These the first images of the fifth-generation Volkswagen Polo. The styling will carefully mimic that of the new Golf MkVI as VW aims to restore its look throughout the make.
New VW Polo came to the dealers in may 2009. Then 2010 follows the CrossPolo in off-road look – again, only with front-wheel drive – and for certain markets, the Polo sedan.
Top models will get luxury kit such as touchscreen sat-nav, mandatory square help and a rear watch camera. The security and conduct are boosted, too, due to enhanced structural stiffness and a tweaked framework. The engine breadth kicks off with two gasoline-powered three-cylinders delivering 59bhp or 69bhp.
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Due later in summer 2009, the Polo Bluemotion will land, powered by a 74bhp 1.2-litre TDI diesel with 180Nm of torque. Longer gearing and modified aerodynamics will produce emissions down to only 89g/km of CO2, meaning the develop exempt from street tax.
The lingering engines should cater for every penury. Three 1.4-litre petrol units – a normal 84bhp, 104bhp TSI and 168bhp TSI GTI – will be followed by a trio of diesels. These 1.6-litre powerplants come with 69bhp, 89bhp or 104bhp. The VW Group’s brilliant seven-swiftness amplify-grip DSG gearbox may also find its way onto some variants, but most models are apt to get a flag manual, with an auto on offer with some engines.
The new Volkswagen Polo Mk V has been finally unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The new Polo is now even better, improved its performance in packaging, efficiency, dynamics and styling. Production of the car starts in the summer for the UK sell, with deliveries expected to open October.