Frankfurt Motor Show: three-door VW Polo New version of Polo makes Frankfurt debut
17 September 2009
VW launched the three-door version of its new Polo supermini at the .
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Although it only has two doors, this latest Polo model possesses all attributes that have impressed us on the five-door. On the outside it looks very much like the , and on the inside it has high quality trim and controls that you’d expect to find in a larger car. And unusually for a supermini if you choose the 1.4 petrol engine you can also opt for a seven-speed, dual-clutch DSG automatic gearbox.
Stability control as standard
Standard equipment is good for a small car too; all models get stability control and electric windows.
Engine choice is much the same as the five-door Polo, our choice for the best combination of reasonable performance and fuel economy is the new 1.2-litre turbo petrol. This will be made available alongside an ultra-frugal Bluemotion diesel – VW claims the 1.2 diesel is the most frugal supermini in its class, using just 3.3 litres of diesel per 100km (that 85.6mpg to you and me). And its emissions are low too – low enough for free road tax at 87g/km of CO2.
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