The new 2011 VW CrossPolo goes on sale in Germany at the end of May. It would first have been shown at the Geneva Motor show almost three months before.

Although presales have started in Germany, Volkswagen will only publically unveil the new CrossPolo model at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the Polo five-door hatch range, the CrossPolo name seems to have gained a good following from the previous-generation model.

The new car stands even taller than before and features a number of pieces designed to give it a rugged look. The contrasting anthracite-coloured front bumper with integrated fog lights, the large air intake in the middle, an upper chrome grille, black skirts and plastic casings are some of the items. A five-spoke design is specified for the 17-inch wheels which wear 214/40 tyres. Customers will be able to choose from six exterior paint colours which probably all look lovely in combination with the silver side mirrors and silver anodized roof railing.

The interior is to be sold in four different fabric trim choices and a list of goodies to please both girls and guys. Included in that are things like leather-covered steering wheel, aluminium pedals, electric windows all round and lit makeup mirrors in the sun visors.

Volkswagen will supply the CrossPolo with a total of six engine derivatives including a 1.2 TSI with 77kW (105hp) and a 1.4-litre making 63kW (85hp). Diesel fans will get to enjoy the 1.6 TDI in several power configurations such as 66kW (90hp) and 77kW (105hp). The former can also be had with a DSG transmission.

Sales start at the end of May in Germany. Thereafter the rest of Europe will get it, followed by countries like Japan and South Africa.

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