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New Volkswagen Polo released

New Volkswagen Polo 66TDI (copyright image)

Volkswagen Polo 66TDI

New Volkswagen Polo 77TSI (copyright image)

Volkswagen Polo 77TSI

New Volkswagen Polo 77TSI (copyright image)

Volkswagen Polo 77TSI

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11th May, 2010

  • Polo brings new dimension of quality to the light segment
  • Three engines; TSI and Common Rail TDI in the Polo for the first time
  • 4.6 litre fuel consumption and 121 g/km CO2 set new benchmark
  • ESP is standard; significantly improved crash properties

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009, the new Volkswagen Polo debuted with a fresh new look and technology. This new Volkswagen is now entering the Australian market.

Standard equipment for safety

The Volkswagen Polo is equipped with standard ESP electronic stabilisation programme with Hill Start Assist, and it has a highly effective network of airbags on board, including front, front side and side curtain airbags (head airbag system for front and rear passengers), belt tensioners and belt force limiters plus seatbelt warning indicator and head restraints that counteract the risk of whiplash injury (both front seats), three rear head restraints with 3 point seatbelts for all passengers.


Volkswagen has rearranged the line structure of its equipment lines since the previous model: “Trendline” represents the entry level variant, and “Comfortline” refers to the upgraded equipment level. Convenience features that are already standard features of the Polo Trendline include: electro-hydraulic power steering, power windows in front, remote central locking, luggage compartment lighting and load restraining hooks, warning buzzer headlight-on, height adjustment for driver’s seat and vanity mirrors in the sun visors. Meanwhile, black cloth seat upholstery gives the interior a perceptibly high-end ambiance.

Fuel consumption down

Introduction of new TDI and TSI engines, and the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG), has resulted in a considerable improvement in fuel economy and reduced emissions over a wide range of engine power outputs. An excellent example here is the new 1.2 TSI engine. This turbo-charged four-cylinder direct injection petrol engine produces 77 kW, yet it consumes just 5.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (128 g/km CO2); this is 24 per cent less than the equivalent model of the previous generation.

Three engines for the Polo

In total, 3 engines will be offered – two petrol and one diesel. The 66TDI and 77TSI engines are being used for the first time in the Polo.

Facts Summary

Equipment lines

  • Polo Trendline
  • Polo Comfortline


  • 1.4 with 63 kW
  • 1.2 TSI with 77 kW
  • 1.6 TDI with 66 kW

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Key changes compared to the previous generation

  • New TSI and Common Rail TDI engines
  • All engines fulfill the Euro-5 emissions standard
  • Up to 24 per cent improvement in fuel economy
  • Innovative 7-speed DSG appears in the Polo for first time
  • First vehicle in its class that fulfills the new, more stringent
  • EuroNCAP 5-Star standard
  • Awarded ANCAP 5-Star rating
  • ABS is standard
  • ESP is standard
  • Front, side and curtain airbags are standard
  • Audio systems from higher vehicle classes (Golf, Passat)
  • Completely new level of quality in its class


  • Length: 4,064 mm (+ 148 mm compared to prior model)
  • Width: 1,682 mm (+ 32 mm compared to prior model)
  • Height: 1,500 mm (+ 33 mm compared to prior model)
  • Wheel base: 2,456 mm (+ 2 mm compared to prior model)


Polo Trendline 3 Door 5 Speed Manual $16,690*
Polo Trendline 3 Door 7 Speed DSG $19,190*
Polo 77TSI Comfortline 5 Door 6 Speed Manual $19,850*
Polo 77TSI Comfortline 5 Door 7 Speed DSG $22,350*
Polo 66TDI Comfortline 5 Door 5 Speed Manual $22,350*
Polo 66TDI Comfortline 5 Door 7 Speed DSG $24,850*
Metallic/Pearl Effect Paint $500
Anti-theft Alarm System $600
Comfort Package – Trendline $900
Comfort Package – Comfortline $500
Sport Package – Comfortline $1,500
Audio Package – Comfortline $770
Alcantara/Leatherette upholstery – Comfortline $2,300

NOTE: * Prices are manufacturer list prices only and, as such, exclude dealer delivery fees and the various statutory charges imposed by state and territory charges.


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