What is it?
Economy is back in fashion. With fuel prices spiralling, we’re all becoming aware how much can be saved by taking a measured approach to everyday driving. Not that it’s much fun, mind you.But if Volkswagen has anything to do with it, we can achieve big cuts in consumption without dialling out too much of the fun. That’s the claim of the new Polo Blue Motion.Volkswagen is no stranger to the fuel miser ranks. Its advanced Lupo 3L – the aluminium and magnesium intensive 94mpg city runabout masterminded by former chairman Ferdinand Piech – proved just what is capable if a car maker is prepared to forgo profits for the honour of producing the world’s most economical production car.With 28,000 sales over six years, however, it was hardly a roaring success.The Polo Blue Motion sets out to achieve similar goals, but this time Volkswagen is determined to see that its most economical model pays for itself and becomes a proper part of its line-up. As a result, the developments brought to the new car are not quite as dramatic as those applied to the Lupo 3L. Still, they are highly effective.