The Volkswagen Polo is a car produced by vw polo 2001 manual pdf German manufacturer Volkswagen since 1975. It is sold in Europe and other markets worldwide in hatchback, sedan and estate variants. The Polo has been produced in five generations.
Related Volkswagen Group models include the Škoda Fabia, SEAT Ibiza and Audi A1. The Volkswagen Polo won the 2010 World Car of the Year. The sixth generation is opening for order in October 2017.
As of 2014, there have been five separate generations of the Polo, usually identified by a “Series” or “Mark” number. Some generations were facelifted midway through production, with the updated versions known unofficially by an addition of the letter F to the mark number, e.
Some press and enthusiasts consider the facelifts to be separate models and hence have used the unofficial designations Polo Mark 1 to Mark 7 for previous generations. Each model of Polo is also identified by a two or three character Volkswagen Group Typ number. Official VW Polo history describes Mark I to Mark IV using either Roman numerals or Arabic numerals, with facelifted variants known as “Phase II” models. The body style has been varied through the life of the car, originally as a hatchback which derived from the Audi 50.
A saloon version was marketed as the Volkswagen Derby. Volkswagen vehicles built off different platforms have carried the Polo name plate.
For example, the Volkswagen Polo Playa hatchback sold in Southern Africa in the late 1990s was a rebadged SEAT Ibiza which has a different body shell from the Mark III Polo sold in Europe at the same time. The current saloon is only available in China, Latin America and South Africa and other Southern Africa countries. Starting in 1982, Volkswagen sold the Polo in Japan initially through an agreement with Japanese dealership Yanase that specializes in European and North American vehicles. Of all Volkswagens imported into Japan, only the Polo and the Golf, until 1997, complied with Japanese Government dimension regulations until the introduction of the VW Up!
Volkswagen helped consolidate the preeminence the so-called hot hatch genre of high-performance hatchbacks with their Golf GTI in 1975, and has produced a number of performance versions of the Polo. The first of these was the Polo GT version of the Mark 1F. The Mark II and IIF were available as supercharged G40 models. The GT G40 with its 1.