16 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Polo Sedan/Volkswagen Vento
reported to be heading for China sales

China Car Times and Steering News both report that the saloon version of the latest Polo will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this year, and will be on sale in the country by mid-2011. The hatchback is already on sale in 1.4 and 1.6-litre guises (and doing well), though TSI engines are thought to be forthcoming. Whether the new car will be called Polo Sedan as in Russia or take the Indian ‘Vento’ nameplate hasn’t been confirmed. The Polo Sedan/Vento premiered in Moscow in June last year. Extremely popular, both it and its hatchback sister are suffering from 2-3 month waiting lists in India. Volkswagen’s smallest notchback has an 82mm longer wheelbase, an enlarged luggage capacity than the Polo hatch, and is powered by petrol and diesel engines developing 104bhp.

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