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Techno Classica 2015: Volkswagen Classic celebrates '40 years of the Polo'

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  • 04/13/15
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    Techno Classica 2015: Volkswagen Classic celebrates '40 years of the Polo'

    At the world's largest show for classic automobiles, the Techno Classica, Volkswagen Classic will be focusing on a very special anniversary from 15 till 19 April 2015: the Polo is celebrating its 40th birthday. It goes without saying that the small car will be celebrated in fitting style on the Volkswagen stand: under the motto ‘40 years of the Polo' a selection of models from the successful series will be showcased in Essen. The appearance at the show will be accompanied by an extensive supporting programme with guided tours, promotions, brief talks and a competition.
  • 11/25/14
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    In brief: The new Polo GTI

    Ten key facts about the new Polo GTI*: 1. With an 1.8 litre TSI engine delivering 141 kW / 192 PS the new Polo has 9 kW / 12 PS more power than its predecessor. 2. A manual 6-speed gearbox will be available in this generation again as an alternative to the 7-speed DSG. 3. Typical GTI performance: 0–100 km/h in 6.7 s; top speed 236 km/h. 4. New Polo develops up to 320 Nm of torque. 5. Optional 'Sport Select' suspension (electronically adjustable dampers) including 'Sport Performance Kit' (more sporty tuning covering a wide range of parameters, all at the push of a button). 6. GTI styling: discreet bumpers, radiator grille and headlights with classic red GTI strip, distinctive side sill, customised rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels. 7. First Polo with LED headlights as an option. 8. Sports steering wheel, instrument cluster and top-class sports seats follow design of larger Golf GTI. 9. The new Polo GTI is the next in the series of high-performance compact cars which began in 1985 with the Polo G40. 10. Advance sales have already started in Germany; the European launch will begin in February 2015.  
  • 11/14/14
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    First Polo BlueMotion to have TSI technology

    In the Polo TSI BlueMotion Volkswagen is offering its fuel-saving technology for the first time in conjunction with a petrol engine.
  • 04/14/14
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    Take-off into spring with the new Polo: Polo is a winner with new engines, new technology and a new look

    Ten key facts on the launch of the new Polo: 1. The Polo makes its debut with a completely new range of engines. All engines meet the EU-6 emission standard. 2. The most fuel-efficient petrol engine is the 70 kW / 95 PS 1.0 TSI in the Polo TSI BlueMotion: 4.1 l/100 km (94 g/km CO2 ). 3. The most fuel-efficient diesel is the 55 kW / 75 PS 1.4 TDI in the Polo TDI BlueMotion: 3.1 l/100 km (82 g/km CO2 ). 4. All infotainment systems on board the Polo are new. 5. Via MirrorLink™, apps can be integrated in the infotainment systems. 6. The Polo is the car with the greatest number of assistance systems in its class. They include, among others, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as standard. 7. The Sport Select suspension (switchable dampers) and electro-mechanical power steering are new developments. 8. The front and rear have been redesigned. 9. The standard equipment of all versions has become richer. 10. Trendline, Comfortline, Highline and CrossPolo are coming out with the market launch; BlueMotion, BlueGT and GTI will follow over the course of the year.  
  • 06/14/10
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    The New CrossPolo

    The next generation CrossPolo is ready for new adventures. After the Polo base version presented in 2009 and the Polo BlueMotion (debut in 2010) with its superior and possibly record-breaking fuel efficiency, and the Polo GTI that is also launching at this time, the CrossPolo now completes the series as a fourth model. With its refreshingly cheeky all-terrain look, unique world of colours and features, and a higher ride height (15 millimetre gain), the CrossPolo is very appealing as one of the most unconventional vehicles in its class.
  • 05/10/10
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    To the Point: The New Polo GTI – Extremely Strong and Exceptionally Fuel Efficient

    The Polo GTI is back. A powerful 132 kW / 180 PS comeback! And this GTI too lives up to its legendary name with superior handling properties combined with uncompromising engine responsiveness and a maximum of safety. The highlight: Never before has such a powerful Polo come even close to its fuel efficiency. Thanks to clever downsizing of the twincharged 1.4-litre TSI engine (turbo plus supercharging) and the extremely efficient 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard equipment, the development team was able to reduce combined fuel consumption to 5.9 l/100 km. That is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km. By comparison: Its direct predecessor in terms of power – also equipped with a 180 PS 1.8-litre turbo engine - consumed 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 188 g/km CO2). This means that the new car is 25 percent more fuel efficient.
  • 10/26/09
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    To the Point: New Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotion: Volkswagen radically reduces fuel costs

    "BlueMotion" is the best known German automotive environmental label. It debuted in 2006 with the first generation of the Polo BlueMotion, and its combined fuel con sumption figure of just 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres was the best in the world for a five-seat car. At the same time, this Polo represented the beginning of a product offensive being conducted today under the "BlueMotion-Technologies" umbrella brand, which is as unique as it is successful. Volkswagen is now presenting the three key high-volume models in its range as newly designed BlueMotion versions: the Polo, Golf and Passat. All three Volkswagens are equipped with an exceedingly innovative high-tech package, yet they are affordable for all car drivers. This package includes new common rail TDI engines, recovery of braking energy by regenerative braking, a Stop-Start system and refined aerodynamic components.
  • 09/28/09
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    To the point: Volkswagen Fills Out Polo Model Range with Dynamic Three-Door

    Volkswagen is extending the Polo model range with a spirited three-door version. Its longer doors, new side window styling and the dynamic lines of its C-pillars – compared to the five-door version – give the car a near coupe-like appearance in side profile.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Polo BlueMotion

    Volkswagen introduces the extremely economical Polo BlueMotion. Power: 59 kW / 80 hp. Average fuel economy: 3.8 liter diesel per 100 kilometers. A savings compared to the equally powerful and already very economical Polo TDI engine in the Trendline, Comfortline and Sportline versions: 0.6 liter better. The reduction in fuel consumption was achieved by longer gear ratios, aerodynamic refinement and internal modifications to the engine. The new Polo is shifted using a manual 5-speed transmission.
  • 03/04/08
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    The CrossPolo

  • 03/04/08
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    The Polo GTI

    The Polo GTI is launched. Delivering 110kW/150hp, it is the most powerful Polo since the series was introduced over 30 years ago. The exterior and interior concept of this potent super mini is deliberately true to the legendary Golf GTI. The Polo GTI was launched on the first markets in spring 2006.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Polo

    On the 30th anniversary of the Polo, Volkswagen presented an updated generation of its bestseller in the Spring of 2005. The new model, offered as a two and four-door, sets new standards in its class for the quality of manufacturing and materials, comfort, active and passive safety, and engine technologies.
  • 03/04/08
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    The Polo GTI Cup Edition

    Performance data of 132 kW / 180 hp takes on a certain magic when referring to Volkswagen. The reason for this is of a dynamic nature: They were the extra designation of the legendary turbo gasoline engine powered Golf GTI that was presented as a limited special edition on the 25th anniversary of the GTI idea. Now there is again a Turbo GTI with 132 kW / 180 PS – the Polo GTI Cup Edition. This hot item was developed by Volkswagen Individual and carries the genes of the racing car from the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup. They are powered by an FSI engine with 110 kW, but have the same technical basis and nearly identical body design. Compared to the “normal” Polo GTI presented in spring 2006 the Polo GTI Cup Edition has increase performance of 30 hp, the Cup-specific body modifications, 16-inch brakes (front) and new 17-inch alloy wheels.
  • 06/28/04
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    Polo Fun triples expectations

    The new Polo Fun is proving so popular with customers in Europe that the initial planned volumes have nearly tripled, less than five months after its launch.
  • 02/10/04
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    The Polo FUN – High quality lifestyle funmobile

    With the Polo FUN, Volkswagen is extending the range of the successful small car with a very attractive, lifestyle-oriented model which makes a clear statement. The extraordinary design of the Polo FUN makes a definite signal: it exudes not only a positive feeling, but also underlines the sporty and active character of its owner.
  • 02/03/04
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    Volkswagen Polo GT – the new sporty, dynamic special model

    With the Polo GT, a dynamic and attractive special model, Volkswagen has extended the already comprehensive Polo range. The special feature of the Polo GT is the comprehensive, sporty equipment package with price savings of up to 772 euros.

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08/16/17
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Polo Generations 1 - 5
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