VW add BlueMotion to their Polo hatch range!

the first Volkswagen BlueMotion with TSI engine!

VW has extended the Polo hatch range with two new engine options! Introducing its new 1.0 TSI BlueMotion and 1.4 TDI engines.

The new Polo model range is now complete with the introduction of the 1.0 TSI BlueMotion – the first Volkswagen BlueMotion with TSI engine, 1.4 TDI engines and GTI with manual transmission. The refreshed Polo was launched in June 2014 with the introduction of fuel efficient four-cylinder 1.0 TSI engines and class leading driver assistance systems such as Automatic Post-Collision Braking and Fatigue Detection. For the interior, new instrument cluster and infotainment system were also introduced.

Polo BlueMotion

Polo celebrated its 40th anniversary in April 2015. The first generation Volkswagen Polo was launched in Europe in 1975. South Africa had to wait until October 1996 for its first Polo model, which was launched to fill the gap in the market between their Citi Golf and Golf models. The first of these being a Sedan. The Polo Classic as it was known became an immediate success and in July 1998 – the Polo hatch was launched

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Polo is one of the world’s best-selling compact models with over 14 million units and with these two new engine variants, there’s even more choice!

1.4 TDI with output of 55 kW. The 55 kW is a new entrant to the TDI engine range. Its powerful 210 Nm of torque at 1500 RPM and maximum power between 3000 and 3750 RPM. With a top speed of 173 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h in 12.9 seconds.

1.4 TDI with output of 77 kW. Especially noteworthy here, is the excellent progress made in the new Polo TDI with 77 kW. The maximum torque of 250 Nm is similar to its 1.6 TDI predecessor. The difference with the 1.4 TDI is that it achieves its maximum torque from a low 1,500 RPM compared to 1,750 RPM by its predecessor. The new engine has a fuel consumption of only 4.1l/100km (4.2l/100km) and CO2 emissions value of 108 g/km (109 g/km). It has a top speed of 194 km/h and completes the classic sprint to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds.

Both Polo BlueMotion and Polo TDI engines are offered with an array of optional convenient and functional features which can be ordered to individualise the new Polo.

Polo BlueMotion Speedometer

These optional features include:

  • Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • panoramic sunroof
  • removable towbar
  • climatronic air-conditioning
  • light and vision package (includes auto-dimming interior mirror, rain sensor wipers and low beam assist)
  • park distance control (front and rear)
  • rear view camera ‘Rear Assist’
  • cruise control (standard in BlueMotion)

Polo BlueMotion gearbox

Like the TSI Bluemotion, the TDI engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

Retail Prices (VAT and CO2 emissions tax included)

  • 1.0 TSI 70 kW BlueMotion R235 800
  • 1.4 TDI 55 kW Trendline R223 500
  • 1.4 TDI 77 kW Highline R252 000
  • 1.4 TDI 77 kW Cross R260 000

The new Polo comes standard with a 3 year/45 000km Service Plan, 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty. Service interval is 15 000 km.

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