17 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

2009 Polo three-door previewed by Motor Authority

2009 Volkswagen Polo 3dr previewed by Motor Authority
VW has been keen to show us the five-door version of the new Polo, but sportier-looking three-door has been conspicuous by its absence. Due later in the year, Motor Authority has published renderings of the fewer door and rumoured shorter wheelbase model on its US-based website. How close these latest pictures are to the official look is a mystery, but going on previous conservative VW form, they’re more than likely accurate.
With the same basic shape an outline as the five-door, the three-door looks immediately sportier, and as if it could carry off the GTI treatment with some style. Engines are rumoured to reflect the choices in the family friendly five-door, with new 1.2-litre 102bhp TSI and 1.6-litre 88bhp TDI units being the highlights.
As reported before, the new GTI is due to arrive sometime after the model’s official launch. With a new 1.4-litre TSI powerplant, it should kick out 170bhp, and take styling cues from the recently launched Mk 6 Golf GTI. BlueMotion eco variants are also part of the plan, possibly even hitting the streets before the GTI.
Whether the next-generation Polo forms part of VW’s assault master plan in the US remains to be seen, but with the company keen to triple its sales in the continent, few would bet against it. Production of the car has just been announced in India, adding to its other worldwide assembly sites, making the Polo a truly global model.
(Pictures courtesy of Motor Authority.)
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http://www.motorauthority.com/preview-next-gen-volkswagen-polo.html

VW has been keen to show us the five-door version of the new Polo, but sportier-looking three-door has been conspicuous by its absence. Due later in the year, Motor Authority has published renderings of the fewer door and rumoured shorter wheelbase model on its US-based website. How close these latest pictures are to the official look is a mystery, but going on previous conservative VW form, they’re more than likely accurate.

With the same basic shape an outline as the five-door, the three-door looks immediately sportier, and as if it could carry off the GTI treatment with some style. Engines are rumoured to reflect the choices in the family friendly five-door, with new 1.2-litre 104bhp TSI and 1.6-litre 89bhp TDI units being the highlights.

As reported before, the new GTI is due to arrive sometime after the model’s official launch. With a new 1.4-litre TSI powerplant, it should kick out 168bhp and take styling cues from the recently launched Mk 6 Golf GTI. BlueMotion eco variants are also part of the plan, possibly even hitting the streets before the GTI.

Whether the next-generation Polo forms part of VW’s assault master plan in the US remains to be seen, but with the company keen to triple its sales in the continent, few would bet against it. Production of the car has just been announced in India, adding to its other worldwide assembly sites, making the Polo a truly global model.

[Images: Motor Authority]

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