The German car Volkswagen Derby was first presented in 1977. This first model was based on the first generation Polo hatchback. Almost from the first days of its existence, this model has been enjoyed by many customers, as it has a fairly spacious and roomy interior, the car has excellent handling, excellent road behavior and a reasonable price. Volkswagen produced this model in a coupe. Its main advantages were the dimensions that it possessed, the length of this car was 3919 millimeters, its width was 1560 millimeters, and the height was 1349 millimeters. But the ground clearance of the Volkswagen Derby was not large, only 94 millimeters. This car had quite a lot of popularity and good reviews, and almost all motorists wanted to buy it.
Volkswagen Derby had two gasoline four-cylinder engines. The first 1.3 liter engine, whose power is sixty horsepower. The maximum speed that he reached 154 kilometers per hour. From a standing position to hundreds of kilometers per hour, this car accelerated in almost thirteen seconds. The second engine had a volume of 1.1 liters with a capacity of 50 horsepower. Its maximum speed is 145 kilometers per hour. Acceleration from standstill to hundreds of kilometers per hour in almost fifteen seconds. And for European countries an engine was available, the volume of which is 0.9 liters, which is equal to 895 cubic centimeters and had a capacity of forty horsepower. The car was powered by a carburetor.
All versions of the Volkswagen Derby were equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox and were equipped with rear-wheel drive. This car has a fairly high corrosion resistance..
In 1979, Volkswagen Derby underwent a small upgrade from the exterior and interior. He made rectangular headlights, changed the grille and plastic bumpers. Also, manufacturers upgraded the interior, installed a new dashboard, and some details were borrowed from the Mk1 Golf model..
In 1981, Volkswagen began manufacturing second-generation cars, which three years after its launch became known as the Volkswagen Polo Classic. The cost of these models is quite low..
Since the end of 1994, Volkswagen began to produce a Derby car in Mexico, this car was imported there from Spain. In 2000, the windshield, dashboard, and side mirrors were changed. From 1998 to 2002, it was imported from Argentina as the “Derby Wolfsburg Edition”. This car was equipped with a 1.8 liter engine with 90 horsepower and a five-speed manual gearbox. Badges and headlights were later changed, and it was equipped with a two-liter engine with 115 horsepower. And in 2005, after demand for this car plummeted, Volkswagen in Mexico decided to stop its production.
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