to run, and that’s always a good thing.

No word from VW yet about when it will show up on these shores, or what Euro aftermarket goodies we’ll be able to get (hopefully all of them), but VW has given us something to look forward to.

Source: AutoBlogGreen

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