Here's a VW Polo Designed to Kick Some Dirt

07/03/2024 - 16:17 | ,  ,  ,   | IAB Team

As Volkswagen Polo gears up to mark its 50th anniversary next year, the renowned car is set to redefine its versatility. Since its inception in 1975, the Polo has traversed through various iterations, morphing from a hatchback to a sedan, wagon, and even a crossover. However, as the countdown begins for its golden jubilee, Volkswagen's Brazilian division is steering towards its roots with a rugged reinterpretation - the Polo Robust.

Volkswagen Polo Robust Off Road

The Polo Robust embodies the spirit of resilience and adaptability. Designed and tested alongside farmers, this crossover-esque derivative promises to tackle rough terrains with ease, echoing the robustness demanded by its intended audience. Central to its capabilities is a raised suspension, offering superior ground clearance.

Yet, it's not just about conquering challenging landscapes. Understanding the practical needs of its users, Volkswagen Brazil has integrated thoughtful features into the Polo Robust. Vinyl seats, a staple of utilitarian vehicles, ensure effortless cleaning after a demanding day's work on the farm. Complementing this functionality are rubber floor mats, ensuring durability and resilience against mud, dirt, and whatever else the elements throw its way.

Volkswagen Polo Robust Mud Slush

But functionality isn't compromised for comfort. Despite its rugged exterior, the Polo Robust remains true to its heritage with a touch of refinement. Moreover, the inclusion of a trailer hitch hints at its utility beyond daily commutes, enabling owners to transport essentials with ease.

Under the hood lies a modest yet efficient 1.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine, delivering 84 horsepower and 101 Nm of torque. Paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, the Polo Robust promises a balanced blend of performance and fuel efficiency, ideally suited for both urban jaunts and rural escapades.


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