VW Polo family Gasoline now also blue

Gasoline now also blue

Who would want the fuel-efficient Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion, had been taking the diesel model. After the lifting of the small car, there is now an alternative.

As part of the facelift VW Polo also reworked the fuel economy and lifestyle versions of the small car. Major new feature: The most frugal BlueMotion model is available from the second half for the first time not only as a diesel, but also as a gasoline engine.

To press the small car in the petrol version at 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer, VW the first to introduce a 1.0 - liter three-cylinder turbocharged. This comes to 70 kW/95 hp and is just 4.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers need. Made possible by the usual fuel-saving ingredients like a particularly windschlüpfige vehicle front, low rolling resistance tires and a longer gear ratio. The is also used in diesel BlueMotion version of the Polo. As before the facelift ensures there is a 1.2-liter Dreiyzlinder with 55 kW/75 hp for propulsion. The standard consumption is, however, again declined by 0.2 liters to 3.1 liters. Prices for the two models are called savings are not the manufacturer. However, the Polo BlueMotion TDI should continue to cost around 17,000 euros, the TSI BlueMotion is probably a good 1,000 euros cheaper.

Revision also presents itself from the summer of Polo Blue GT, sporty economy version of the small car. Its 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine now produces 110 kW/150 hp instead of the previous 103 kW/140 hp. Consumption increases by 0.2 liters to 4.8 liters per 100 kilometers in the manual transmission version. With seven-speed DSG are 4.7 liters. Prices for the well-equipped small cars should just be below 20,000 euros.

In addition, VW liftet in summer the CrossPolo. The five-door off-road dress now receives in addition to the known from the other variants, modifications to the front, rear and interior darkened taillights, new color options for the paint, new materials in the interior and new rims. For driving continue to be two diesel and two petrol engines with power ratings between 66 kW/90 hp and 81 kW/110 hp to choose from. The surcharge for the SUV styling is around 3,800 euros.

The first models of the facelifted Polo family come back in April to the market and to be realigned visually and in appearance more closely to the larger VW Golf. There are new engines, many assistance systems and the steering is now electromechanical. Given the tough competition, especially in the small car class leave the Lower Saxony at least the basic prices of Polo unchanged. It starts at 12,450 euros and is then driven by the known from the Up 1.0 - liter three-cylinder (44 kW/60 hp), which replaces the 1.2 - liter engine with three cylinders also.