Advantages Styling, Eco-Friendly, Build quality, road tax & congestion charge excempt
Disadvantages Price, Interior trim,
Volkswagens outlook to saving the environment has been branded Bluemotion, an eco-friendly range of cars that have the best mpg (mile per gallon) than any other model in their range. VW's debut model for the Bluemotion was the Polo launched around November 2007. The car comes in 2 trims, Bluemotion1 and 2 and are available in either 3 or 5 door varients and only available in a manual transmission, to maximise mpg.Throughout 2008 and 2009 VW are launching their Bluemotion on two other models, the Passat and the Golf which should suit company car drivers for its mpg and low tax band while not compramising luxuary, space or practicality, prices have still to be aranged for these models.
Now as i've mentioned, the Polo Bluemotion comes in 2 varients, 1 & 2. Bluemotion1 is a more stripped down and basic car, the idea is to save weight hence the reason there is now spare wheel or airconditioning in this model, it comes with a tyre repair kit. If it was to compare to another polo in the range it would be between the polo E and polo S whereas the Bluemotion 2 has more toys such as remote central locking, Automatic dipping rear mirror, rain sensitive windscreen wipers, Climatic Air conditioning, front and rear electric windows and also a multifunctonal computer, making you more aware of how much diesel you are burning.The Technology...
what dont i like about the car? Well first of all I extremely hate the interior. It is a silver/blue seat covering and having a 2 year old child spells disaster for keeping clean. I also cant justify the price either. As the models are based around the 1.4tdi engine which in its-self delivers around 60 to the gallon and is only £35 per year for road tax. There also seems to be one massive of a premium between the models (around £1500). This is why I dont ever think i could justify owning one as diesel Polos are already arond that same premuim anyway, making it £3000 more than a petrol. Im no maths expert but that would take some amount of tanks of fuel to justify the massive premuim.
Unless you live in London or you are a fanatic about saving the planet and money is no object this probably wont ever find itself in your driveway. The 1.4 Match (replacing the S) tdi, is a lot cheaper and the running costs are close to the Bluemotion. The technology in bluemotion is marvelous but other models have not to be knocked and my hat comes off to them too for great technology and making and effort to save the planet. Such models are the Toyora Prius, Lexus, and Renault who all have a line up of eco-frindly cars.
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