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Old 03-03-2009, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New 2010 VW Polo: lighter, safer, higher mpg (71), better looking... Coming here?

I like.



Source: The All New New Volkswagen Polo

  • weighs 7.5% less than the vehicle it replaces – despite being marginally wider and longer
  • but it's also safer
  • more efficient
  • Upcoming BlueMotion II version of this car expected to return 85 mpg (Imp) / 71 mpg (US) (UK test figures)
The 2010 BlueMotion II version will feature:
  • all-new 1.2-litre three-cylinder common rail diesel
  • automatic Stop-Start
  • regenerative braking (not for hybrid propulsion, likely a "smart" alternator system)
  • gearbox with revised ratios
  • optimised aerodynamics beneath the vehicle
  • suspension lowered by 15 mm
  • low rolling resistance tyres
And I've read several articles that suggest the new version might come to North America. It would certainly sell well in Canada.



source: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2009...roduces-f.html

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's cool, was not happy to see the first polo get waylaid on its way across the pond. I wonder if Detroit could make something like that. I'm sure there is plenty of "prior art" for most of those features (i.e. golf carts).
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, ABG is saying the car is...

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...expected to come to the US market in the next couple of years.
Geneva 2009: Volkswagen reveals Polo BlueMotion concept, 87 g/km CO2!
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Very nice. Yay for a small engine!
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Wow. It hardly needs to be ecomodded; only ecodriven.

I like the way the gap between fenders and tires is small. The roofline slopes downward without creating too small of a hatch opening. The antenna is small, pointing back, and unoffensive. The only mods I see room for are a partial grille block depending on climate, and some smooth wheel covers.

Yeah, I'd pay US$15000 for the BlueMotion version.
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My bet: IF the BlueMotion diesel version even crosses the pond, it's going to cost a bit more than $15K US for that technology.

Edit: My 2nd bet: IF the Polo comes here, we'll only get the highest output gasoline engine. Europeans will have their choice of 5 engines, gas & diesel. Feeling cynical this morning
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Please, VW, make an other Polo 3L (rated 3L/100km consumption) and bring it to the states!
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Please, VW, make an other Polo 3L (rated 3L/100km consumption) and bring it to the states!
The only 3L cars I know of were the VW Lupo and Audi A2.

I would be first in line to get one with the 1.2 CRdi here.
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Woohoo!

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the Volkswagen Polo subcompact is finally coming to Canada – in another 18 months.
Source: Autoshow

Boo!

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When it finally arrives on our shores, however, expect only the new gas-powered 1.2-litre four.
source: Wheels.ca - Coming to Canadian roads, sort of - Canada's Most Trusted Auto Resource

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