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Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI BlueMotion

Volkswagen

Review

In the month our Polo Blue-Motion returned, Volkswagen revealed details of the new Polo and its BlueMotion variant.

The new model, on sale from October, will offer better CO2 emissions (at 96g/km) and similar fuel economy (74mpg) even with a 1.6-litre TDI engine compared to the 1.4-litre TDI in our test model.

Our car still impressed, returning 65.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 99g/km.

But things will get even better when that model is superseded in spring next year by a ‘super’ BlueMotion with 85mpg and 87g/km of CO2.

Back to the present.

Grumbles are few – the driver’s seat is very firm and the engine is sluggish.

But drivers (and fleet managers) don’t choose a BlueMotion for style and comfort – they choose it for frugality and in this aspect it is hard to fault.

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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