2012 VW Polo Sedan Spied - Headed for U.S.

2012 VW Polo Sedan spy photo
2012 VW Polo Sedan spy photo / Copyright: CarPix

Spy photographs of the next-generation Volkswagen Polo sedan have surfaced some months after the 5 and 3-door versions were unveiled. Segment rivals include the Toyota Yaris sedan, the Chevrolet Aveo sedan and the Fiat Linea to a lesser extent.

Speculation is that production will take place in South Africa for Africa, ASEAN region and Western Europe, China for the Chinese market, Russia for Russia, Brazil for South America and Mexico for the North America region. VW wants to take full advantage of the downsizing trend by offering all three versions to US buyers while giving a viable alternative to the US-bound Ford Fiesta hatch range and its upcoming sedan model.

Powertrains will likely reflect those of the hatch, including a 1.2 TSI, a 1.6 TDI and the 7-speed DSG transmission. The 110kW (150hp) GTI was only offered as a hatchback so that should not change. Hopefully, VW will include the recently launched Polo BlueMotion with it's staggering 71.3 mpg rating. Such fuel economy could help some Americans consider diesel powerplants as a viable option.


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Miller4665 Miller4665
cool site
Feb 20th, 2010 6:41pm
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
I believe that VW _has_ confirmed some form of the Polo is coming to the US market--and the four-door saloon is definitely one of them. If VW can make the 1.6 TDI engine meet EPA Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standard without needing a urea injection system, we may be talking the first US-market VW model to reach the high 40's in terms of US miles per gallon in daily driving with the 7-speed DSG gearbox per EPA 2008 fuel economy test results.
Nov 14th, 2009 11:00pm
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politz politz
the current polo sedan is SO boring... guess this next version won't be too far off... for whatever reason, vw doesn't seem to be very good on attaching trunks to their cool hatches. guess their only hot sedan EVER is the pasat cc... oh, but wait, they say it is not a sedan...
Nov 11th, 2009 11:39pm
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James2911 James2911
The Jetta's not too bad either.
Nov 12th, 2009 5:03pm
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
Hmmmm shall be interesting, has there been a Polo sedan before??
Nov 11th, 2009 2:26pm
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maloparac maloparac
Yes since 1977...
Nov 11th, 2009 8:18pm
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
Ok thankyou, We havnt had one in the parts of the world i have been living in. SO this is a new concept to me...
Nov 12th, 2009 6:16am
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maloparac maloparac
Sedan Polo is not best selling VW model, I dont know were are U from but even it is rear for Europe (named Derby later Classic). It wasnt made in second generation of Polo. Major markets are Africa Asia and South America.
Nov 18th, 2009 5:55pm
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MarkoKraljevic MarkoKraljevic
It's Polo Classic in Europe. Got one parked downstairs, 1.6 petrol 16valve 100bhp from 1998.
Oct 14th, 2011 8:13pm
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maloparac maloparac
a polo derby si zaboravio da spomenes?
Jan 8th, 2012 2:47pm
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