Volkswagen has a huge range of market segments covered, from luxury sedans to enthusiast hatchbacks, to powerful SUVs. And while the Jetta has been great for the mainstream segment, the entry-level market for sub-compact cars has been left wanting. Well, the Polo sedan is finally here.
With a 1.6-liter, 104HP and 153Nm torque engine, the Polo sedan is adequately powerful, and great on fuelÂ efficiencyÂ with a rated economy of just 5.9 liters/ 100kms. Â While the new Polo sedan is made in Pune, India, you get the full quality German engineering you have come to expect from Volkswagen.
The new Polo sedan will retail for AED/ SAR 59,990.
Volkswagen Middle East launchesÂ the new PoloÂ Sedan
New PoloÂ SedanÂ offers quality, reliability and German engineering for everyone in the Middle East
Dubai, UAE 17 September 2012 -Â Volkswagen Middle East has launched the brand-new PoloÂ Sedan, bringing the firstÂ generation model to the Middle East.
With the highest standards of modern automotive engineering and high quality workmanship,Â the new PoloÂ SedanÂ completes the portfolio ofÂ sedanÂ models that Volkswagen Middle East offers to its customers in the region.
At anÂ exceptionally competitive price,Â the new Polo Sedan is sleek,Â spacious and comfortableÂ delivering luxury and innovation whilst being affordable.
Available with a 1.6 litre 105 PS engine andÂ aÂ 6 speedÂ automatic transmission, the Polo Sedan includes 15 inch alloy wheels, dual airbags for driver and passenger, ABS, spacious interior â" especially in the rear and central locking with keyless entry.
âThe new Polo SedanÂ is the perfect combination of German engineering together with optimumÂ comfortÂ and driving characteristics,â says Marcus Butros, SalesÂ Director, Volkswagen Middle East. âThe PoloÂ SedanÂ completes ourÂ sedanÂ segmentÂ within the market following theÂ Jetta and Passat which have been extremely well received by our customers. The Polo offers high safety standardsÂ along with driving comfort,Â sleek stylingÂ and affordable innovation.â
The PoloÂ SedanÂ has been produced for the Middle East market in Volkswagen Indiaâs plant in Pune. Opened in 2009 the Pune plantÂ is one of the most modern plants in the Volkswagen Group.Â Volkswagen has an international production network catering to all marketsÂ ensuring the reach ofGerman engineering around the world.Â The PuneÂ facility is the only production plant in India operated by a German automaker andÂ covers the entire production process from press shop, body and paint shop to final assembly.
âThe PoloÂ SedanÂ is the entry modelÂ into the Volkswagen portfolioÂ andÂ is aimed at a younger demographicÂ who want to experience our German engineering. Many of our customers stay loyal to VolkswagenÂ after their first experience with the brand as we provide quality, affordable innovation andcan cater to all their automotive needs.Â We seeÂ high potentialÂ for this model in the region, and one that will drive volume growth as we continue to beÂ the fastest growing volume brand in the Middle East,â concluded Butros.
Exterior styling and dimensions
The Polo SedanÂ is 4384 mm long, 1466 mm tall and 1699 mm wide. The balance of the exterior dimensions produces a powerful ratio of proportions. In parallel, the new Volkswagen âdesign DNAâ enhances its style. This has resulted in clear precise lines and muscular surfaces that give this sedan a dynamic styling yet keeping it timelessly elegant.
Front end:Â The Polo SedanÂ offers a very distinct, smart and elegant look.Â It comes with chrome trimmed front radiator and line grille that adds to its classy look.
The stylish halogen headlights and indicators give extra emphasis to its look and provide optimum vision on the road, thereby providing attention uncompromisingly on the road.Â Fog lamps are also a standard feature in the Polo Sedan.
Side profile:Â The strong, muscular lines on the sides are typical of the VolkswagenÂ âdesign DNAâ. It makes the Polo Sedan look powerful and also emphasise its wheel arches, giving it an overall dynamic image which can perfectly accommodateÂ 15 inchesÂ wheels.
Rear section:Â A harmonised surface dominates the look at the rear of the Polo Sedan. The wide rear window offers good visibility behind the sedan while continuing to maintain its strong dynamic lines.
The squarish tail lamps give a stylish contour to the Polo SedanÂ and perfectly blend with the rear design. The rear light clusters withÂ the chrome lining gives the modelÂ its unique look.
The Polo Sedan offers 455Â litres of boot space for its passengers making it extremely comfortable toÂ accommodate the family shopping bags.
The interior of the new PoloÂ SedanÂ complements the exterior offering top-quality,Â perfectly finishedÂ fabrics and materials that provideÂ comfort and style to its passengers. WithÂ a comprehensive chrome packageÂ and exclusive chrome trim inlays theÂ interior of the model is modernÂ and sleek.
When designing the new PoloÂ SedanÂ Volkswagen ensured that comfort was off paramount importance. The new modelÂ has an extended wheelbase which is 82mm longer than the European Polo hatchback. The Polo Sedan has been made for the region offering featuresÂ such as more rear legroom that reflect the changing needs of the Middle East customer. The car also includesÂ âClimaticâ manual air conditioningÂ as standard in the S and SE model specifications, with âClimatronicâ air condition as an optional extra. The new model alsoÂ includes a practical storage concept for everyday use including; compartments in the front for water holders, storage pockets on the rear of the front seats, glove box with flap and glasses compartment and a centre console with two cup holders.
The cockpitÂ has a modernÂ leatherÂ steering wheel, gear knob, handbrake lever and gear lever, aÂ dashboard design with ergonomic control layout,Â as well as comprehensive functional equipment with electrically adjustable side mirrors,Â electricÂ remote unlocking for the boot lid and central locking.The driver-orientated cockpit also includes a radio with CD/MP3 player as standard.
The passive safety in the Polo SedanÂ has been well optimised. It is equipped with front airbags for the driver and co-driver along with an ultra high strength steel frame that makes for an indigenously structured passenger cell.
Add to that an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which provides individual wheel braking preferences, thereby aiding better control of the car. All model lines also include cruise control as standard.
The height adjustable 3 point safety front seat belt, 3 point safety belts for the rear outboard passengers and lap belt for the middle passenger make it an extremely safe travel. ParkingÂ distance control isÂ alsoÂ optional as an added rear safety feature.
The Electronic Immobiliser isÂ a standard feature in the new Polo Sedan. It is an anti-theft device which gets activated when the ignition key is removed and works in tandem with the engine control unit to preventÂ unauthorisedÂ starting of the engine.
Engines, transmission and driving dynamics
With a 1.6 litre 105 PS engine andÂ aÂ 6Â speedÂ automatic transmission, the new Polo is a city car that offers optimum performance for stop-and-go city driving,Â whilst havingÂ aÂ long range thanks to the 55-litre fuel tank.
Price starting at SAR 59,990