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Report: Volkswagen to attempt more R models

Volkswagen may be expanding their R-Line of cars, according to a new report from Australia’s Motoring.com. This doesn’t seem too outlandish considering the fact that performance line branding is an increasingly popular topic, especially among the premium brands. To follow in their footsteps, more mainstream automakers might be offering the same. Some examples include Toyota and […]

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Report: Volkswagen Polo R on the way, new Golf R in the works

Word on the street is that Volkswagen is finishing up its testing on the Polo R hot-hatchback and that the model could debut very soon. Power for the Volkswagen Polo R is expected to come from the Mk6 Golf’s 2.0 liter turbo engine making 225-hp. That will push the front-wheel-drive model from 0 to 60 […]

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Volkswagen Polo R Line package released in Europe

Volkswagen’s Polo Match model has been given a special treatment with the launch of the Polo R Line. On the interior is a set of ‘Kyalami’ trimmed sport seats, R Line headrests with an ‘R’ logo, aluminum-capped pedals, and an R Line badged steering wheel The headliner is covered in black cloth. The outside of […]

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Volkswagen Polo R Line makes us want the Polo in the U.S.

Volkswagen is making more choices available to its European consumers for its Polo supermini and Passat models. Two R-Line styling packages have been released for the Polo. The R-Line Exterior package for the Polo Comfortline and Highline versions gives the front grille a black gloss finish, new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a rear […]

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Report: Volkswagen Polo R likely, won’t happen until 2013

Earlier this year, Volkswagen said that it was unlikely to launch an R version of the Polo since it couldn’t make a business case for it and since it doesn’t want to jeopardize sales of the Golf R or Golf GTI. However, earlier this month, Volkswagen released the Volkswagen Polo R WRC – that’s right a […]

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Volkswagen unlikely to produce Volkswagen Polo R

Like the GTI version of the new Volkswagen Polo? Looking forward to a Volkswagen Polo R? Well, don’t. The German automaker is unlikely to launch an R version of the Polo, despite Audi having produced an all-wheel-drive version of its PQ25 platform for the new Audi A1 quattro. It has been long rumored that a […]

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Volkswagen working on new AWD platform for Audi S1, VW Polo R

Prior to the 2010 Paris Motor Show, we were led to believe that Audi would unveil the much-anticipated S1, the high-performance version of the Audi A1. However, in Paris, all we saw was an Audi A1 with a 1.4 TFSI unit that produces 185-hp. While the 1.4 TFSI powered Audi A1 is the range-topping variant […]

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Volkswagen won’t do Polo R to protect Audi S1, Jetta R on the way

Earlier this month it was reported that Volkswagen”s new R GmbH department is working on an R version of the new Polo. However, latest reports say that plans for the Volkswagen Polo R have been shelved to protect the upcoming Audi S1. Speaking at the launch of the new Polo GTI, Volkswagen’s technical chief, Dr. Ernst […]

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Volkswagen R GmbH working on 210-hp Polo R hatchback

Sources have revealed that Volkswagen’s new R GmbH department, which will be responsible for sporty exclusive models from V-dubs in the future, is working on an R version of the Polo hatchback for 2012. Insiders say that the Volkswagen Polo R is expected to be powered by a 1.6L turbocharged engine making around 210-hp. However, […]

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