• Nov 25, 2005
VW CrossPolo 2006 450 pr photo

The new CrossPolo offically premiered at the Essen Motor Show Thursday. Scheduled for German market availability in February starting at around $17,700, the four-door hatch joins the growing european fleet of small, SUV-like "lifestyle" vehicles, alongside the Suzuki/Lancia/Fiat Sedici, and the Chevrolet Captiva.

The CrossPolo has SUV-like styling, including a ride-height raised about 1/2 inch, larger wheels and tires (17 inch and 215/40), fender flares, roof rack, fog lights, and faux "skid plates" in the front and rear valences. But that's as far as it goes - the CrossPolo is FWD-only.

The interior gets color-coordinated cloth "sport comfort" seats, and unique trim.

Five powerplants are offered, starting with a 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder, four-valve, 65-hp gasoline engine. The top gas engine is a 100-hp 4-cylinder. Two TDI diesels are offered, a 1.4-liter, 70-hp, 3-cylinder unit, and a 1.9-liter, 100-hp, 4-cylinder. More pics after the jump.

[Source: Volkswagen]

VW CrossPolo 2006 450 pr photo
VW CrossPolo 2006 450 pr photo
VW CrossPolo 2006 450 pr photo


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      • 9 Years Ago
      nice VW Vibe
      • 9 Years Ago
      Another great VW that we won't get in the U.S.. If anyone in Auburn Hills is reading, we at he VW retail level will take this car any day over the new Minivan. Speaking of Minivans, VW's reason for not bringing the MicroBus was that no one would pay 30k for a minivan. Toyota and Honda disagree. Please bring us the MicroBus and the Polo and I promise your retail sale will increase by 30 to 40 percent!
      • 9 Years Ago
      It looks pretty cool (like a smaller Vibe/Matrix), but the picture seems wrong. Why show off a FWD only vehicle on a sheet of ice?
      • 9 Years Ago
      #1: Not being even vaguely attracted to minivans, I don't know what people ACTUALLY pay for them, but MSRP on a tricked-out Honda Odyssey is $38,795 according to autos.msn.com, and there are 4 or 5 more including the Chrysler Town and Country the VW minivan is rumored to sprout from that are well north of $30k. I assume people pay much less than that, for the American ones at least, since everyone's discounty happy of late. Still, looks like there's a market for over-30k minivans, and at least the MicroBus LOOKED interesting. What can you expect, though, they sold the Mk. V cars for well over a year in Europe before bringing them here, and wondered why Americans didn't want to buy an already-superceded model in the meantime.