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    Thread: Volkswagen Polo Named World Car of the Year 2010

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      04-02-2010 10:58 AM #1
      Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen of America, Inc. are proud to announce that the Polo has been honored as the 2010 World Car of the Year. With 59 of the top automotive journalists from around the globe judging, the Polo surpassed a total of 29 other nominees. Announced this morning at the New York International Auto Show in New York City's Jacob Javits Center, the annual World Car of the Year awards recognize the year's most outstanding vehicles based on merit, value, safety, environmental impact, significance, and emotional appeal...

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      04-02-2010 11:37 AM #2
      it would be nice that VW recognizes that North America is looking for smaller vehicles and Polo would be nice to fill that gap, and dump that City car

    3. 04-02-2010 12:01 PM #3
      The time has now come for VW to bring this car to America. With government passing new milage standards, concerns about global warming, and diesel making a come back, it only makes sense for VW. I know a lot of people would consider buying this car if it were available in the US. Its a shame that the World Car of the Year isn't available for the American consumer...

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      04-02-2010 01:28 PM #4
      World car of the year, not sold in North America.

      The Polo GTI gets me all excited inside. Not that I'm in any financial position to buy one if we did have it, it would still be nice. And I'm sure they would sell a bazillion of them if they did sell them here.

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      04-02-2010 01:51 PM #5
      They need to bring the Polo to NA. I know they are concerned about it affecting the GTI in sales, but with all the other small and economical vehicles doing well over here now because of the economy, it would make a lot of sense.

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      04-02-2010 04:09 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Lord_Verminaard »
      World car of the year, not sold in North America.


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      yeah seriously.. world car my ass

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      04-02-2010 05:47 PM #7
      Happy to hear the news..but not happy the car not in the US.
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      04-02-2010 09:04 PM #8
      Go Polo!


      Modified by Blue Golfer at 1:07 AM 4-3-2010

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      04-02-2010 09:05 PM #9
      Jacoby keeps talking about bringing it, when are we getting it?

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      04-02-2010 09:55 PM #10
      Well, the last generation of Polo was sold in Mexico, that is part of North America

      Congrats to VW, this car is really amazing.
      I hope to bring to Mexico.


      Quote, originally posted by Lord_Verminaard »
      World car of the year, not sold in North America.

      The Polo GTI gets me all excited inside. Not that I'm in any financial position to buy one if we did have it, it would still be nice. And I'm sure they would sell a bazillion of them if they did sell them here.

      Brendan


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      04-02-2010 10:22 PM #11
      Congrats - too bad it's not available in one of the world's markets, the United States
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      04-03-2010 10:38 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Yorch »
      Well, the last generation of Polo was sold in Mexico, that is part of North America

      Oops, sorry about that, I didn't know it was sold down there.

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    13. 04-03-2010 10:41 AM #13
      yeah, yeah, yeah...cut the crap and bring it to the US market...please the Polo GTI

    14. 04-03-2010 12:16 PM #14
      World car of the year ... not available in all parts of the world.

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      04-03-2010 01:52 PM #15
      World Car of the Year yet not available on 1 of 7 continents....

      And no, it wouldn't take away from Golf sales here. I'd buy a Polo GTI but I'm not buying a Golf GTI just because its my only option. I choose to buy NOTHING instead.


      Modified by Shawn O at 11:55 AM 4-3-2010


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      04-03-2010 10:11 PM #16
      Other cars coming here in less than 12 month...Mazda2, Ford Fiesta, Honda to be names, Nissan to be names, Chevrolet Spark and Aveo, Scion IO..... VW has the muscle and might to get Polo here ASAP !
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    17. 04-05-2010 12:02 PM #17
      Yea Right World Car? yah see, PArty Time in N.Y. yah! freakin Shizakoff's! again another slap in the face of the U.S. economy and they came across the pond to do it personally...thanxAlot!

      2016-35 mpg is gonna be Law for the small car n light truck market.. only a matter of time...
      heres one on me since 20% of the worlds products are bought by the U.S.A.

      dude, this prob. with mpg's was solved a long time ago withe the rabbit / jetta mk1 diesel.
      we the U.S. have been paying the Gas bill Long enough... not to mention the EV1 deal with GM and electric cars..beLIEve you me there all in this together with suppliers, oil co's and so much more.... its all bout the Dollar Kuz it all make sense... thats why i walk with my head Up, when i hear Wack Ryhmes i get Fed-Up. alot of games, alot of suckers with colorful names.. im so n so, im this im that...Huh! but there ALL jus wIk wIK WACK!


      Modified by Mobtown at 8:05 AM 4-5-2010


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      04-05-2010 12:21 PM #18
      "World Car" yet not available in North America

      Nice April Fools


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      04-05-2010 02:27 PM #19
      i was searching for some information on them bringing this car to the USA and i found this

      http://www.petitiononline.com/....html

      i signed it!

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      04-05-2010 02:46 PM #20
      dont know how legit that is, but i signed it. #859
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      If I thought like that I would have gotten out of mk1's back when they were still A1's
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      04-06-2010 12:37 PM #21
      Polo wins the World Car award ** in New York ** during the press preview, then is pulled from the show floor BEFORE the show opens to the public, as not to confuse people into thinking they can actually buy it here.

      Classic....................


    22. 04-06-2010 03:46 PM #22
      World Car...who cares...not sold in North America! Must be VW's way of thanking the Americans.

    23. 04-07-2010 07:37 PM #23
      World Car of the Year and we still dont have it in the USA.

      VW still has head up their ass.


    24. 04-08-2010 12:11 AM #24
      The Polo will come, wait till the sedan is released...

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      04-08-2010 12:30 AM #25
      I'm still hoping for a two-door hatchback.

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      04-11-2010 11:51 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by Eurofan4eva »
      The Polo will come, wait till the sedan is released...

      Yep. They're trying to not make the sedan look like an afterthought. Much like the sedan Yaris, Versa, and the upcoming Fiesta sedan they're brewing for the hatch/wagon-hating US market. They're just taking their sweet time. They have a lot on their plate right now, with the NCS and NMS coming soon too.


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      04-12-2010 12:54 AM #27
      Dunno how much truth there is to it, but according to one of the guys I talked to at the VW booth at the NY auto show, they're going to wait till the Fiesta and the Mazda2 come out. Then they'll release the Polo. Like I said, not sure how much truth there is to it, but I'm guessing we'll see it next year stateside.

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      04-12-2010 11:02 AM #28
      Quote, originally posted by Konst »
      Dunno how much truth there is to it, but according to one of the guys I talked to at the VW booth at the NY auto show, they're going to wait till the Fiesta and the Mazda2 come out. Then they'll release the Polo. Like I said, not sure how much truth there is to it, but I'm guessing we'll see it next year stateside.

      yeah, that way everyone will have already bought the fiesta and mazda2 and they can discontinue the polo after 2 years due to "poor sales"...

      more like poor planning...

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    29. 04-20-2010 09:37 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by jamie@vwvortex »
      Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen of America, Inc. are proud to announce that the Polo has been honored as the 2010 World Car of the Year.

      And they announced it at the New York Auto Show
      Unless VW plans to bring it to the North American market soon, this wins the dumbest marketing move in the World.

      My 1996 Polo 1.4 16V still rocks after 15 years. Wish I could drive it more..


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      04-21-2010 01:41 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by 17 »

      And they announced it at the New York Auto Show
      Unless VW plans to bring it to the North American market soon, this wins the dumbest marketing move in the World.

      My 1996 Polo 1.4 16V still rocks after 15 years. Wish I could drive it more..

      Well, they say it's coming. . . .


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      05-18-2010 12:03 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by mrjoshm View Post
      i was searching for some information on them bringing this car to the USA and i found this

      http://www.petitiononline.com/....html

      i signed it!

      Where is Jamie? He should see people posting here...

      Why not run same petition here on VWVortex? We did same thing for GTI 337 and VW heard us to the point that we saw this car here in US. It worked then maybe it will work this time too!

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      06-10-2011 10:50 AM #32
      even if they do bring the polo....who knows...i can see them changing $hit around like they did on the new jetta and passat...i doubt we would get the european version....i test drove the new jetta n hated it....so i ended up buying a golf (glad i did...the car rocks...i think its 2009 world car of the year)....if they had the polo GTI in america...it wouldnt even be a decision.....

    33. 08-14-2011 09:52 AM #33
      Go VW!
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      09-06-2011 08:51 PM #34
      So VW's world car of the year is only available in select markets. That sounds about right.

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      11-16-2011 11:42 PM #35
      I so wish they would bring this car to the US. I'm so sick of Jetta and Passat/cc commercials there's clearly no love for the Golf over here, or else they think that the boring sedans will be more popular...such a shame.

      I'd have to move to England to be able to get the car I want...that's just sad!
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