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Volkswagen Unveils the Polo 1.6 at KLIMS 2013

About 2 weeks ago, Volkswagen Malaysia officially launched the Polo Sedan 1.6.  This week at KLIMS 2013 (Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show), Volkswagen have yet again surprised us by unveiling the new Polo 1.6 Hatchback. The new Polo 1.6 hatchback will be also locally assembled being the third Volkswagen model that’s locally assembled alongside the new Polo Sedan and Passat.


 The Polo 1.6 Hatchback is identical to the current Polo TSi 1.2. The major differences is obviously the engine and the gearbox. The new Polo 1.6 is powered by the same engine as the Polo Sedan – the 1.6 litre MPI engine with 105PS at 5,250rpm and 153Nm at 3,800 rpm. Both the Polo 1.6 and the Polo Sedan also feature the same gearbox – a six speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic mode.


The Polo 1.6 does 0-100km/h in just 11.1 seconds, while the car is able to go up to 184km/h top speed. Fuel consumption is 6.3L/100km which is very fuel efficient compared to other car models at its range.

On the back of the car, the Polo 1.6 has the same ‘Volkswagen’ badge as the new Polo Sedan. On the wheels, Volkswagen have packed in a 15-inch ‘Riverside’ alloy rims with 185/60 R15 tyres.

The interior design is the same as the Polo Sedan. Polo 1.6 is also fitted with the same RCD 320 radio with USB, SD card, iPod, AUX-in, and Bluetooth capabilities with four speakers. The new hatch also fits with the Climatronic automatic air conditioning system. Likewise, everything else inside the car comes standard and seems identical to the Polo Sedan.

Pricing and launch details are not confirmed yet, but it’s definitely coming in 2014. Since the Polo Sedan is priced at RM85,888 , we are guessing that the Polo 1.6 might come in a slightly higher price at RM87k to RM89k.

We will keep you posted once we have the latest pricing and launch details. Stay Tuned!

2014 Volkswagen Polo Sedan Launched! RM85,888 (CKD)


Volkswagen Malaysia has officially launched the all-new Volkswagen Polo Sedan. The new Polo Sedan will be locally assembled, being the second model of Volkswagen that’s locally assembled since the Passat 1.8 TSi. The Polo Sedan will now be priced at RM85,888. A very attractive pricing and a massive price drop from it’s predecessor – The CBU version of Polo Sedan which was launched last year at RM99,888.


Under the hood, the 2014 Polo Sedan is packed with a 1.6-litre 16-Valve Multi Point Injection (MPI) engine. It is the same engine and performance as the previous model with 105PS at 5,250rpm and it’s torque is 153Nm at 3800rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic gearbox remains in place. The car goes 0-100km/h in 12.3 seconds. As for fuel efficiency, it is able to offer 6.5 litres per 100km, allowing drivers to go a distance of 15.4km per litre.

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Volkswagen Polo Sedan 2011

In most of Malaysian mindset, Volkswagen is a premium brand when it comes to car makers in Malaysia. Other than VW cars are imported, the main reason it’s the strong Euro exchange rate that make Volkswagen cars priced higher than others. Like any other car maker such as Toyota, General Motors. Volkswagen Group is trying to cover the automotive market from bottom to top. Volkswagen just revealed a four-door sedan Polo in Moscow, Russia.


From a glance, the VW Polo sedan, looks like Nissan Latio Sedan, Suzuki SX4 Sedan.  In fact, the car is categories as small compact car segment. The car is built in Volkswagen’s factory in Russia. The idea of the Volkswagen Polo Sedan is design specifically to target the Russian market with the consideration of it’s climate and road condition.


Volkswagen used a more robust paints and parts to stand more aggressive agents to hopefully better resists things like stone chip. The suspension of the Polo Sedan is also tuned to adapt to bad road in Russia. The New Volkswageon Polo Sedan will be offering a new 1.6-litre Otto engine which pumps out sufficiently 105hp for the small car. Paired with a 5 speed manual transmissions or an option of a 6-speed tiptronic. There will be 3 trim level to choose from, named as Trendly, Comfortline & the top of the range Highline. The Polo Sedan Highline will come with standard air-bags and ESP.

More information to come while we awaits Volkswagen to announce. No news on the VW Polo Sedan in other continents, but looking into the world’s market – Personally i think China is quite positive and maybe this would be the right car to collaborate with Proton?