Volkswagen Polo Commercial - click above image to watch the video
Next up to announce a miniature MPV is Volkswagen, said to be eying its Polo for conversion to a (little) people hauler. In Europe such a car would go against competition like the Opel Meriva and Fiat Qubo. A VW board member suggested that such a car would be about adding to the company's small car variety, and it wants to have the right mix of offerings when the recovery comes.
2010 Volkswagen Golf - click above for a high res gallery
2010 VW Polo - Click above for a high-res gallery
Germany only gets its own top-tier international auto show every other year, with the Frankfurt Motor Show alternating with the Paris salon. So when the circus rolls into town, you can bet Germany's giant auto industry will embrace the opportunity to reveal their latest. Audi's tipped to unveil its A5 Sportback and revised A8, Merce
Since the Golf/Rabbit has grown a little large to be considered an economy car anymore, Volkswagen has announced the comeback of the Polo (also known as the Fox). The car is currently in its 5th generation in Europe, and its lineup starts with 1.2-liter and ends up with a GTI version running on gasoline. On the diesel side, there's a 1.4-liter engine (the base for the BlueMotion version) and a powerful
With American consumers showing an increasing taste for small cars like the MINI, Honda Fit and others, Volkswagen apparently wants to return to its roots. VW development chief Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed during the Detroit Auto Show that the next-generation Polo will be sent to the U.S. As the Rabbit/Golf has continually grown through its first five generations, the car has left a gap in VW's U.S. lineup where the original Rabbit sat. That's where the Polo comes in.
Click above to view the current Volkswagen Polo GTI in our hi-res image gallery
The VW Polo BlueMotion is one of the most fuel efficient internal combustion vehicles available on the market in Europe with CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km and consumption of 48/74 mpg on the European driving cycles. Volkswagen has never offered the Polo in the U.S. market because when it was affordable (due to exchange rates) there wasn't much demand for such cars here. More recently, when the company could have used such a car here with rising fuel prices, the weak dollar has made it
As reported previously, Volkswagen is about to undergo a design renaissance that puts a premium on simplicity, style and, apparently, more Scirocco design cues. According to AutoExpress, the first model to benefit from Walter Da'Silva's new dictum is the 5th generation Polo, which is expected to go on sale sometime next year sporting a new front end inspired by the recently released Scirocco.
Huge demand in Great Britain for Volkswagen's BlueMotion variants of the Polo and Golf has prompted the company to restrict sales to fleet markets. Requirements for local councils and other agencies to meet efficiency and greenhouse gas standards has prompted many of them to opt for the fuel thrifty Germans. Unfortunately, fleet buyers could have absorbed the entire vehicle allotment for the country. Volkswagen also wants the cars available in dealer showrooms for retail sales as waiting times f
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