The sixth generation Volkswagen Polo has been showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show along with other model including the Polo GTI and the new T-Roc. Volkswagen Polo is a completely new car based on the MQB platform and claims to be more agile and has lost a lot of weight as compared to the previous Volkswagen Polo. The company has also showcased the Volkswagen I.D Crozz electric SUV concept.
The 2018 Volkswagen Polo is based on the company's MQB platform and is the longest ever Polo built ever. The hatch measures 4,053 mm in length, 1,751 mm in width and 1,446 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,564 mm. The carmaker has increased the dimensions of the new Polo than its predecessor model. It is now 81 mm longer, 63 mm wider, 7 mm taller, while the wheelbase is now 9 mm more than the outgoing model India. Volkswagen has also increased the boot space of the car by 71 litres to 351 litres.
The exteriors of the new polo gets a new aggressive design language with new LED headlamps, modified front and rear bumper. Overall the car sits lower than the previous generation Polo. The bumper also gets larger air-intake and elongated bonnet resemble to that on the new generation Tiguan SUV. Boot space has increased by up to 25% to 351L.
Powering the new 2018 Volkswagen Polo in European and other global markets is a naturally aspirated 1.0 litre three cylinder petrol engine that develops power in two states of tune, 65 hp and 75 hp and a 1.0 litre turbocharged three-cylinder unit that produces 95 hp and 115 hp of power. The car manufacturer has also equipped the car with a 1.6 litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that generates 81 hp or 96 hp of power, depending on the trim level.
Volkswagen Polo will get a wide range of transmission options including 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (DSG) gearbox. Both petrol and diesel engine will send power to the front wheels and will feature the stop/start function as well as regenerative braking that helps in improving overall fuel-efficiency. Globally, the new Volkswagen Polo will be available in six variants, namely; Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, a special Beats edition along with the R-line and the GTI version.
More advance features now comes as standard features on the 2018 Volkswagen Polo. It gets the Front Assist area monitoring system that includes City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring.
With the increase in overall dimension the 2018 Polo is now more spacious. The German giant claims that the legroom of the hatchback is up by 15mm and headroom by 30 mm at the rear. The Polo also features a new dashboard, a new steering wheel and analogue instruments as standard.
Volkswagen Polo gets optional features such as Active Info Display digital instruments that get many connectivity options such as a wireless smartphone charging pad and keyless access. The safety features includes the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as a standard for the first time. This system works when the car had a collision; the system avoids the second collisions or reduces their severity. The Polo also gets a speed limiter, a tyre pressure monitoring system, Hill Hold Assist and Driver Alert System to detect fatigue, which is standard on the Comfortline versions and above.
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