Polo R set to come with a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine with around 210 bhp (156 kW). The model will not be an all-wheel drive like the Golf R due to the Polo's PQ25 platform which does not allow for it.

Well, now that VW has an R division its not likely they're going to leave it to just the Golf R and Scirocco R models.

According to Autocar, VW will be producing an R version of the Polo for 2012. It will be powered by a 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol/gasoline engine producing around 210 bhp (156 kW). Unlike the Golf R, though, it will not be an all-wheel drive since the Polo's current PQ25 platform does not allow for it.

At the Geneva auto show this past March, VW introduced the upcoming Polo GTI (pictured here) which features a twincharged 1.4 liter TSI engine with 180 PS (132 kW) and 249 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque coupled to VW Group's 7-speed DSG transmission.

The Polo GTI is slated to go on sale this summer in Europe with prices starting at around £18,000/€20,000.

Gallery: Volkswagen Polo R version due in 2012

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