The New Three Door Volkswagen Polo Unveiled

The New Three Door Volkswagen Polo

The New Three Door Volkswagen Polo

The new three-door Volkswagen Polo has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Drawing on the same clean, sharp lines adopted by the five-door model the new Volkswagen Polo three-door features a more aggressive stance, with a pronounced kink in the window line just above a sharp crease running the length of the car. The overall effect is a cohesive, clutter-free design that makes the new Volkswagen Polo appear lower and wider than it really is.

The three-door model shares the same platform and dimensions as the five-door model and benefits from the same gains in quality, space, safety and refinement made over the outgoing model.

Built at Volkswagen's Pamplona production facility in Spain, the three-door model will start production in right-hand drive form in late October before the first deliveries start in early 2010.

As with the five-door variant there will be four trim levels - S, SE, Moda and SEL. Prices for the S are estimated to start at around £9,400 while the top-spec SEL model will cost £14,000.

Every Volkswagen Polo is fitted with four airbags, ABS, ESP and hydraulic brake assist as standard. In addition, the Volkswagen Polo comes with a CD stereo, speed sensitive power steering and electric windows.

The SE trim level adds air-conditioning, 15-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker stereo with iPod connectivity and body-coloured door handles and mirrors.

In top-spec SEL trim the Polo is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, leather trim on the steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake, a multifunction computer and tyre pressure warning indicator.

At launch the new Volkswagen Polo three-door will be available with a choice of six engines, four petrol and two diesel. These are a pair of naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre engines with 60 or 70 PS and a 1.4-litre 85 PS; plus two 1.6-litre common rail TDI units producing 75 or 90 PS. All engines comply with Euro V emissions legislation. A new 1.2-litre 105 PS turbocharged TSI unit will also be offered.

Published 26 August 2009 Staff

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