VW has launched a completely redesigned generation of one of it’s best selling cars, the VW Polo, and it is available for the first time powered by natural gas. The launch affirms the declaration last last year by Dr. Jens Andersen, Group CEO for Natural Gas Mobility, who said NGV development stands alongside EV as ‘ecologically equivalent’ prime pillars of focus for the global auto manufacturer.
With more than 16 million sales since it was first conceived, the VW Polo is one of the world’s most successful compact cars. Launched by Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess at a media reception at the company’s Wolfsburg headquarters in Germany, the five-door hatchback has been made bigger than its predecessor in every dimension, at the same time incorporating driver assistance systems previously reserved for the Golf and Passat class.
The Polo comes in three standard Trendline, Comfortline and Highline trim lines and a special edition Polo Beats (with features including a 300-watt sound system). Prices for the Polo Trendline in Germany start from €12,975 (USD 14,475).
For the first time, the Polo will be available with a natural gas engine – the newly developed 1.0 TGI with an output of 66 kW / 90 PS1, for sale in selected markets.