Frankfurt: VW Bluemotion models
* Polo, Golf and Passat Bluemotions * On sale in early 2010 * CO2 emissions from 87g/km...
Volkswagen Polo, Golf and Passat Bluemotion. Three super-economical, low-emissions VW models
The Volkswagen Polo, Golf and Passat Bluemotion use the latest examples of VWs Bluemotion technology to give the lowest possible fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Each has a new common-rail diesel engine: a 1.2-litre in the Polo and a 1.6-litre in the Golf and Passat.
The Polo, Golf and Passat Bluemotion also have fuel-saving technologies, including an engine stop-start system, revised engine management software, regenerative braking and longer gear ratios.
What are they like?
All three have a sporty makeover to increase their appeal economical doesnt have to mean dull and boring. The Golf and Passat Bluemotion have the same bigger bumpers and side skirts as R Line models, and the Polo Bluemotion gets a new grille, special alloy wheels and a tailgate spoiler.
Its really all about economy, though, and Volkswagen claims that the Polo Bluemotion is the most economical five-seat car on sale in the world. Itll average 85.6mpg and emit just 87g/km of carbon dioxide.
The Golf isnt bad, either, promising 74.3mpg and 99g/km. The Passat Bluemotion, which will be offered in both saloon and estate form, will do 64.2mpg and 114g/km.
When are they on sale?
All three will arrive in the UK in early 2010. Prices and full specifications will be confirmed nearer their on-sale date.