Volkswagen’s Polo subcompact is now the oldest model in the German brand name’s lineup, with the current, fifth-generation model having made its launching as far back as the 2009 Geneva auto show.
A follower remains in the works and has simply been spotted completely undisguised. This is the basic model however a stylish Polo GTI is also in the works.
2018 Volkswagen Polo Design
The style of the Polo isn’t altering much for the brand-new generation however there will be a difference when it concerns size. The wheelbase on the revamped Polo looks to have been stretched a little compared to the present model.
The increased size is partially due to that the redesigned Polo trips on the MQB platform found in the current Golf and a couple of other Volkswagen Group vehicles, albeit the tiniest version of the platform. The MQB is flexible enough to spawn whatever from this subcompact hatch right as much as the mid-size, three-row Atlas.
The new Polo’s larger chassis will allow it to offer more head and legroom within than the old model while bootspace must also be enhanced slightly over the outgoing car’s 280-litre load bay. A heavily updated infotainment system ought to also feature and feature a glossy touchscreen ranging from 9.2-inches on more economical models to 12.3-inches on top-spec cars. Gesture control functions might be borrowed from the most recent Golf, too.
2018 Volkswagen Polo Engine
In addition to a larger footprint, the new platform must enhance the new Polo with more fuel-efficient powertrains consisting of the possibility of hybrid and all-electric options later in the life cycle. The GTI will likely embrace the 1.8-liter inline-4 utilized for the fifth-gen model, though we’ve heard that a more effective 2.0-liter engine is likewise possible.
2018 Volkswagen Polo Release Date and Price
Try to find the official reveal quickly as production is due to begin in June. Sadly, we’re not expecting the car in the United States. Instead, VW’s smallest model here will be a brand-new SUV sized below the Tiguan, albeit not the upcoming T-Roc.
When it goes on sale in late 2017 or early 2018 expect entry-level versions to set you back around ₤ 12,000 while top-spec models might strike the ₤ 20,000 mark.