09 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

2009 Polo: BlueMotion first drive and top depreciation buster win

2009 Volkswagen Polo Autocar and Auto Express 6 November Issues

It’s now in dealers across the country and available on our roads (though I haven’t seen any) and still the new Polo is appearing in the UK motoring weeklies at an encouraging frequency. This week it’s the turn of the new BlueMotion and the 74bhp 1.6 TDI SE.

Autocar has published a first drive of the production version of the new eco Polo, saying that it’s better than ever before, even if it’s not as clean as it could be (left-hand drive cars stick with 87g/km of emissions as per the concept version, whereas right hookers are saddled with 3g/km more due to the relocation of the catalyst and diesel particulate filter in relation to the engine).

Auto Express meanwhile have announced the 40 least-depreciating new cars on sale, and even though it’s only just available to buyers, the new Polo has scooped the honours in the closely-fought supermini class, beating rivals such as the SEAT Ibiza and Mazda 2. The magazine states the £13,205 Polo 1.6 TDI SE five-door is the safest supermini financial bet, holding onto over 54.1% of its value over three years, when it will be worth £7,144. Read what other attributes make the Polo top of the supermini residual value tree here.

The print-based editions of both titles are on sale now until Wednesday, and carry a cover date of 3 November, along with first drives of the tasty and performance-orientated VW coupé, the Scirocco R.

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