The Truth About Cars » Polo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:38:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volkswagen Builds Race Golf for Touring Car Customer Teams http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/volkswagen-builds-race-golf-touring-car-customer-teams/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/volkswagen-builds-race-golf-touring-car-customer-teams/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1112929 Chances are you probably won’t see this Golf in the Volkswagen showroom anytime soon. Volkswagen Motorsport rolled out its race-tuned Golf on Thursday, built to compete in the Touringcar Racer International Series. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four, which has been tuned to 330 horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque, is mated to a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission […]

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Chances are you probably won’t see this Golf in the Volkswagen showroom anytime soon. Volkswagen Motorsport rolled out its race-tuned Golf on Thursday, built to compete in the Touringcar Racer International Series. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four, which has been tuned to 330 horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque, is mated to a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission […]

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Inside The Industry: TTAC Finds The Missing Etymology Of Passat, Golf, Scirocco, Polo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/inside-the-industry-ttac-finds-the-missing-etymology-of-passat-golf-scirocco-polo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/inside-the-industry-ttac-finds-the-missing-etymology-of-passat-golf-scirocco-polo/#comments Fri, 24 May 2013 11:01:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489412 Where did the names of Volkswagen’s Passat, Golf, Scirocco, Polo come from? What is their meaning? For four decades, it was shrouded in mystery. Forty years later, a famous former Volkswagen CEO, Dr. Carl Hahn, and his illustrious former sales chief, “WP” Schmidt, help TTAC get to the bottom of an unsolved question, Some of […]

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Where did the names of Volkswagen’s Passat, Golf, Scirocco, Polo come from? What is their meaning? For four decades, it was shrouded in mystery. Forty years later, a famous former Volkswagen CEO, Dr. Carl Hahn, and his illustrious former sales chief, “WP” Schmidt, help TTAC get to the bottom of an unsolved question, Some of […]

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Let’s Get Small: Volkswagen Plans Midget SUVs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/lets-get-small-volkswagen-plans-midget-suvs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/lets-get-small-volkswagen-plans-midget-suvs/#comments Mon, 07 May 2012 10:39:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443189 At the Beijing Auto Show, Volkswagen dropped jaws with a W12 motorized monstrosity of a Bentley SUV and a 600hp off-roadable Lamborghini. While these super SUVs are good for headlines, much slighter specimens will produce volume. Volkswagen plans SUVlets based on the Polo, and is working on pocket SUVs based on VW’s midgetmobile, the Up! […]

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At the Beijing Auto Show, Volkswagen dropped jaws with a W12 motorized monstrosity of a Bentley SUV and a 600hp off-roadable Lamborghini. While these super SUVs are good for headlines, much slighter specimens will produce volume. Volkswagen plans SUVlets based on the Polo, and is working on pocket SUVs based on VW’s midgetmobile, the Up! […]

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Review: 2011 VW Polo 1.2 TSI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/review-2011-vw-polo-1-2-tsi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/review-2011-vw-polo-1-2-tsi/#comments Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:30:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358831 Polo players don’t drive German superminis, in the same way Dustin Hoffman never pulled over near a Hollywood studio in a Chevy Celebrity. So, who does drive a Polo? The same people who drive a Golf – only ten years younger, with a bank account ten grand shorter. And until last year, these people have […]

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Polo players don’t drive German superminis, in the same way Dustin Hoffman never pulled over near a Hollywood studio in a Chevy Celebrity. So, who does drive a Polo? The same people who drive a Golf – only ten years younger, with a bank account ten grand shorter. And until last year, these people have […]

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Volkswagen Releases Russian Polor Bear Into The Wild http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/volkswagen-releases-russian-polor-bear-into-the-wild/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/volkswagen-releases-russian-polor-bear-into-the-wild/#comments Thu, 03 Jun 2010 11:17:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357949 Designing a product for local tastes is a tricky affair. Just getting the name right is a hassle. Everyone remember the Toyota MR2? Not the French. They remember the Toyota MR. Why? Because “MR2″ in French would have sounded like “Em-Ar-Deux” (“Deux” being French for “two”). And “Em-Ar-Deux” sounded very close to “merde” which is […]

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Designing a product for local tastes is a tricky affair. Just getting the name right is a hassle. Everyone remember the Toyota MR2? Not the French. They remember the Toyota MR. Why? Because “MR2″ in French would have sounded like “Em-Ar-Deux” (“Deux” being French for “two”). And “Em-Ar-Deux” sounded very close to “merde” which is […]

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Announcing The Double-Blown Hot Hatch Polo GTI You Can’t Buy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/announcing-the-double-blown-hot-hatch-polo-gti-you-can%e2%80%99t-buy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/announcing-the-double-blown-hot-hatch-polo-gti-you-can%e2%80%99t-buy/#comments Mon, 10 May 2010 09:01:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355980 The long awaited Polo GTI is not long awaited anymore. Except if you live in the U.S.A. Then you can wait until the proverbial cows come home. Or until someone at VeeDub has an epiphany and sends the thing stateside. (I still remember how long it took them to introduce the original Golf GTI to […]

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The long awaited Polo GTI is not long awaited anymore. Except if you live in the U.S.A. Then you can wait until the proverbial cows come home. Or until someone at VeeDub has an epiphany and sends the thing stateside. (I still remember how long it took them to introduce the original Golf GTI to […]

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Pick Your Polo Poison http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/pick-your-polo-poison/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/pick-your-polo-poison/#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:18:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346072 Before you choose, remember, this Polo GTI won’t be coming to the United States when the nameplate arrives sometime next year. In fact, no three-door hatch is planned for America at all, since VW has decided to go the Echo route and only sell sedan-bodied Polos stateside. Well, with one exception… A “Polo Plus” for […]

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Before you choose, remember, this Polo GTI won’t be coming to the United States when the nameplate arrives sometime next year. In fact, no three-door hatch is planned for America at all, since VW has decided to go the Echo route and only sell sedan-bodied Polos stateside. Well, with one exception… A “Polo Plus” for […]

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