After VW South Africa successfully launched the new Polo earlier in 2010, we get the second model of the Polo series launched locally. With its refreshingly cheeky design, unique choice of colours and features and a higher ride height (15 millimetre gain), the CrossPolo is something different.
The new CrossPolo has an ample array of standard equipment. In the interior, specific standard features include height-adjustable sport seats, an asymmetrically split rear bench and backrest, pockets on the backs of the front seats leather-trimmed steering wheel and a centre armrest in front with a storage compartment. Also standard: electric adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric window lifts all around, illuminated make-up mirrors in the sun visors, multi-function display (MFA) and central locking with RF remote control.
Throughout the cockpit materials are friendly to the touch; the steering wheel has a fine perforated leather cover with spokes that are produced from a brushed chrome application.
The seams of the steering wheel cover and the leather-trimmed parking brake handle are given the colour of the interior trim. The CrossPolo's high level of quality is highlighted by the instrument panel, finished in "Slush" technology - a soft surface texture that is lovely to the touch.
The rear seats can be folded with a standard 60:40 split. When they are completely folded, the car's cargo capacity increases from 280 to 952 litres. Four tie-down eyes simplify secure fastening of the cargo to be transported, while two hooks in the side trim panels http://www.phpaide.com/?langue=fr&id=16 keep bags from tipping over.
Up to four different colour trims are available, depending on the exterior colour. While the outer areas of the seats are always in anthracite, customers can choose from the colours such as Hot Orange, Orange, Latte Macchiato and Grey for the inner seat panels and middle sections of the door trim panels. On-seat contact surfaces for the back and legs all have a black webbed structure, making them more durable.
The 1.6 four-cylinder, 16-valve engine petrol engine reaches its peak power at 5 250 rpm and its maximum torque of 155 Newton-meter is available at 3 500 rpm. It has frugal fuel consumption average of 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres and its CO2 value is 157 g/km.
The 1.6 common rail direct-injection turbodiesel (TDI) engine with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) has 250 Newton-meters of torque which is available between 1 500 to 2 500 rpm. Its average combined fuel consumption is 4.3 litres diesel per 100 kilometres and has CO2 value of 113 g/km. The CrossPolo TDI engine complies with the Euro-5 emissions standard.
VW South Africa's manufacturing plant in Uitenhage is the sole producer of the new CrossPolo for right-hand and left-hand drive global markets. About 12 000 CrossPolos will be produced at the plant in 2010.
* Park distance control
* Cruise control
* ESP (standard on TDI)
* Curtain airbags
* Removable tow bar
Prices for the Petrol Range
1.6 77kW CrossPolo Comfortline, from R198 500
Price for the Diesel Range
1.6 77kW CR TDI CrossPolo Comfortline, from R224 500
Service and warranty is included:
3 year/120 000km and 12 year anti-corrosion warranties.
A 5 year/60 000km Volkswagen Automotion Maintenance Plan as well as a 5 year/ 60 000 km Service Plan are available as options.