VW will bring the hot VW Polo R to the Geneva Motor Show. Great news!
VW had previewed the car with the Polo R WRC Street concept at this year’s Wörthersee Tour in Austria back in May, confirming the launch of a production model in late 2013.
Now, the automaker’s R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg has told Autocar magazine that the Polo R will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 2013.
Hackenberg added that while the ‘R’ wasn’t in VW’s original plans, the company decided to build it to support and promote the Polo’s entry in the World Rally Championship starting in 2013.
The Polo R will be powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine found in the outgoing Golf GTI Mk6 (among other cars, that is), rated in this application at 217-horsepower (220PS), or 10-horsepower more than the compact hatch.