2018 Volkswagen Polo interior spied, India launch expected next year

The company has already started production of the next-gen Polo and a production version has been spied at Volkswagen's Anchieta plant in Brazil

By: | Updated: August 18, 2017 11:47 AM

Volkswagen revealed the next generation Polo in June 2017 and the car will make its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The company has already started production of the next-gen Polo and a production version has been spied at Volkswagen's Anchieta plant in Brazil by Motor1.com.br. The new images suggest that the spotted variant was a lower trim and had features such as a dual-tone dashboard and a three-spoke steering wheel with steering mounted control. Also, it gets touch-screen infotainment system, fabric seat cover and a manual air conditioner. The 2018 Polo is based on the A0 version of the MQB platform and will feature LED headlamps with LED DRL's, a panoramic sunroof, roof spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels. In terms of safety, the next generation Polo will get Adaptive cruise control, front assist area monitoring system with city emergency braking and blind spot detection. It is expected that the India-bound 2018 Polo will get ABS with EBD and dual airbags as standard.

Under the hood, the 2018 Polo will internationally get four petrol engines and one diesel unit, a 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine available in two states of tune, 64 hp and 73 hp, while the another one is a 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder petrol engine that also generates two states of tunes, 93 hp and 113 hp. Another petrol unit is a 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder unit that makes 148 hp. The diesel engine option will be a 1.6 litre TDI four-cylinder unit that will deliver 78 hp and 93 hp of power. The next generation Polo GTI is expected to get a 2.0-litre TSI motor as well that churns out 197 hp of power. The engine will be mated to a five or six-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. It will also sport start/ stop function as well as brake energy regeneration.

Volkswagen will reveal the next generation Polo in 2017 September, however, the India launch is expected to be by the middle or later part of next year. In India, the new Polo is expected to get only two petrol and one diesel engines. More details will become clear as the launch gets closer.

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