Volkswagen is allegedly planning to diversify the Polo lineup by adding plug-in hybrid and CNG versions.

Volkswagen is allegedly planning to diversify the Polo lineup by adding plug-in hybrid and CNG versions.

Recently facelifted, the German supermini will receive a plug-in hybrid system but it will be different compared to what the Golf GTE has, mostly because the Polo still rides on the old PQ25 platform whereas the Golf VII is built on the MQB architecture. Ekkehard Pott from Volkswagen's powertrain development team said "the technology will differ" and they "have to make vehicle-specific adaptation" since the cars don't share the same platform.

Volkswagen is also taking into consideration a compressed natural gas (CNG) version which would be derived from the Golf TGI BlueMotion exhibited at last year's Geneva Motor Show. That car had a 4-cylinder, 1.4-liter TSI engine compatible with both gasoline and CNG.

Both versions should be out sometime in 2015.

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