VW Polo Sedan Debuts in Moscow

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The Moscow International Motor Show being held these days in the Russian capital was the venue of choice for German manufacturer Volkswagen to pull the wraps off its new Polo sedan (Saloon in the VW language).

The model will get its own dedicated assembly line at Volkswagen's plant in Kaluga and will be built to meet the demands of both Russian drivers and roads.

The Polo Saloon will come equipped with only one engine for now, the new 1.6l Otto powerplant good for 105 PS. The unit will offer the choice of either a 5 speed manual transmission or a 6 speed automatic with Tiptronic.

The Germans will be offering as standard equipment for the model (the entry level Trendline) two airbags, head rests and three-point seat belts for all five passengers. The Comfortline will get ABS, while the Highline will built on the lower trims and add side air-bags and ESP.

"The new Polo Saloon does not only fulfil the highest standards of modern automotive engineering. The efficient technologies, outstanding active and passive safety and the traditional high quality of workmanship and materials are groundbreaking for this class,” said Ulrich Hackenberg, VW member of the board for development.

“In conjunction with the timeless design, a level has been reached that is unprecedented in this segment and this market."

There are no specific price lists available yet, but Volkswagen says, through the voice of the VW head in Russia, Frank Wittemann, it will retail the Polo Saloon “from just a bit over 10,000 euros and up."
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