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The German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to develop an all-wheel drive version of the popular Polo model.

After pulling the wraps recently on the Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street, the small popular hatchback is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time in a new version which might receive the 4Motion all-wheel drive system. Rumors are saying that the company is considering an AWD variant of the Polo which might be launched soon in several markets. If it will arrive at dealers, the VW Polo AWD will probably use the PQ25 platform, the same one used on the Audi A1 quattro.

As a quick reminder, the VW Polo R WRC is coming with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo engine, the same one used on the Golf GTI, which is producing a total output of 217 HP (162 kW) and 258 lb-ft of torque (349 Nm). The unit is mated to a six-speed manual transmission with short-shift which is allowing the hot hatch to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 243 km/h (151 mph).

Source: Autocar