The new Volkswagen Polo V sedan has been revealed in Russia. This specific model will be built at the company's plant in Kaluga, about 160 km (99 miles) outside of Moscow. It will go public at the 2010 Moscow Motor Show in August.
The sedan is larger compared to its hatchback sibling. It is 4.38 meters (172 inches) long, 1.7m (66.9 inches) wide, 1.46m (57.5 inches) high with a wheelbase of 2.55m (100 inches). As a result, seating and storage space is increased. Even the ground clearance is up by 15mm (0.59 inches).
The Russian market will get only one engine, the 1.6-litre making 77 kW (104 bhp / 105 PS), mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed Tiptronic. Buyers will experience standard features such as a height-adjustable driver's seat, an onboard computer, immobiliser and power windows. An immobiliser and two airbags are included in the price.
VW is selling the Polo sedan to Russian customers at a price of 399,000 Roubles (US$12,800 / €10,400). Markets that sold the previous-generation booted Polo include South Africa and Brazil.