Sources have to say that the New 2010 Volkswagen Polo is just about the same size as the 2009 Honda Fit and bit larger than fourth generation Polo. It features four-door hatchback. As far as the styling is considered, it embodies crisper corporate look and it is to mark redesigned 2010-2011 Jetta and Rabbit. Several small cars, including all Polo versions, the new U.S. Polo version features front wheel drive, twist beam type rear axle and strut styled front suspension. The standard features for this 2010 car remain electro hydraulic or electric power steering, ABS brakes, curtain side and front air bags. The traction control and ESP antiskid system remain standard with just up level trim. It features ditto type air conditioning. The optional features that the owners can choose from include satellite radio, handling upgrades, sporty looks and navigation system. Volkswagen has proved that the days of bare bone small cars have gone.
Polo offered a huge range of powertrains. Fourth generation line featured 3 cylinder and 4 cylinder diesel as well as gasoline engines with the option to choose turbocharging, which span the horsepower ratings right from 64 for base models to about 180 in sporty top-line. The outputs could seem quite modest. However, they seem to be sufficient for curbing weights. U.S. is thought to get just two to three engines, for several reasons. The base mill would feature 1.4-liter cylinder along with either 1.2 or 1.3 liter "triple" that is around 85 to 90 hp. It also features ultra-frugal BlueMotion including 1.4-liter turbodiesel, which makes 80 hp and possibly can rate to 60 mpg in the EPA test. Availability of this new car is to depend on clearing of turbodiesel engine with the U.S. emission standards, but Volkswagen is to roll out larger "TDI" option for Jetta so as to help it be qualified Polo diesel. The gasoline-based models are likely to offer with 6-speeed manual type transmission or new DSG automated manual.
Volkswagen has planned to add the Polo models for the European markets and some other overseas market, which includes entry-level cloth-top convertible, extended minivan and CrossPolo wagon. It is quite possible for all of these to reach the U.S. market. It goes for sporty 2-door GTI hatchback too. Volkswagen is also planning for mild hybrid Polo version, which could be interesting alternative to the hybrid Insight hatchback and electric/gas Fit from Honda. Volkswagen lately teamed with the Japanese Sanyo Electric in order to develop an advanced lithium-ion battery to feature for their vehicles. The LI batteries are certain to include hybrid Polo despite of being high at cost, but plug-in capability would go missing until 2011.
Volkswagen is ready to bring thriftier and smaller car to the U.S. market. The U.S. monitoring landscape too is growing to resemble the European and other lands where cost of gas is low and the small cars are considered as mainstream norm. This Volkswagen car is just the perfect car at perfect price and sure is to go long way.