What was the original name of the Volkswagen Polo?
These two body styles were called the Wagon (in some markets) and Coupé, respectively, although in fact both were three-door hatchbacks, and in some markets the Wagon designation was not used, with that car being simply called the Volkswagen Polo without a suffix. The saloon version received the name Volkswagen Derby.
When did the Volkswagen Polo 5th generation come out?
Volkswagen launched the fifth generation Polo (internal designation Typ 6R) at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009. For the first time in Polo’s history, the car was declared European Car of the Year, for 2010. The Polo was also declared 2010 World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show in April 2010.
What kind of engine does a Volkswagen Polo have?
The Polo is a compact car, with a traditional transversely mounted engine and front-wheel drive. Mk1 Polos only came with four-cylinder petrol engines, but for the Mk2, a diesel engine was offered for the first time, although only in certain markets, others having to wait until the launch of the Mk3.
What cars are similar to the Volkswagen Polo Mk3?
The saloon and estate versions of the Polo Mk3 were actually rebadged SEAT Córdoba models and had no body panels in common with the Polo hatchback. The SEAT Inca and Volkswagen Caddy vans were also based on this model. The Volkswagen Lupo and SEAT Arosa were also based on a shortened version of the Polo Mk3 platform.
When did the VW Polo Playa come out in South Africa?
Polo Playa (1996–2003) The Volkswagen Polo Playa was a model for the South African market. It was sold instead of the European Polo Mark III from 1996 until 2002, and was effectively a rebadged SEAT Ibiza Mark II. In 2002, the Mark IV Polo was adopted in South Africa, and the separate Polo Playa model was dropped.
What kind of engine does a 2004 Volkswagen Polo have?
In 2004 Volkswagen Individual, a specialist division of Volkswagen, produced a limited number of ( Polo Mk4) Club Sports with a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine producing 132 kW (177 hp). Available only in Germany, this was based on the one make racing series Polo Cup Racer hatchback.