VW Polo to Reportedly Get 1.0-liter Engine from Up!
The report simply says the Polo will now get three-cylinder TSI engines from the Up! with outputs ranging from 60 to 90 PS.
The story is actually a bit of a head-scratcher, because the 60 PS and 75 PS versions of the 1-liter three-cylinder engines that go into the Up! are naturally aspirated, not TSI. Another problem is that the Polo already has a three-cylinder engine. The basic 1.2-liter is actually a three-banger. It’s called the 1.2 R3 12v FSI, produces either 60 or 75 PS and actually has more torque than the engines in the Up!. Besides that, the 1.2 TSI (this one is a 4-cylinder) on a Polo already has exactly 90 PS and is crucial to VW since it's also offered on basic Golfs, so it's unlikely to be replaced.
But it does make sense that Polos would start offering 1-liter engines that go below 100 grams of CO2. Then again, these three-cylinder engines are usually Skoda's responsibility, so the Fabia should get them first.
Our German source suggests the Polo facelift will be minor, only targeting the fog lights and the dash. We think the supermini could also benefit from start/stop technology, but there’s no mention of that.