Official: VW goes Polo crazy with new CrossPolo, BlueGT and BlueMotion models

Filed under: Budget, Geneva Motor Show, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Diesel

Volkswagen Polo Family

Volkswagen will introduce a hefty expansion to its Polo range at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, including the Polo BlueMotion, Blue GT and CrossPolo. We’ve got the details on each of those models ahead of next week’s debut.

For those not in the know, the Polo is VW’s sub-Golf offering and a well-regarded small car in European markets, thanks to its handsome looks and efficiency. The most frugal Polo has been the BlueMotion, which until now, has only been available with a diesel engine. While a 73-horsepower, 76-US-mile-per-gallon BlueMotion TDI will still be available, a new, gas-powered model is joining it. With 88 hp courtesy of a turbocharged three-cylinder, the Polo TSI BlueMotion should return a combined rating of over 57 US mpg – both ratings converted from the European cycle, of course.

The Polo BlueGT, meanwhile, offers a more exciting means of fuel-sipping. Its 1.4-liter engine has been boosted to 147 hp and fitted with active cylinder management. There’s no mention of just how much more fuel efficient the BlueGT is, although we expect a solid blend of fun and frugality.

In other Polo-related news, the 2014 CrossPolo will get some new aesthetic items, including a few new colors, while an R-Line pacakge will be available on the standard Polo body. Take a look below for the full press release from Volkswagen, and check back here next week when we see the Polo and all of its derivations in Geneva.

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