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Old 2nd March 2009, 17:50   #1
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seen here for the first time in a billboard advertising outside the Geneva auto show venue (which begins tomorrow) is the first picture of vw's all new polo hatch, a version of which will also make it in india by VW from their chakan plant.

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WoW looks like a bird which is just about to attack its prey!!
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I saw one VW small car doing rounds in Delhi yesterday near Karol Bagh! There was no attempt at all at hiding the identity of the vehicle (The badge was very prominent at the back). It could be somebody's personal vehicle for all we know but somehow it seems strange that somebody would import a small VW! For that cost probably a Passat could be bought instead! I have actually seen VW small car many times in Delhi now (earlier last year in Mayur Vihar area).

No chance to click any pics though. No access to any camera.
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Is it just me or does the side profile look like an Indica Silhouette

Tata Indica Silhouette Concept: 330 PS 3.5 liter V6

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polo is an excellent car and sells in considerable numbers in the EU - and yes its coming to India sometime in 2010. Prices are anyone's guess - but i am sure putting a premium pricing on this hatch will kill it. Look what skoda did with the Fabia.

Anyway I did manage to catch a test vehicle in Pune while on my way to Pune station - the car managed to make away through a traffic intersection before i could click it through my cam phone.

And yes its a excellant VFM car in EU. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
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Is it just me or does the side profile look like an Indica Silhouette

Tata Indica Silhouette Concept: 330 PS 3.5 liter V6

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You better run for cover!
Polo and indica haha!
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Side profile does look similar to Indica.
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Thats one hot looking hatch!!
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Looks more similar to the Punto than the Indica
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Looks excellent and it i am tempted by by the simple and classical lines of the polo.
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Looks great.

But for its success, they have to price it well (I doubt) with few good maintenance plans.
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Looks more similar to the Punto than the Indica
+1 to that. Looks more like a modified Punto.
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It looks great. Seen from autocar.uk, the engine options did not seem to enthuse me. It looks like a 1.6 ltr dsl would pump out around 70 odd horses. Not a great deal I should say.
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Excerpt from Times ofIndia, 5 Mar 2009


Get ready for the next generation of fuel efficient cars. A slew of green technologies that use less fuel and pollute lesser, along with
alternatives like electric vehicles, are on display at the Geneva Auto Show this year. What's more, many of these cars would be driving into India soon.

Take Volkwagen's latest Polo, a major launch for the European giant at the exhibition. One of the diesel variants, the Polo 1.6 TDI which generates 90 PS of power, is being touted as the world's most fuel efficient five-seater when combined with VW's cutting-edge 'BlueMotion package' that injects urea into the engine to significantly increase efficiency and lower emissions. VW says the car will have a phenomenal mileage of over 26km to a litre. The hatchback will be produced and sold in India from next year. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Volkswagen board, said BlueMotion technology will be offered for the Polo in India as well after it's tweaked for the country's driving conditions.

Another Polo version, powered by a new 1.2 TSI petrol engine, claims an average consumption of 18km to a litre while producing 105 PS of power -- that's 19% less consumption than its equivalent previous model.

VW is also showcasing at the show the Polo BlueMotion concept car, to be marketed in Europe next year, that takes fuel consumption to an even greater low -- over 30km to a litre of diesel! Among the car's green features would be a start-stop system and regenerative braking . Says VW development chief Ulrich Hackenberg, "The engine and other systems of the Polo BlueMotion are already operating with such promising performance that we are on course to meet our goal (of launching the car next year).

Though VW has emerged as one of the leaders in efficiency technology, other carmakers too have been intensively innovating. The Suzuki stall, for example, displays a concept Alto that too features the start-stop system. This technology enables the car to automatically switch off at intersections and come back on at the press of the accelerator, leading to considerable saving of fuel. With India at the centre of Suzuki's plans, it car is expected to enter the country after it's developed and comes into production.

Then there's Mercedes. The German carmaker has on display the new E 350, that's also planned to come to India. The has lower weight than other models in the E class, a more streamlined shape and an efficient energy management system to save fuel. It uses a 2.3 litre, 204 bhp Blue TEC diesel engine that claims a fantastic average of 18.8km per litre.

Our own Tata too has been working aggresively on cleaner technology. It's strategic acquisition of Norwegian company Miljo Grenland/Innovasjon, which specialises in developing solutions for electric vehicles, has resulted in the all-electric Indica on display in Geneva. Group chairman Ratan Tata said here that the Indica EV can travel a healthy 200km on a single charge and will be launched in September in Norway.

Tata becomes the second Indian carmaker after Reva to go electric. Mahindra & Mahindra too plans to offer a larger EV by 2010.

Tighter emission norms are forcing luxury brands too to go greener. A major trend amongst these top-of-the-line cars is the use of flex-fuel engines that can use ethanol-mixed oil as well as normal gasoline. The super luxury Bentley, for instance, is showcasing its new Continental Supersports and Continental GT Speed models that have flex fuel engines capable of using E85 bioethanol and/or gasoline. Bentleys are available on demand in India.
 
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