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Russia gets new Polo sedan first

2010-06-03 06:53
VW’s has unveiled its new Polo sedan to select guests in Moscow on Wednesday.

The four-door derivative of VW’s fifth generation Polo will initially be marketed in the Russian before being expanded to other territories in an attempt to shift 800 000 units a year.

The new car will initially only be available with the 77kW 1.6l petrol engine and a choice of either five-speed manual or six-speed automatic (not dual-clutch) transmissions.

VW’s excellent 1.2 TSI engine should pair with the company’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as the Polo sedan is deployed to other markets.

The established VW Trend-, Comfort- and Highline levels of trim are present on the new car. ABS brakes only become standard on the mid-sped Comfortline with Highline models boasting ESP and side airbags.  

Considering the previous Polo Classic four-door’s success locally, VW would be well served in bringing the new sedan to local buyers as swiftly as possible. Local buyers can expect the new Polo sedan by the first quarter of next year.


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