Volkswagen has teased the new 2017 Polo hatchback on its YouTube channel, showcasing the design silhouette of the upcoming car. The sixth generation Volkswagen Polo will be unveiled later this month (June 2017) and will be introduced in global markets. The car manufacturer will start the production of the new Polo at its Navarra plant in Spain as well as the company's South African plant. The sixth generation Polo will be based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB A0 platform and will be the second model, after the fifth generation Seat Ibiz (sold globally), to use the platform.
The upcoming 2017 Volkswagen Polo will be powered by both petrol and diesel engines. It is expected to get a 1.0 litre TSI three-cylinder petrol that will produce power in different states – 93 hp and 113 hp. The second petrol unit will include a 1.5 litre TSI Evo four-cylinder with 148 hp. The diesel variants will get a 1.6 litre TDI four-cylinder unit that will deliver 78 hp and 93 hp of power. The company might also offer the Polo with a 1.0 litre MPI naturally aspirated, three-cylinder petrol engine with 73 hp of maximum power. Besides this, there is also a possibility of a more powerful Polo GTI version that will get its power from a 2.0 litre TDI turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which will generate 198 hp of power.
Watch the teaser video here:
Dimensionally, the 2017 Polo will be longer than the current generation model. It will measure 4,053 mm in length (increased by 81 mm), 1,751 mm in width (increased by 69 mm), 1,446 mm in height (reduced by 97 mm) and will have a wheelbase of 2,564 mm (increased by 2,470 mm). With an increased length and wheelbase, it makes the new Polo spacious as it will create ample legroom for the rear passengers. The four metre plus size could be a deterrent for an Indian launch as the car will not enjoy the excise benefits extended to sub-four metre cars. This would result in a significantly higher cost than the present Polo, hurting sales in turn.
Although the company has not disclosed the features list, we expect the cabin of the 2017 Volkswagen Polo to get new features in the form of 12.3-inch Active Info Display, a fully digital instrument cluster along improved plastic quality, additional safety equipment as well as other driving aids.