The New Golf Debuts At Frankfurt | Part Two

The New Golf

 

Also at the show will be two new additions to the Polo range. The first is the Polo Fun, which is based on the five-door hatchback but adds highly distinctive styling features such as 17 inch alloy wheels; roof rails; a limited range of colours (some of them exclusive to this model); and new bumper mouldings. Inside, sports seats and aluminium detailing will distinguish the Fun from other Polos. Further details of this model, including specification, prices and engine options, will be revealed closer to its UK launch early next year.

The second Polo variant to debut at the show is the four-door saloon. Featuring big-car saloon styling cues, this new Polo model was developed independently of the hatchback from the B-pillar backwards, with the line of the side windows rising slightly to the rear. The Polo saloon is 280 mm longer than the hatchback, with a 432 litre luggage compartment. It will go on sale in Germany this year, with UK availability yet to be confirmed.

A further show newcomer will be a long wheelbase version of the Phaeton luxury saloon with overall length increased by 120 mm, along with highly significant new V8 petrol and V10 TDI diesel engine options. These will become available in the UK in December this year, joining the current V6 and W12 petrol range.

Published 27 August 2003 Melanie Carter

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