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  • HyundaiSmoke

    B and C segment crossovers will finally get more Americans into the small cars.

    You’re NEVER going to export Econobox culture over here. It goes against the grain of what this country is about. You have to have affordable, yet premium, but large small cars here. They have to be as reliable as the sunrise, attached to a good warranty, and possibly free maintenance.

    This is the more for less country. Not less for less, nor less for more country.

  • Yianni

    “With 133 kW of power available from the turbo and supercharged 1.4 litre petrol engine the hot hatch can reach 0-100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 262 km/h.”

    262 km/h? Is that a typo or are they serious?

    The old Polo Gti was an awesome car so I’m sure this new one will be even better. It looks fantastic as well.

  • Shak

    IMO both of these models look better than their Golf equivalents and are just more appealing to me. But then again people like what they want.

    • Jimmy

      Totally agree. Both the Golf and the Polo are great packages. Awesome engines, interiors, safety, the lot. But I just feel that the new Golf is as bland as it is great. Probably the best car you could buy with $30k, but gee it’s bland. The new little Polo on the other hand just looks so much more interesting. It’s got soul, something I think the new Golf is lacking. If I was in the market for the Golf, I’d seriously consider the Polo first.

  • http://Mini Ben Larden

    Polo GTI FTW!

Volkswagen Polo Specs

Car Details
Make
VOLKSWAGEN
Model
POLO
Year
1996
Body Type
5D HATCHBACK
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
ELECTRONIC F/INJ
Engine Size
1.6L
Cylinders
INLINE 4
Max. Torque
135Nm @  2800rpm
Max. Power
55kW @  5200rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
59.8W/kg
Bore & Stroke
76.5x86.9mm
Compression Ratio
9.8
Valve Gear
SINGLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
5 SP MANUAL
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.33
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
45
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
7.2L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
920
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1420mm
Length
3715mm
Width
1655mm
Ground Clearance
120mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:800  Unbrake:450
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.1
Front Rim Size
5.5Jx13
Rear Rim Size
5.5Jx13
Front Tyres
175/65 R13
Rear Tyres
175/65 R13
Wheel Base
2400
Front Track
1351
Rear Track
1384
Front Brakes
DISC
Rear Brakes
DRUM
Standard Features
Driver
Power Steering
Entertainment
Radio CD with 4 Speakers
Exterior
Power Mirrors
Interior
Cloth Trim, Power Windows Front
Safety
Dual Airbag Package
Security
Central Locking, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Comfort
Air Conditioning
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  60,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-I-12
Country of Origin
GERMANY