Volkswagen today unveiled its new sub-compact Polo sedan in Moscow for the Russian market. Expect the Polo sedan to make its way to North America by next year as part of VW’s drive to expand its sales in the U.S. and Canada to 800,000 units a year by 2018.
To keep cost down, the 2011 Volkswagen Polo is powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline inline four-cylinder engine that produces about 105 horsepower. That is enough power to get the Russians around town and to the Siberia. Customers will have a choice of five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.
It is likely that the North American 2011 Volkswagen will get both of the 1.2-liter turbocharged, direct injected TSI four-cylinder engine and the 1.6-liter engine. Why? Simply, because Americans like choices.