VW is planning new variants of the small hatch back Polo to come by the end of the year. The most important one of course is the hot version, the GTI which looks very similar to the Golf GTI and will get a 1.4 liter TFSI engine with 180 hp. That’s quit a lot in such a tiny car and that’s why it’ll come with a clever electronic differential to keep it in check!
Apart from the GTI, Polo is considered as an economy minded car and there are good news in this aspect. A new variant of Polo which is focused on fuel saving will be available in the summer with a 1.2 liter 75 hp three-cylinder engine. At its best, this engine only uses 3.2 liters per 100 Km which is an astonishing record.
Another economy model will be the new BlueMotion diesel-powered ones. They are capable of 90 hp which is much more powerful than that 1.2 liter, but still quit light on fuel as they only burn 3.6 liter of diesel per 100 Km. It is achieved by improved aerodynamics, re-tuned gear ratios for fuel saving, light-resistance tires and of course the start/stop system.
There are rumors about a Polo Crossover, a notch back and a sedan variant as well, you have to wait for this year’s IAA Motor Show to find out if they are for real or not!