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October 15, 2004

BRAZIL: Volkswagen develops Polo tri-fuel model in Brazil

Volkswagen of Brazil has made a Polo Sedan equipped with a tri-fuel system engine that runs on petrol, alcohol, a blend of the two fuels or natural gas. The prototype of the model will be present next week during the São Paulo Auto Show.

By bcusack

Volkswagen of Brazil has made a Polo Sedan equipped with a tri-fuel system engine that runs on petrol, alcohol, a blend of the two fuels or natural gas. The prototype of the model will be present next week during the São Paulo Auto Show.

The Polo Sedan tri-fuel was developed by Volkswagen and Bosch and is equipped with a 1.6-litre eight-valve engine with a special management control unit.

The fuel the system unit adjusts the engine’s electronic mapping to control the volume of fuel needed, the air/fuel ratio mix and the injection timing. The vehicle has one tank for liquid fuels and another tank for natural gas. A button selects between the liquid fuels or natural gas.

With the prototype Volkswagen eyes the new tri-fuel segment that has until now been the preserve of GM in Brazil. In August GM introduced the Astra Sedan Multipower, also developed with Bosch.

Rogerio Louro

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