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Future A1 and next-generation Polo to get AWD

By Yoann Besnard on 8 May 2008 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

Vw_crosspolo An Audi model isn’t a true Audi without an all-wheel drive and the future small A1 won’t avoid its fate. The Volkswagen Group is currently working on a four-wheel drive variant of the PQ25 platform shared Bentley
the future Audi A1 and VW Polo, and the new Seat Ibiza.

In an interview with Automotive News, Erich Schmitt, president of Seat, has revealed that "The new small-car platform architecture includes an all-wheel drive option. Seat won't offer AWD for its new Ibiza, but other group models could use it." The next-generation AWD Polo will be similar to the current CrossPolo.

Technical details remain secret. Will Volkswagen Group use the Quattro system or the Haldex system, unless it takes inspiration from the A1 MetroProject seen at the last Tokyo Motor Show. The concept-car that previewed the eagerly-awaited Audi A1 was powered by two engines, a 150bhp petrol engine at the front and a 41bhp electric engine at the back.


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