Volkswagen Polo (1999)

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VW Polo

The Mk III Polo 6N appeared in and was a completely new model/chassis. The 6K Polo Derby (Polo Classic)/ /Polo Wagon were on the same platform as the Ibiza Mk II essentially rebadged Ibiza’s, a year earlier. This actually used the floorpan of the VW III (a multitude of mechanical parts and all of the components were intechangeable the three models).

The Polo was as 3-door and 5-door hatchback and was aimed at addressing many of the model’s shortcomings, principally the of a 5-door version, and feeble Although the dashboard and a number of components, including engines, shared with the Ibiza, the two cars were different, no shared body panels.

A later, sedan (Polo and station wagon (Polo versions were also to the range these were engineered versions of the Ibiza-based Cordoba. They were to internally by VW as 6K, and shared body with the SEAT model than the hatchback models. The Caddy van shares the same and front end styling as these

A convertible version was not produced, a version with an electrically full length sunroof, the Polo Open Air, was

Initially the car was available with the cc (45 PS/33 kW) and 1272 cc (55 PS/40 kW) from the previous generation and a new 1598 cc unit. A new 1.4 L engine the 1.3 L in 1996. In 1997 the 1043 cc was replaced by an all-new aluminium multi-point injection 999 cc developing 50 PS (37 The Classic and Variant models a 75 PS (55 kW) or 100 PS (74 kW) 1.6 L and a 64 PS (47 kW) 1.9 L diesel.

For the first time, a engines (a 1.9 L engine) was available in a although only in the 6K models. Due to its engine bay, the standard 3 and 6N did not get a turbodiesel engine until the in 2000.

1999 Volkswagen Polo

In a special ‘Harlequin’ model was in 1995, with all panels random colours, it used the engine as the regular polo the colour of the panels was the difference. The car was a the wacky buyer who wanted to be but the car resulted in a sales flop and was in 1996.

Sporting variants not introduced initially, and a supercharged G40 of the Mk III was never made, but a GTI model in 1995 catered for the hot hatch With a limited production run of units, the 6N GTI was available only in Europe. Featuring a 1.6 16V 125 PS (92 kW) unit would later be found in the Mk model, the car came with 15 BBS and could sprint to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds.

The 16V, introduced to the GLX, was one of the most popular Mk III with modifiers, it used a 1.4 16V pushed to 100 PS (74 kW) as standard. This car was not a sporting model, and with a km/h time of 10.6 and a 190 km/h (118 mph) top it was not as fast as the sporting Ibiza (which used a 2.0 L 16V engine). The GTI was often seen as over for the performance it delivered.

The new model was better equipped ever before and a range of featured items such as coded bumpers, heated/electrically-adjustable four speaker stereo, filters, central locking, head restraints, split seats, fog lights, alloy air bags and so on. The car was available originally in trim levels ranging the L at the bottom level of the scale the CL and GL to the range topping GLX model.

The Harlequin was an unusual edition a multi-coloured body with panel in a different colour from red, yellow to green and blue. Nearly of this limited series produced. In 1994 the Polo SE or Equipment was launched.

Based on the 1.4 L it featured a number of from higher spec such as the GLX bumpers, Sport alloy wheels, tinted light clusters and clear The Mk III came to the end of its production run in 1999 another Polo Match.

The VW and SEAT Arosa were on a shortened version of the 6N platform, and many components.


The Mk IIIF was released in 2000, the hatchback models featuring styling including new headlights and and an all new interior based on that of the Although the car was similar in appearance to the Mk III bodyshell was fully galvanised and but not fully redesigned, although panels were changed), claimed that 70% of the components new. Power steering, brakes and twin airbags made standard.

The sedan and versions received the new interior, but not the exterior facelift. Also, the 1.4 TDI engine was introduced for the 3 and 5-door

Specification options ranged power steering, tinted split rear seats, windows and cup holders to ABS, air Xenon headlights and satellite Thirty-two models with engines ranging from the 1.4 to the 1.6 L 16V GTI made the choice of Polo the ever seen. The base was the Comfortline with the option of no than 5 engines ranging the 1.0 50 PS (37 kW) to the 1.9 TDI unit found across the VW producing 90 PS (66 kW).

The 1.0 L hatchback was cheap for the build quality and list when compared to cars. Then came the and Highline models. With options ranging from 60 PS (44 kW) to a 110 PS (81 kW) they offered a range of usually found on the more models but without the insurance or cost woes.

VW offered two sporting models, the 16V and The 16V came with the 1.4 16V 100 PS (74 kW) engine and had such as 15 Spa alloys and air conditioning. more interest was in the GTI.

only in hatchback form, the GTI was by a 1.6 16V 125 PS (92 kW) engine making it the most Polo to come out the factory to External changes gave the car the to match its power. Deeper bumpers with honeycomb inserts, side skirts, fog a honeycomb mesh grill and 15 BBS rims suited the car well.

were also extras as Climatronic fully automatic air Xenon headlights (with a washer system) and a 6 disc CD Leather and satellite navigation also optional extras. The Mk Polo GTI however missed the new gearbox that was introduced in the Lupo GTI.

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