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New Polo heading to NZ


The lighter, more economical Volkswagon is set to hit our shores later this year

The new Polo, revelaed this week at the Geneva Motor Show, features new TDI and TSI engines which, when combined with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission, will reportedly lower fuel consumption and emission.

Dean Sheed, Volkswagen General Manager for New Zealand, believes that the new Polo will set the benchmark in its segment when it is launched later this year.

“The current Polo raised the bar when it was first launched in terms of safety and quality in the light car segment and I don’t see the new model being any different. Modern and efficient engines coupled with our new generation 7 speed DSG transmissions will produce a dynamic driving experience with minimal fuel consumption. We hope to launch the new Polo late this year and we’ll announce local specification and pricing closer to the time.”

The car achieved a 5-star EuroNCAP safety rating and is available with ESP electronic stabilisation and Hill Hold Control.

Volkswagen also used the Geneva Motorshow for another world premiere, its concept car Polo BlueMotion. Fuel consumption is said to be 3.3 litres, CO2 emissions just 87g/km.

In addition to a brand new 1.2L TDI diesel engine with common rail injection, the Polo BlueMotion concept utilises an automatic start-stop system and regenerative braking. These two technologies reduce fuel consumption of the 55 kW three-cylinder direct-injection diesel by up to 0.2L/100km.

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