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  • 09/20/18
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    WRC comeback with Volkswagen: Petter Solberg to drive the new Polo GTI R5 in Spain

    He’s back! 2003 champion Petter Solberg (N) returns to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with the Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. Solberg and co-driver Veronica Engan (N) will compete in the WRC 2 class at the Rally Spain in Catalonia from 25 to 28 October. Six years after his last rally in 2012, the Norwegian will make his comeback in precisely the same place, at which he called time on his rally career. Solberg, who drives a Polo for his PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX), will briefly change fields. The Polo GTI R5 will make its competitive debut at the Rally Spain, which will be the car’s only outing with the Volkswagen works team. The R5 rally car will then be run by customer teams in national and international championships.
  • 07/05/18
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    Volkswagen receives the Plus X Award as "Most Innovative Brand" for the third time in 2018

    Volkswagen is continuously setting new standards in product design at a world-class level. This is why the Wolfsburg-based company has received the Plus X Award as “Most Innovative Brand” for the third year in a row. Because the most impressive car models were also produced by Volkswagen, the jury also awarded the company the title of “Best Automotive Brand 2018”.
  • 03/29/18
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    Volkswagen Polo is named “World Urban Car of the Year” at the New York Auto Show

    The latest model generation of the Volkswagen Polo has been selected for the renowned “World Urban Car of the Year” award at the New York Auto Show. The World Car Awards are held annually with more than 80 international automotive journalists from 24 countries voting on the best new cars in the global market.
  • 01/25/18
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    Golf, Polo and up! voted "Best Cars 2018"

    The readers of motoring magazine auto motor und sport have voted the Golf, the new Polo and the up! the "Best Cars 2018" in their respective categories. No less than three Volkswagen models thus secured one of the year's most important awards. They were presented this morning in Stuttgart to Dr Herbert Diess (Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management), Dr Frank Welsch (Member of the Board of Management responsible for Development) and Jürgen Stackmann (Member of the Board of Management responsible for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales).
  • 12/13/17
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    The GTI story continues! Advance sales of the new Polo GTI started

    As an end-of-year highlight, Volkswagen is beginning advance sales of the new Polo GTI. Featuring output of 147 kW / 200 PS and details such as dual clutch gearbox (DSG), sports running gear, sports seats and 17-inch alloy wheels, the most powerful Polo in the range costs €23,950 (in Germany). The new compact sports car is a further high point in the legendary GTI story, for in this Polo the start button for the 320 Newton metre TSI engine becomes a quasi trigger for a fantastic driving experience. However this GTI too offers more than just pure dynamic handling. Performance is accompanied as ever by supreme safety and great comfort – the secret of the GTI concept's success.
  • 12/04/17
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    The rally sports car: World premiere of the new Polo GTI R5

    The stage is set for the rally GTI: The Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 enjoyed a successful world premiere. The four-wheel drive rally car for customer sports, which is based on the sixth and latest generation of the new Polo, was introduced to the public for the first time at the official driving presentation of the new Polo GTI in Mallorca (Spain) on Monday evening. The development of the new rally sports car incorporated the experience and know-how acquired whilst winning four world titles in the pinnacle of rallying, the WRC, from 2013 to 2016.
  • 11/08/17
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    Polo and T-Roc attain top safety ratings 5 stars from Euro NCAP for the newest Volkswagen

    The new Polo and T-Roc have attained the top rating of five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. The two latest Volkswagen models attain very good figures in all key test areas: ‘Adult Occupant', ‘Child Occupant', ‘Pedestrian' and ‘Safety Assist' (assistance systems). Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for Development: "Volkswagen has been democratising safety for decades now. The outstanding Euro NCAP ratings for the Polo and T-Roc demonstrate once again how we are making maximum safety available to the drivers of mini and compact models as well." The Polo is available at prices from 12,975 euros, and the T-Roc from 20,390 euros (prices for Germany). The base versions of both the Polo and the T-Roc are already well equipped with six airbags, ESC including counter steering assistance, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the Front Assist area monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring. The T-Roc also comes with the Lane Assist lane keeping system as standard.
  • 10/18/17
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    Let the sunshine in! The panoramic sunroof is a re-interpretation of the legendary folding soft top

    The days are growing shorter, the leaves are changing colour, and fall is making its appearance. Despite the season, a lot of Volkswagens are still bright as in summer. There is a tradition here. Ever since the company's early years, intelligent roof systems have been capturing the light of the sun even in wintertime. As early as in 1950, Volkswagen began to offer the Beetle with a folding sunroof. In the mid-1990s, this roof concept was refined in the Lupo and Polo with electrically actuated versions. Today, transparent panoramic sunroofs are experiencing a boom. They are available for all Volkswagen models – from the small up! and new Polo to the large Touareg and new Arteon.
  • 09/29/17
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    Volkswagen European marketing campaign for new Polo kicks off

    Volkswagen's European marketing campaign for the market launch of the new Polo kicks off today. "As one of the world's most advanced small cars, the new Polo calls the tune in its class when it comes to safety – something that is important to people. Our campaign highlights this subject in typical Volkswagen style: emotional, authentic and humorous", Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, said.
  • 09/12/17
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    IAA 2017: Volkswagen brand points the way to the automotive future

    The Volkswagen brand is pointing the way to the future at its motor show appearance at this year's International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: along with the world premiere of the new ID.CROZZ – a zero emission SUV that will go into production in 2020 – three other premieres will be featured: the new T-Roc, the new Polo GTI and the updated Golf Sportsvan. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Brand Board of Management Volkswagen Passenger Cars: "We will be thoroughly updating our vehicle range by 2020 and expanding into important segments. In 2025 Volkswagen Brand will already be offering 23 all-electric models and invest 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. In this process, the different drive technologies will continue to have currency for many years to come. It makes sense for diesel, petrol and electric drives to mutually complement one another."
  • 09/11/17
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    Volkswagen Group Night at the IAA 2017: Volkswagen brand presents the new ID. CROZZ

    The countdown has begun for a breakthrough in electric mobility, and 2020 could represent the turning point. That is because the Volkswagen brand is accelerating into this new era by developing a new generation of innovative electric vehicles – the ID., ID. BUZZ and ID.CROZZ. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, had this to say at the Volkswagen Group Night: "The Volkswagen Brand will be investing 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. Our task is to make modern technology available to many people. This is especially important in times of technological transformation. One thing is clear: The Golf of the future must once again be a people's car!".
  • 08/31/17
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    The new Polo with groundbreaking convenience & driver assistance systems

    With its new Polo, Volkswagen is putting one of the world's most advanced small cars on the road. One area where this is evident is its range of new assistance and convenience systems. With assistance systems such as the Front Assist area monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, the Blind Spot Monitor lane change assistant, the Rear Parking Alert system, and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), the Polo is one of the safest and most comfortable cars in its segment.
  • 08/28/17
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    Sportier, larger, more connected and personalised – the new Polo launches with a digital cockpit for the first time   

    - Sixth generation Polo to continue success story: With more than 14 million units sold worldwide to date (including derivatives nearly 16.5 million units), the Polo is one of the most successful vehicles in its class. - Optimised package due to MQB: Longer and lower in height than the previous generation, the new Polo is also larger inside. Length: 4,053 mm (+81 mm), wheelbase: 2,548 mm (+92 mm), cargo capacity: 351 litres (+71 litres). - Thanks to MQB, Polo sets standards in its class:  Features such as Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, ACC, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and LED headlights are otherwise only familiar from higher vehicle classes. - First Polo with digital instruments: The second generation of Active Info Display celebrates its world premiere in the new Polo. - Polo appeals with emotional and charismatic design: : The new exterior is marked by expressive dynamism with a masculine front end. - The luxury of choice: Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, GTI, Beats and lifestyle packages result in a broad range of versions. - Polo sets standards in personalisation: 14 body colours and eight dashpad colours offer almost limitless possibilities. - Natural gas for the first time: The engines output between 48 kW / 65 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. New highlight in the Polo: TGI (natural gas) with 66 kW / 90 PS. - Attractive pricing: New Polo launches with four doors and Front Assist as standard at a price of 12,975 euros (Germany).
  • 06/16/17
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    Volkswagen unveils the new Polo in Berlin

    The new Polo has arrived! Volkswagen is presenting the completely redesigned generation of this best-selling car at a world premiere today in Berlin. With a clear, powerful design, much greater room, more efficient engines and pioneering driver assistance systems, the new Polo is set to continue its story of success. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, explains: "The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong technology. No other car offers so much space for its size. This makes our Polo the number one compact car, and it will remain number one."
  • 06/13/17
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    Volkswagen offers first look at the new Polo 

    The countdown has begun: this coming Friday (June 16, 2017), Volkswagen is revealing the new Polo in Berlin. The latest edition of the best-selling car is larger, more spacious, more comfortable and will continue the success story of the compact model of which more than 14 million units have been sold.

Press kits

  • 08/28/17
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    The new Polo – Driving presentation

    Progressive compact car. The Polo, which has sold more than 14 million units worldwide, is a giant among small cars. Now a completely redeveloped sixth generation has arrived.
  • 04/12/17
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    The new Polo GTI – Driving presentation

    The new Polo GTI is another highpoint in the long GTI history. Climb in, adjust the sports seats, buckle up – an ergonomically made-to-measure connection between driver and machine.

Stories

10/30/18
Models

Red Sparrow is an all-rounder

Car blogger and editor of AUTOmativ.de, Benjamin Brodbeck drove the Polo over GTI 3,000 km through the Italian and Austrian Alps and the style-metropolis of Vienna.
08/01/18
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The Polo at a glance

01/22/18
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Dial S for sport

Basic Infos

  • 12/04/17
    Models

    The new Polo GTI – Driving presentation

    First Polo GTI to feature so many driver assistance systems First Polo GTI with the option of fully digital instruments
  • 08/28/17
    Models

    The new Polo – Driving presentation

    Sportier, larger, more connected and personalised – the new Polo launches with a digital cockpit for the first time