Volkswagen developing Polo R hot hatch

Volkswagen developing Polo R hot hatch

According to various internet reports VW is already at work on a performance version of its Polo to be called the Polo R. This new hot hatch comes on the heels of VW announcing its new ‘R’ performance division and producing the Golf R and Scirocco R. While no official details are available yet regarding the go-fast Polo, various rumors say it will make use of a 1.6-litre turbo engine and should develop around 210bhp.

Unfortunately, the standard Polo platform does not allow enough space for an all-wheel-drive transmission, like the one fitted to the Golf R. This means the Polo R will be front-wheel-drive only, but the German company will most likely offer it with it’s smooth 7-speed DSG gearbox.

Elsewhere on the vehicle expect a lowered suspension set-up, bigger brakes and a sports-styled interior. The Volkswagen Polo R price and availability should be announced in the next few months.

To read a Car and SUV review of the VW Polo, click here.

To read a Car and SUV review of the VW Golf R, click here.

According to various internet reports VW is already at work on a performance version of its Polo to be called the Polo R. This new hot hatch comes on the heels of VW announcing its new ‘R’ performance division and producing the Golf R and Scirocco R. While no official details are available yet regarding the go-fast Polo, various rumors say it will make use of a 1.6-litre turbo engine and should develop around 210bhp.

Unfortunately, the standard Polo platform does not allow enough space for an all-wheel-drive transmission, like the one fitted to the Golf R. This means the Polo R will be front-wheel-drive only, but the German company will most likely offer it with it’s smooth 7-speed DSG gearbox.

Elsewhere on the vehicle expect a lowered suspension set-up, bigger brakes and a sports-styled interior. The Volkswagen Polo R price and availability should be announced in the next few months.

To read a Car and SUV review of the VW Polo, click here.

To read a Car and SUV review of the VW Golf R, click here.

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