Basically, a good idea. An established car producer offers, without large technical cuts, a successor for its smallest car range that offers significantly more interior space (Lupo). Although its price ranges clearly below that of the Polo (at least comparing basic equipment), the technical features seem to be identical.
How VW manages this? A large part of the price difference is due to the lower wages in the VW-do-Brasil factory, situated 400 kilometer south of Sao Paulo. Disadvantages? Not at first sight. Maybe the quality of the interior is somewhat inferior? And the body produces more noises? To keep the seperation in place, the Fox is just offerred with two doors.
Digging a bit deeper into the matter, the question about the price pops up again. Its basic equipment does not include ESP and just two airbags. The driving dynamic is poorer as compared to the Polo. Additionally, the resale value drops faster than that of the Polo. 07/09