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VOLKSWAGEN Polo 3 Doors Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 9
First production year: 1975
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Hatchback
 

2014 - 2017

The fifth generation of the Volkswagen Polo was launched in 2009 and, five years later, it received a facelift to refresh its image on the market. The fifth generation of Polo was elected the “2010 Car of the Year” in Europe and that well-deserved award was an acknowledgment of over 14 million units sold worldwide by its all generations, since 1975. In 2014, the car was refreshed both in the ...

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diesel engines:

  VOLKSWAGEN Polo 3 Doors 1.4L TDI 5MT (75 HP)

  VOLKSWAGEN Polo 3 Doors 1.4L TDI BlueMotion 5MT (105 HP)

  VOLKSWAGEN Polo 3 Doors 1.4L TDI BlueMotion 5MT (75 HP)

  VOLKSWAGEN Polo 3 Doors 1.4L TDI BlueMotion 5MT (90 HP)

  VOLKSWAGEN Polo 3 Doors 1.4L TDI BlueMotion 7AT (90 HP)

2009 - 2014

The fifth generation of the Polo was released in 2009 at the Geneva Motor Show, and it was just one inch shorter than the second generation of the Volkswagen Golf. By the fifth Polo, Volkswagen already understood that it had to make it full-scale with all the body versions available when it introduces a new generation. Maybe it didn't have all the engines or transmissions, but at least i...

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2005 - 2008

In 2005, all the European carmakers had to switch to Euro 4 emission standards, and Volkswagen improved its entire lineup, including the three-door Polo. Slightly larger than the Golf's first generation, the three-door Polo was a solution for crowded cities. It relied on the PQ24 platform, which it shared with the Seat Ibiza and the Skoda Fabia, to name just a few. But it wasn't a c...

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2001 - 2005

In 2001, Volkswagen introduced the fourth generation of its small-sized contender, the Polo. And it wasn't that small anymore. The 2001 Polo was bigger than its predecessor. It was longer even than the first generation of its bigger sibling, the Volkswagen Golf. The increase in size and features made the little Polo a better alternative for other established compact-segment vehicles. Vol...

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1999 - 2001

The 1999 Polo is a refreshed version of the previous model launched in 1994 although the German manufacturer Volkswagen said that no less than 70 percent of this Polo is new. In fact, the Volkswagen Polo received a couple of new parts, such as the headlights and the bumpers, as well as some interior elements, most of them based on the Volkswagen Lupo. Meanwhile, Volkswagen modified the standard ...

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1994 - 1999

The Polo nameplate had been around ever since 1975 and was sold worldwide in a hatchback, sedan or estate version. The third generation Polo or the Mark III was unveiled to the public in 1994 and was a completely new model built on an all-new platform shared with the Seat Ibiza. Thew new platform used the previous generation’s floorpan and many other mechanical parts. While the then-new Po...

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1990 - 1994

Volkswagen introduced a facelift for the second generation of the Polo in 1990, and besides the three-door hatchback and the sedan, it offered a sportier-looking version named Polo Coupe. The Polo was already an old model. It was on the market since 1981, and the carmaker didn't show an actual intention to change it. Still, it had enough resources to make it a better car. Along the way, ...

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1981 - 1994

Just one month after the production of the Polo 1 ended, the Polo 2 was released to the public. It featured a new design, that combined the hatchback with a station wagon. But that wasn't all. The second generation was available in more body shapes such as the “squareback”, which combined a coupe with a station-wagon, a coupe with raked C-pillars, and a sedan with two doors named Derby. ...

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1975 - 1981

Four years after the Golf's first-generation launch, Volkswagen introduced a smaller sibling for it, the Polo. The badge engineering was uncommon in the '70s, but Volkswagen did it with the first Polo generation, a re-badged Audi 50. Unlike its sibling, which never got good sales numbers, the Golf's smaller brother was a winner since day one. Its simple appearance and small siz...

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