The new VW Polo coming to NZ

The new VW Polo coming to NZ

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The new VW Polo is set to come to New Zealand later this year, and looks well prepared to extend its popularity in our small car segment.

From the outset, the new Polo was specifically designed to attain the recently established, stricter and more comprehensive, 5-star EuroNCAP rating. The higher structural rigidity of the Polo’s bodyshell contributes to these results. In the footwell area alone, intrusion — related to the car body’s deformation strength in a frontal crash — was lowered by 50 percent! In the case of a side impact, the intrusion value was reduced by 20 percent. In addition, the new Polo is available with ESP electronic stabilisation program with Hill Hold Control, and it has a highly effective network of airbags on board, including combined head-thorax airbags (integrated in the front seatbacks).

Despite significant improvements in all aspects of the car, it was possible to reduce the weight of the Polo’s body structure by 7.5 percent. The introduction of new TDI and TSI engines and the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG), has resulted in considerably reduced fuel consumption and emissions over a wide range of power outputs. These include all three TDI diesel engines. Thanks to the implementation for the first time of common rail technology in the Polo, these engines are both efficient and refined. The potential in the new TDI engines is clearly evident in the example of the Polo 1.6 TDI with 66 kW: when combined with a “BlueMotion package”, its average fuel consumption of 3.8L/100km and 96 g/km CO2 makes it the most fuel efficient and lowest emitting five-seater diesel in the world.

Volkswagen is also using the Geneva Motorshow for another world premiere. It is still a concept. Its name: Polo BlueMotion. Fuel consumption: 3.3 liters.CO2 emissions: just 87 g/km! Likelihood of going into production: extremely high! 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 alone reduce fuel consumption of the 55kW threecylinder direct-injection diesel by up to 0.2L/100km. But that is not all that is being done. On the Polo BlueMotion concept car, which weighs in at just 1,080 kilograms, Volkswagen is calling upon an entire array of efficiency measures, including an aerodynamic package for the body that is lowered by 10mm (including modified front end), an aerodynamically optimised underbody and low rolling resistance tyres on 15-inch alloy wheels. Altogether, these modifications yield fuel savings totalling 0.8L/100km. This has lowered CO2 emissions by about 20 percent

The Polo has been a successful model for the Volkswagen brand in NZ and the new model looks set to continue that trend. Dean Sheed, Volkswagen General Manager for New Zealand, believes that the new Polo will again set the benchmark in its segment: “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.”

VW Polo fq

The new VW Polo is set to come to New Zealand later this year, and looks well prepared to extend its popularity in our small car segment.

From the outset, the new Polo was specifically designed to attain the recently established, stricter and more comprehensive, 5-star EuroNCAP rating. The higher structural rigidity of the Polo’s bodyshell contributes to these results. In the footwell area alone, intrusion — related to the car body’s deformation strength in a frontal crash — was lowered by 50 percent! In the case of a side impact, the intrusion value was reduced by 20 percent. In addition, the new Polo is available with ESP electronic stabilisation program with Hill Hold Control, and it has a highly effective network of airbags on board, including combined head-thorax airbags (integrated in the front seatbacks).

Despite significant improvements in all aspects of the car, it was possible to reduce the weight of the Polo’s body structure by 7.5 percent. The introduction of new TDI and TSI engines and the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG), has resulted in considerably reduced fuel consumption and emissions over a wide range of power outputs. These include all three TDI diesel engines. Thanks to the implementation for the first time of common rail technology in the Polo, these engines are both efficient and refined. The potential in the new TDI engines is clearly evident in the example of the Polo 1.6 TDI with 66 kW: when combined with a “BlueMotion package”, its average fuel consumption of 3.8L/100km and 96 g/km CO2 makes it the most fuel efficient and lowest emitting five-seater diesel in the world.

Volkswagen is also using the Geneva Motorshow for another world premiere. It is still a concept. Its name: Polo BlueMotion. Fuel consumption: 3.3 liters.CO2 emissions: just 87 g/km! Likelihood of going into production: extremely high! 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 alone reduce fuel consumption of the 55kW threecylinder direct-injection diesel by up to 0.2L/100km. But that is not all that is being done. On the Polo BlueMotion concept car, which weighs in at just 1,080 kilograms, Volkswagen is calling upon an entire array of efficiency measures, including an aerodynamic package for the body that is lowered by 10mm (including modified front end), an aerodynamically optimised underbody and low rolling resistance tyres on 15-inch alloy wheels. Altogether, these modifications yield fuel savings totalling 0.8L/100km. This has lowered CO2 emissions by about 20 percent

The Polo has been a successful model for the Volkswagen brand in NZ and the new model looks set to continue that trend. Dean Sheed, Volkswagen General Manager for New Zealand, believes that the new Polo will again set the benchmark in its segment: “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.”

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