The Geneva Motor Show will be used by VW as a platform to showcase its Polo BlueMotion concept car which shows what can be expected with it makes the most fuel-efficient Polo ever available next year.
Power under the hood is provided by a 3-cylinder direct-injection 1.2-liter TDI unit that can generate 55kW (75PS) and comes with a CO2 emission rating of only 87g/km.
The powerplant's small footprint and a skew of fuel-saving technologies, the concept claims a highly economical fuel usage of only 3.3 liters/100km (71.3mpg) which makes it the world's most economical vehicle.
Such remarkable rating is gained by making the Polo BlueMotion lightweight (at only 1,080 kilograms) while still coming with all the latest gas-saving equipment. The concept model is equipped with the start-stop system together with regenerative braking which lowers alternator-related engine load demands.
Also featured in the concept is a special exterior which has been particularly tuned for enhanced aerodynamics and minimized drag coefficient.
It has also received a 10mm ride height reduction, a revised front face, an underbody that has received an aerodynamic optimization, and low rolling resistance tires wrapped around 15-inch alloy rims.
The current Polo BlueMotion is already averaging 3.8 liters/100km and it is safe to predict that the concept will see the light of production when the next-gen Polo is opened next year.
The new VW Polo has taken on the Volkswagen family face, as evident on the flat grille and headlights typical of the brand. This VW family face doesn’t only help emphasize the width of the new Polo, but also express its low center of gravity. Just below the black grille of the new Polo are body-colored bumpers.
Located in a third horizontal line below the grille is a large air inlet that channels cooling air for the engine and brakes. On the side of the black band are daytime running lights as well as fog lights with integrated turn indicators. Compared to conventional continuous running lights, daytime running lights could save up to 0.15 liter of fuel per 100 kilometers. Meanwhile, the stunning narrow body-colored front spoiler of the Polo has been moved forward to further improve the car's already remarkable pedestrian protection capability.
The VW Polo is offered with two different headlights, depending on options chosen by the customer. For instance, "Trendline" features H4 headlights while the "Comfortline" has H7 dual headlights. Featuring integrated turn signal lights, the headlights -- with their different lighting elements – boast of design details that combine with the lines of the grille to form a single unit.