VW today took the wraps off the four-door sedan version of the Polo in Russia, because it’s designed exclusively for that market. Of course almost certainly this car will hit European markets as well, maybe with a couple of changes. Built at Volkswagen AG’s plant in Kaluga, the Polo Sedan comes with a new 1.6-litre petrol engine (77 kW / 105 PS), and can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed auto gearbox.
The car also comes as standard with two airbags, head rests and three-point seat belts for all five passengers for the basic trim levels, but if you fancy things like side air-bags, ABS and ESP you should go for the better equipped more expensive models. So as you see it’s a very eco-minded car and it needs to be in order to sell in the Russian market.
2011 Polo Sedan is priced slightly over 10,000 Euros.
Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Brand with responsibility for Development, says: “The new Polo Saloon does not only fulfil the highest standards of modern automotive engineering. The efficient technologies, outstanding active and passive safety and the traditional high quality of workmanship and materials are groundbreaking for this class. In conjunction with the timeless design, a level has been reached that is unprecedented in this segment and this market.”