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26 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Polo Sedan for the Philippines

2013 Volkswagen Polo Sedan (Malaysia)

Following its adoption in Malaysia and Mexico, the Polo Sedan has been introduced to the Philippines. Based on the Vento, the fifth-generation 6R Polo-based saloon currently on sale in India (and marketed elsewhere as the Polo Sedan), the four-door notchback becomes the cheapest Volkswagen in the Philippines, available for 950,000 Philippines Pesos. Offered in top-spec Highline trim only, the car is fitted with the ubiquitous 1.6-litre, 104bhp TDI engine available in other markets.

As standard, the Filipino Polo Sedan is available with 15-inch alloy wheels, ABS, front airbags, a CD/USB/AUX-in music system, manual air-conditioning, and a five-speed manual gearbox. Indian Autos Blog reports that the Philippines’ Polo Sedan is rumoured to be manufactured in and exported from Volkswagen’s Chakan factory in India. JP Orbeta, President of Automobile Central Enterprise Inc, VW’s Philippines distributor, said: ‘Volkswagen has always been known as the People’s Car, and now with the introduction of the Polo Sedan, the possibilities of owning a fine German car with the latest in technological advancements becomes more attainable for the Filipino.’

[Source: Indian Autos Blog]

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22 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Vento Corporate Edition launched; refreshed kit for Malaysian Polo Sedan

2013 Volkswagen Vento Corporate Edition

Fresh from launching the Vento TSI, Volkswagen India has just announced the Vento Corporate Edition. Essentially a no-cost accessory pack as opposed to a new model, the latest newcomer is aimed at business users. Available on Trendline, Comfortline or Highline models, the Corporate Edition pack brings Rs 40,000-worth of accessories including alloy wheels, door protectors, door sill trim, mud flaps, navigation system with rear view camera, rear boot lid spoiler, seat covers, and chrome window surround trim. The smart-looking extras can be added to 1.6-litre-engined Ventos.

2013 Volkswagen Polo Sedan (Malaysia)

Meanwhile, in Malaysia, Volkswagen has unexpectedly refreshed the Polo Sedan. The new model sees a price reduction from RM99,888 to an estimated RM86,888, despite boasting many new features. New equipment includes an RCD 320 radio system with Bluetooth, iPod and USB connections (and Golf 7-style design), Climatronic air-conditioning, and a height-adjustable front armrest. The exterior styling now includes a new design of headlamp, and the ‘Polo’ badge has been moved to the opposite side of the boot lid. The 1.6-litre 104bhp petrol engine and six-speed automatic gearbox stays. Sources state that the new car could in fact be the locally-made version, built from CKD kits at DRB-Hicom’s Pekan factory. The outgoing car is imported from the Pune plant in India.

2013 Volkswagen Polo Sedan (Malaysia)

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10 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Packed with technology – Rs 9.99 lakh Vento TSI makes its Indian debut

2013 Volkswagen Vento TSI (India)

It wasn’t expected until next week, but Volkswagen India has today announced the Vento TSI. Powered by the 1.2-litre, 104bhp turbocharged engine already seen in the Polo GT TSI, the Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) new saloon comes with a seven-speed DSG transmission, ABS, ESP, hill-hold function, twin front airbags, and ‘TSI’ badging. priced at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The TSI will replace the 1.6-litre automatic petrol Vento – the manual car will still be sold in both petrol and diesel variants.

2013 Volkswagen Vento TSI (India)

Additional equipment highlights include ‘premium’ leather upholstery, sound system with USB/aux/SD card capabilities, rear air-conditioning outlets and 15” alloy wheels with 185/60 R15 tyres. “With the new Vento TSI, Volkswagen takes the lead with producing cars that are high-tech, powerful and efficient. With a turbocharged petrol engine and 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, Vento TSI provides excellent performance and fuel economy,” Arvind Saxena, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Managing Director said.

[Source: zigwheels.com]

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04 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Shock! Polo Vivo loses its best-selling South African car crown to Polo 6R

2011 Volkswagen Polo Sedan (South Africa)

In a surprise twist, the Polo Vivo has lost its best-selling car in South Africa crown to the fifth-generation Polo 6R, according to the latest sales figures released by NAAMSA. Topping the charts in an almost unbroken run since its launch in March 2010, the entry-level Volkswagen Polo Vivo ‘only’ sold 2324 units in August 2013, whereas the Polo 6R found 2625 new buyers. The fifth-generation Polo (6R) is available as a three and five-door hatchback starting from R165,300, in addition to the four-door Polo Sedan which has an entry price of R172,200. The hatchback range includes GTI, BlueMotion and CrossPolo variants.

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30 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Tiger Sports create 180bhp, 900kg race-tuned Volkswagen Vento

2013 Tiger Sports Volkswagen Vento

We’d seen pictures from the recent reveal, but our friends at Indian Autos Blog have confirmed that the Tiger Sports Volkswagen Vento is ready to hit the tracks in the Indian Touring Car Championship. Created by the Indian racing team, the race-tuned Polo saloon is based on a standard Polo 6R-based Vento, on sale in India (and South Africa and Russia as the Polo Sedan). The car still has four doors, and is powered by a modified twin-cam 1.6-litre engine. Power is up to 180bhp from the standard car’s 106, thanks to a remapped ECU and data logger. An advanced lambda sensor is also fitted for an accurate air-fuel mix.

2013 Tiger Sports Volkswagen Vento

A close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox replaces the standard five-speeder, while a limited-slip differential helps put the power down to the track. Weight is down to 900kg, 220kg lighter than a customer-specification Vento, partly due to three doors, the wings, bonnet and boot lid being made from aerospace-type composite. Moving onto the chassis, KW Suspensions have fettled with the Tiger Sports Vento’s set-up, while uprated brakes also feature, along with an all-disc operation at the rear. Finally, the racing Vento also confirms to FIA safety standards. At the time of writing, there is no word on when the car will see its competitive debut.

[Source: Indian Autos Blog]

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