Volkswagon launches all-new Polo Sedan
Dubai, October 23, 2012
Volkswagen Ali & Sons has launched the all-new Polo Sedan in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The first generation model is the perfect combination of German engineering, characterised by quality, comfort and reliability, a statement from the company said.
Ammar Al Johmani, brand manager, Volkswagen Ali & Sons, said: “Produced specifically for the region, the new Polo Sedan allows more customers a chance to experience German engineering at its finest, in a car that is spacious, sleek and comfortable – while remaining quite attainable.”
The Polo Sedan comes packed with top features and high-quality materials to complement its exterior style. A comprehensive chrome package adds to its sense of opulence. The new model also boasts more storage capabilities, compartments and features, the statement said.
The new model also scores high on safety with the ultra high-strength steel frame providing a tough and structured passenger cell plus airbags for both driver and front-passenger.
It runs on a 1.6 litre 105 PS engine and a 6 speed automatic transmission.
“The sedan joins a growing portfolio of models that satisfy our diverse demographic – one that has different needs and in turn expects different features from its cars. Volkswagen has long made a name for itself as ‘the people’s car’, and the new car propels this status even further," Johmani said.
The new model has an extended wheelbase which is 82mm longer than the European Polo hatchback. The Polo Sedan has been made for the region offering features such as more rear legroom that reflect the changing needs of the Middle East customer.
The car also includes climatic manual air conditioning as standard in the S and SE model specifications, with Climatronic air condition as an optional extra. The new model also includes a practical storage concept for everyday use including; compartments in the front for water holders, storage pockets on the rear of the front seats, glove box with flap and glasses compartment and a centre console with two cup holders.
The cockpit has a modern leather steering wheel, gear knob, handbrake lever and gear lever, a dashboard design with ergonomic control layout, as well as comprehensive functional equipment with electrically adjustable side mirrors, electric remote unlocking for the boot lid and central locking. The driver-orientated cockpit also includes a radio with CD/MP3 player as standard.
The passive safety in the Polo Sedan has been well optimised. It is equipped with front airbags for the driver and co-driver along with an ultra high strength steel frame.
The height adjustable 3 point safety front seat belt, 3 point safety belts for the rear outboard passengers and lap belt for the middle passenger make it an extremely safe travel, the statement said. Parking distance control is also optional as an added rear safety feature.
The Electronic Immobiliser is a standard feature in the new car. It is an anti-theft device which gets activated when the ignition key is removed and works in tandem with the engine control unit to prevent unauthorised starting of the engine.
The price of the new sedan starts at Dh58, 000 ($15,793). – TradeArabia News Service