2010 Volkswagen Polo Mk V review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 3 March 2009 , 19:03:27 byDan

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Volkswagen Polo Mk V

German carmaker Volkswagen developed the new Polo BlueMotion II Concept car, a model that will be capable of producing 87 g/km Co2 and of using only 85 mpg. Under the hood it will hide a 1.2-liter TSI and a 1.6-liter TDI common rail engines. We had the opportunity to see the new VW Polo for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model is stronger and promises greater refinement and efficiency, but it also features new packaging to make it the most versatile iteration yet. Beside the engines, the engineers also offer advanced safety systems and an all-new construction which allows it to meet the criteria for the recently introduced 5-star EuroNCAP standard. The 5th generation VW Polo establishes a distinctive new look for the car that draws on the design direction established by the Scirocco and Golf. Thanks to the horizontal lines in the grille and to the lights, the Polo appears lower and wider than it really is. The new Polo is powered by a mix of advanced naturally aspirated 1.2-liter and 1.4-liter engines as well as a new turbocharged 1.2-liter TSI petrol unit joining another all-new 1.6-liter TDI common rail diesel engine. To transfer the output to the wheels, the engineers have offered either 5- or 6-speed manual transmissions as standard and, for the first time on the Polo, selected variants can be specified with the advanced and lightweight 7-speed DSG transmission. The new Polo features a comprehensive roster of standard safety equipment including for the first time on all models four airbags, anti-lock brakes, Electronic Stabilization Programme and ISOFIX anchor points all fitted as standard. It seems that the production process will begin this summer for the UK market and deliveries will start in October. More information on the matter will be available at a later date.