First petrol engine for “green” version of VW hatchback
Order books have opened for the first ever petrol version of the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion.
Powered by a 1.0-litre BlueMotion TSI engine, it is capable of 68.9mpg and produces C02 emissions of only 94 g/km.
It has a 0-62mph time of 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 119mph.
The new Polo is priced from just £14,730, with the first UK deliveries in March.
BlueMotion models are based on the S trim but add extra equipment with a styling pack which includes uniquely shaped front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, side skirts and rear roof spoiler.
It also has body coloured door handles and door mirrors, front fog lights and static cornering function, and BlueMotion badging.
Additional kit over that on the S trim includes 15-inch ‘Buenos Aires’ alloys with low rolling resistance tyres, aero body kit, multifunction leather steering wheel, alarm with remote central locking, air conditioning, a front centre armrest, Composition Media and infotainment system, cruise control and Volkswagen’s Driver Alert System.
This version of the Polo comes with a Think Blue, Trainer, which gives hint and tips on how to drive in a more economical fashion by analysing journey patterns.
All Polo models come with a colour touchscreen, SD card reader, DAB radio and USB and AUX-in connections.