Only a couple of days ago Volkswagen took the covers off its new Polo GTI and now, just a couple of weeks away from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the covers have come off the new CrossPolo.
The vehicle is essentially the five-door Polo with a raised ride height and a rugged all-terrain look. In Europe, buyers will be able to chose from a total of three petrol and three common rail TDI turbo-diesel engines, three of which can be equipped with an optional seven-speed DSG dual clutch transmission. In South African however, the CrossPolo is expected to be offered with one engine only, that being the capable 1,6-litre TDI engine with 77 kW and 250 N.m of torque.
Key design elements include the unique bumpers, finished in an anthracite color and fitted with fog-lights and larger intakes. Moving to the sides, the CrossPolo also gets black wheelarch extensions, new side sills, and 17 inch alloy wheels.
The rugged theme continues inside the cabin, with two-tone fabrics including an anthracite color, a black webbed structure for some of the trim, perforated leather on the steering wheel, and a metal finish for the pedals.
Both the Polo GTI and CrossPolo will make their world debut in Geneva on March 2, expanding the Polo lineup to four models of: standard Polo, BlueMotion, GTI and CrossPolo. The BlueMotion Polo may not be headed for South Africa, but Polo GTI and CrossPolo should arrive later this year.