New VW Polo Released In Germany
The new VW Polo isn't expected in|
Australia until possibly Q2 2010.
6th July, 2009
The new Volkswagen Polo was released on the German market last
week. Over 24,000 customers had pre-ordered the fifth generation of this multi-million selling model from
"The new Polo is the right car at the right time, and it offers attractive solutions for customers in a
difficult time for the automotive industry. In the Polo, the art of German engineering melds with
state-of-the-art technology. It is not only the most economical and environmentally friendly Polo of all times,
but the safest as well with features such as standard ESP. At a base price of €12,150, the Polo has not become
more expensive, just better! This was also what we heard from our dealers at the successful Polo Congress that
just concluded in Wolfsburg," says Christian Klingler, Member of the Board of Management of the
Volkswagen Passenger Car brand, responsible for Sales and Marketing.
The distinctive new Volkswagen Design-DNA, paired with the cleanest and most fuel efficient engines, sets new
standards in the fifth generation Polo. "Clearly, the Polo will redefine the benchmarks in its class,
especially when it comes to preserving natural resources," underscores Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the
Board of Management, Volkswagen brand, and Head of Technical Development.
Top-notch performance on the new Polo is attained by the use of new TDI and TSI engines and the 7-speed dual
clutch transmission (DSG, resulting in drastically reduced fuel consumption and emissions values across many
engine power levels. At market launch in Germany, a total of six engines are offered on the new Polo – three
petrol and three diesel – ranging from 44 kW to 77 kW. Just how much potential lies in the newly developed TDI
engines is illustrated by the Polo 1.6 TDI with 66 kW. When ordered with a "BlueMotion Package" (as an option),
it delivers highly attractive average fuel consumption of 3.7 litres per 100 kilometres and 96 g/km CO2.
Market launch across Europe begins during July 2009, whilst an Australian release isn't expected until well