In a surprising change of product planning it seems that Volkswagen has decided to make the 2010 Volkswagen Polo (fingers crossed that it makes it here on time) the largest car they have ever built. It's over one story high and appears to be nearly 40 feet long according to the image displayed outside the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland which I have to assume is actual size. In reality it has grown slightly as reports indicate it is about an inch longer, is better appointed and seems to be up to the quality of the bigger cars in the lineup.
As far as power is concerned the 2010 Volkswagen Polo will be motivated by a 1.6 liter TDI diesel 4 cylinder or a 1.2 liter petrol engine in Europe. In the U.S. the petrol engine will likely be replaced by a gasoline engine as we doubt you will find any petrol stations here in the colonies but assuming the TDI meets emissions regulations it may make it over as well. This little beast will be the most fuel efficient Volkswagen on our shores in quite a number of years and assuming the diesel makes it here we will be treated to really outstanding mileage from what will be the crown jewel of the Blue diesel program in America.
We should have quite a bit more detail on it tomorrow as the show is getting ready to start in a few hours and we will bring it to you as soon as we get our sweaty little hands on it.
[Update: Official photos have been released]
2009 Volkswagen PoloEnlarge Photo
Of course those of you in need of a car right now probably don't care much about a car that's over a year away from showrooms so we do have a consolation prize, the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta and 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit are both very good cars that will pull about 30 miles per gallon on petrol or gasoline and in the Jetta TDI you can move that number up to the high 40's. To learn more about them jump over to thecarconnection.com and check out the reviews, specs, and pricing before you head out to the dealer.