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Brazilian designer renders 2018 VW Polo Alltrack to suit the outdoor lifestyle

Volkswagen strong sellers like the Golf and the Passat have their Alltrack versions, which offer a sportier driving experience with an all-terrain capability and rugged looks. But another VW strong seller, the Polo supermini, doesn’t have an Alltrack version. Nonetheless, a Brazilian automotive designer is providing Polo fans an idea of how an Alltrack version of the supermini might look like.

Essentially, VW employs the Alltrack moniker to identify derivative models that cater to urban customers with active lifestyles. These customers are people who spend the weekdays in the city, and the weekend off the road. This is why all of VW’s Alltrack models are fitted with an all-wheel drive system. VW distinguishes the Alltrack versions from their base vehicles by making them appear rugged.

Here comes a detailed rendering of the VW Polo Alltrack, as created by Kleber Silva of Sao Paulo, Brazil. This isn't the first time an Alltrack version of the Polo has been rendered visually, but Silva’s work is certainly worth considering.

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VW Polo GTI R5 will make rally debut during second half of 2018

The Volkswagen Polo is one car that has made a major mark at the World Rally Championship (WRC). In just a few years, the Polo has scored over 40 wins, 38 podiums and 12 titles. And just the other day, Volkswagen again released a new version of the VW Polo that will be used for competition in WRC. Unlike Skoda, VW does not plan to run a factory team in WRC2, but iw will provide technical support and backup for its customers.

The new VW Polo GTI R5 is set to make its debut in the second half of 2018. Under the hood of the new hatchback is a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that carries out 270 horsepower (201 kilowatts). This engine is paired with a five speed sequential transmission. Though the company has not confirmed it yet, the factory team may compete next year. But this model will also be available for customer teams for the first time ever. The Polo GTI R5 is expected to go through tests in the next couple of weeks, before it goes out in the market by the second half of the year.

This project was made possible by Francois Xavier Demaison, VW Motorsport Technical Director and Gerard-Jan de Jongh who is the Senior Project Engineer. The Polo WRC began development at the start of 2017. These are the same people who are also responsible for the success of the previous Polo rally car.

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VW introduces 6th generation of the Polo

For those who think that the fifth generation of the Volkswagen Polo is a kinda small, here is very good news. The German carmaker is finally introducing the sixth generation of the VW Polo supermini, and customers would love the fact that it is larger to accommodate both passengers and their cargo.

More than being a bit more spacious, the new 2018 VW Polo features a whole design that is now dynamic. In addition, the new VW Polo is available with a more efficient engine as well as innovative driver assistance systems. With all these attributes, the sixth generation of the VW Polo is set to continue the success story of its predecessors, of which more than 14 million have been sold to date. That figure doesn’t include other versions of the Polo that had been sold around the world ever since the first generation of the supermini was introduced.

Compared to the fifth generation that was launched in 2009, the sixth-gen Polo has grown in terms of length (at 4,053 mm), width (at 1,751 mm) as well as wheelbase (at 2,564 mm). The sixth generation of the Polo, however, is slightly shorter in terms of height (at 1,446 mm). Despite its shorter height, the gen-6 Polo offers more head room both in the front cabin (1,019 mm) and in the rear cabin (964 mm). Amazingly, the newest iteration of the Polo offers 351 liters of trunk volume, around 71 liters more than in the previous generation. In addition, the front and rear tracks of the new Polo are also wider than in the previous model at 1,525 mm and 1,505 mm, respectively.

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VW announces production dates for the Polo, T-Roc and Touareg this year

Earlier this month, Volkswagen’s annual meeting took place at its hometown in Wolfsburg, Germany. This year’s meeting was focused on the company’s business plan they call “Transform 2025+”. This plan is solely based on hybrid and electric vehicles.

Aside from providing updates on its hybrid and electric vehicles, Volkswagen also addressed what their agenda is when it comes to new models arriving in the next couple of months. And it seems like they have a handful of models arriving sooner than we thought. For instance, they just reconfirmed that the company will begin production of the all-new Polo next month, meaning that in the next coming weeks, photos of the supermini will probably be circulating around the web.

That’s just one of the few models VW will put in production. The T-Roc compact crossover, which is based on the Golf, will also hit the assembly line for the EU market as early as August. So in the next few months, we will finally see the brand new T-Roc with its covers off. The company also said that the compact crossover will be sold in the United States by 2019. The factory to build the T-Roc will be based in Palmela, Portugal.

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Not a few agree that the Volkswagen Polo news a styling overhaul. While this supermini still looks good as it is now, the latest facelift was around three years. With rumors and speculations that Volkswagen is primed to replace the current Polo with a new generation in 2018, several visual artists took their sweet time trying to render the looks of the next generation of VW’s smallest car.’

One of these visual artists is Kleber Silva of Sao Paulo Brazil. As an automotive designer, Silva had rendered a number of cars and concepts like a pickup version of the Mini Cooper S Countryman and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan. His visual artworks were published at Behance, a Web site that allows designers to showcase their works and for companies to discover them.

Silva’s rendering of the new VW Polo represents an evolution, if not a revolution, of the design of supermini. Its overall looks are very far removed from the current iteration of the Polo. However, there is one current or new VW model that the rendered VW Polo is taking inspiration from in terms of design – the new VW Arteon.

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Volkswagen has unveiled a slew of upgraded trim levels for a number of its nameplates, particularly for its Polo, Golf, and Passat Saloon and Estate models. In lieu of the SE trim comes the new Polo Match, which can be availed in either three doors or five doors.

Available in several engine-transmission combos, the Polo Match now boasts of over £900 worth of extra equipment. For instance, the VW Polo Match now comes, as standard, with a number of new features like front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and front fog lights with static cornering function.

It also comes with tinted rear windows as well as smart new 15-inch Stratford alloy wheels. With all these new standard features, the Polo Match can be availed from just £12,735 RRP OTR, or equivalent to a price hike of just £100 OTR over the SE trim.

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Volkswagen is releasing a Polo limited premium special edition model – the “Original” version – as a tribute to the first Polo unveiled by the German carmaker. Interested buyers, fans and enthusiasts could claim ownership to one of just 1,000 Polo Original models to be sold in Germany.

Setting apart the four-door Polo Original from others are its door mirror caps in body color, smoked rear lights, and the Polo "Original" emblem on the wings as well as "Original" lettering on the door sill plates. Completing the limited edition’s “Original” looks are LED headlights, a high-gloss black radiator grille and 16-inch "Portago" alloy wheels.

Some of the 1,000 limited edition cars are available with exclusive Honey Orange Metallic paintwork. Moving inside, buyers can find a multifunction steering wheel, a gear lever knob and handbrake grip in leather with "Truffle" colored stitching.

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Interested customers for the latest generation Volkswagen Polo GTI can now order their own units from retailers across the United Kingdom at just £18,850 RRP OTR for the three-door manual version. To avail of the five-door version, a customer just needs to add £630 premium and another £1,245 to avail of the DSG gearbox.

It is powered by a 1.8-liter (1,798 cc) turbocharged petrol engine that provides up to 192 PS between 4,200 and 6,200 rpm (5,400-6,200 DSG). The engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. When fitted with the manual gearbox, the Polo provides torque of up to 320 Nm (236 lbs ft) available between 1,450 and 4,200 rpm.

When equipped with the DSG, the Polo provides torque of up to 250 Nm (184 lbs ft) between 1,250 and 5,300 rpm. The Polo GTI could accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 146 mph. Despite this performance, it still ekes a combined fuel consumption figure of 50.4 mpg and carbon dioxide emissions of 129 g/km for the DSG (47.1 mpg and 139 g/km for the manual).

Read the entire article 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI now ready to order in the UK

Interested buyers in the United Kingdom could now place orders for the petrol version of the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion at a starting price of £14,730 on-the-road (RRP). It is powered by a 1.0-liter BlueMotion TSI petrol unit that emits just 94 g of carbon dioxide per kilometer and returns 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle.

The new three-cylinder engine, paired to a five-speed manual transmission, delivers an output of 95 PS between 5,000 and 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 118 Nm (160 lbs ft) between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. This power allows the Polo BlueMotion to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 10.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 119 mph.

Aside from the 1.0-liter BlueMotion TSI petrol 95 PS engine, the Polo BlueMotion’s powerplant choices also include three-cylinder diesel 1.4-litereTDI BlueMotion engine (75 PS, 91.1 mpg, 82 g/km CO2O. The Polo BlueMotion builds on the S trim, adding more features like a styling pack that includes distinctly shaped front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, side skirts and rear roof spoiler.

Read the entire article 2015 VW Polo BlueMotion now available to order in the UK starting from £14,730

Volkswagen introduced its first Polo BlueMotion model featuring TSI technology. If the previous BlueMotion models used a fuel-efficient diesel engine, now the Polo BlueMotion arrives with a new 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 95 hp (70 kW) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque, while CO2 emissions are just 94 g/km.

Priced from 15,925 euros in Germany, the 2015 VW Polo TSI BlueMotion promises to offer a combined fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100 km (57 mpg), which is 0.2 liters less than the standard version of the 1.0 TSI engine.

Despite the impressive numbers, top speed achieved by this model is 190 km/g or 118 mph. According to Volkswagen, the 2015 Polo TSI BlueMotion arrives with plenty of features that improve fuel consumption such as improved aerodynamics over the radiator grille and underbody, as well as a lower ride height and reduced rolling tires.

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Facelift the new hot hatch that will make its world debut next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. As you can easily see from the photos, the vehicle shows a new design consisting of a new front bumper, redesigned headlights, the well-known honeycomb grille featuring red accents, a new rear bumper as well as a new dual exhaust system.

Inside, there is a flat-bottomed steering wheel, sports seats, red stitching and gloss black accents. The biggest change is found under the hood where the 1.4-liter TSI engine was replaced by a much bigger 1.8-liter TSI petrol engine that delivers 192 hp (141 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.

With the new engine, the 2015 Polo GTI Facelift accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.7 seconds, while top speed is limited at 236 km/h or 148 mph. The engine is offered with a six-speed manual transmission or with the optional DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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Two days ago, Volkswagen introduced the 2014 Polo Facelift and announced that the new GTI version will be revealed next year. As you may know already, the current Polo GTI is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI engine that generates 180 hp. The current Polo GTI also ditched the 1.8-liter petrol engine in favor of a smaller 1.4-liter that has a combined fuel consumption of 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers, equivalent to CO2 emissions of only 139 g/km.

Although the small engines are a trend now, it appears that the 2015 Vw Polo GTI will return to the 1.8-liter petrol engine as the German manufacturer wants higher torque and power.

The 1.8 TSI engine is already used by the Golf or the Audi A3 or the Seat Leon. According to Volkswagen, the new 2015 Polo GTI will get 12 hp more than its predecessor. The engine will be offered as standard with a six-speed transmission, while the 7-speed dual clutch DSG is offered as an option.

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Volkswagen revealed today the 2014 Polo Facelift, an updated version of its well-known supermini which is set to debut on the market this summer. The exterior changes of the new car are quite subtle and consists of redesigned front bumper and grille, headlights, a chrome line that separates the front fog lights and optional headlights with a distinctive light signature.

At the rear, there are redesigned taillights and a new bumper. The exterior design is completed by five new alloy wheel designs. Inside, we can find redesigned instruments as well as a new steering wheel, a refreshed centre console and new heating and ventilation controls. Under the hood, Volkswagen also installed new three- and four-cylinder petrol engines.

There are two 1.0-litre MPI units, with 60 or 75 PS and two 1.2-litre four-cylinder TSI engines with 90 or 110 PS. Volkswagen will continue to offer the 1.4-litre TSI engine with cylinder deactivation (ACT), delivering 150 PS (10 PS increase over the current version). In the UK, the diesel-powered Polo BlueMotion will be replaced by a new petrol-powered Polo BlueMotion TSI, which returns 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle and emits just 94 g/km of CO2.

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Volkswagen had a great opening at the 2014 season of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)! Riding a Polo R WRC, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia made an excellent performance at the Monte Carlo Rally, the first race of the 2014 WRC season. This will be their 2nd win at Monte, 17th victory in the WRC and 10th with Volkswagen.

Ogier had to stave off hard-fighting Bryan Bouffier (Ford) and Kris Meeke (Citroen) to take the Monte win. Bouffier and Meeke ended up at second and third, respectively.

All Volkswagen Polo R WRCs managed to make it to the top 10, racking up points for themselves: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (fifth) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Mikko Markkula (seventh). All racers at the Monte had to brave extremely difficult weather and road conditions -- rain in the valleys, snow at altitude – making tire selection as the decisive factor.

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The Volkswagen Polo R WRC is all set and ready to take on the challenges at the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Since its debut a year ago, the Polo R WRC has been undergoing continuous development and is now boasting a 315-hp power. It now bears a new design -- grey and blue stripes – providing a very dynamic first impression.

The four wheel-drive Polo R WRC has won 10 of the 13 rallies last season, ensuring all three World Championship titles for Volkswagen. The 2014 Polo R WRC is not only enhanced on the outside, but also on the inside – making it much better than the 2013 version. After the 2013 season, the team from Wolfsburg played ten so-called jokers, which allowed it to alter individual parts.

Besides optimizing chassis components and new set-up variants for the drive train, VW’s engineers were tasked to enhance the stability of the race car. Volkswagen used one joker to fit a new software version for the on-board electronics.

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Volkswagen is adding a new member to its Polo range – the new Match Edition, which replaced the existing Match trim level in April 2013.  The new Polo Match Edition could be availed in three- and five-door body styles and with Nil Advance Payment on the Motability Scheme. The Polo Match Edition has a starting price of £12,045 (RRP ‘on the road’) for the 1.2-litre 60 PS three-door manual version.

The five-door Match Edition powered by a 1.4-litre 85 PS paired to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission carries a tag of £15,240. The Match Edition is also fuel efficient, as it could travel up to 72.4 miles per gallon on the combined cycle while emitting just 102 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

Polo Match Edition includes additional specification like rear parking sensors, cruise control and an alarm with interior protection.

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Volkswagen has unveiled the production version of the Polo R WRC – the fastest-ever Polo with a 151mph, 217bhp record. Its assembly is tied in with the entry of Volkswagen into the 2013 World Rally Championship. The Polo R WRC has its official unveiling at the launch of the rally team in Monte Carlo.

Last May, the Polo WRC Street concept had previewed the Volkswagen Polo R WRC at the VW Group-organised GTI Treffen event in Worthersee, Austria.

There were nearly no changes done to the production, which is still the same high-performance, front-wheel drive hatch as the concept. The turbocharged 2.0 TSI four-pot petrol engine used by the Golf GTI is used for the fifth-generation Polo platform. The powerplant used in the hottest-ever Volkswagen Polo delivers 217bhp at 4500-6300rpm and 258lb ft of torque between 2500-4400rpm.

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The final production form of the Volkswagen Polo R will be unveiled this March at the Geneva Motor Show, according to R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg. The new 225bhp hot hatch will be launched together with VW’s entry into the World Rally Championship next year. A tuned version of the Mk6 Golf GTI’s 2.0-litre turbo engine will power the Polo R, which was first previewed as the WRC Street concept at the GTI Treffen festival in Austria in 2011.

The new model will only be available as front-wheel drive but will be available with a mechanical limited-slip differential. A 0-62mph acceleration time of around 6.0sec was mooted, together with a top speed of 150mph.

Hackenberg said that a Polo R was not included in the original launch schedule of the supermini, according to Autocar. However, VW’s rally engineers sought to build a road car to aid in promoting the rally car.

Read the entire article Vw Polo R will get a tuned version of Mk6 Golf GTI’s engine

Volkswagen is preparing to release the Polo SUV, a new model based on the next-generation Polo. With this model, VW is confident about making a mark at the expanding compact-SUV segment. The Polo SUV would be the first compact Volkswagen to be spun off from the new MQB platform from the VW Group.

Its versatile underpinnings will be used throughout an expanded next-generation Polo range. The model that VW hopes to pit against the Mini Countryman and Nissan Juke is likely to be similarly sized with the Audi Q2. This model was previewed as the Crosslane Coupé at the Paris motor show last month.

When interviewed by Autocar at the Paris show, VW R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg said that an SUV in the ‘A0 segment’, which is what VW describes as supermini-sized models, was at the top of its priority list for new model development. He said that it has to increase its number of SUV models so that it could do well in the A0 SUV segment.

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The compact Volkswagen Polo won’t be arriving at the U.S. in the foreseeable future as the automaker’s focus is on Jetta and Golf models. Rainer Michel, Volkswagen’s VP of marketing, said that the model is ready in the event that there’s a change in the market. Michel thinks that the compact market segment “is not really stable yet.”

Not many will agree with this statement, considering that almost ever automaker in North America already has a sub-compact offering in North America. Michel didn’t provide details though and would only state that VW is ready to quickly release a product to the market if there’s a demand.

A U.S.-spec Polo, which has a new MQB architecture, may be built if the automaker believes that it would gain from it. Currently, Volkswagen is doing what it can to ensure that its Jetta and Golf models attract the attention required to be successful.

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