The 2017 Polo will be based on Volkswagen’s modular transverse matrix platform or the MQB platform, which we’ve seen on a number of the Volkswagen group cars, and we shouldn’t really mind because this platform allows Volkswagen to save a huge amount on assembly which in turn helps maintain the price point.
The new Polo is the largest Polo yet, a lot like its elder sibling the Golf, with the wheelbase growing by a whole 94 mm from the outgoing model. Larger footprint improved stability. Good. Even the boot has grown by 25% to 351 litres.
The new Polo gets a whole list of features from the Golf including park assist, Blind Spot Detection, ACC and LED headlights.
Internationally, the new Polo will be the first one with digital instruments and second generation Active info display. Although it's likely they might scrap the feature for the Indian model to maintain the price point.
The new Polo will be offered in fourteen shades, and will additionally get 13 dash pad colour options.
The new polo gets a few touch ups on the outside, including a more aggressive looking front end and will be available in three variants Trendline, Comfortline, Highline aside of course from the GTI.