2017 VW Polo teased ahead of its global debut on 16 June [Update]
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By pausing and playing today’s video release by Volkswagen for the Polo, we can uncover features such as a push button start, sunroof, colour coded interior trim, black contrast roof and black appliques on the B-Pillar. The all-new Polo premieres in Berlin day after tomorrow.
June 13, 2017 –
Update – Volkswagen has put out two additional teasers of the next-gen 2017 VW Polo ahead of its global debut in Berlin on June 16.
Indian car buyers are not going to be offered the Polo for the foreseeable future as VW India has to commit investment to upgrade its plant in Chakan to manufacture and localize the MQB platform before it can bring in the Polo or the T-Cross.
On the new Polo, Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design Volkswagen Brand said –
This Volkswagen can immediately be made out as the original of its class, but also as a completely new generation. A Polo with an expressive design which makes the compact sportier, cleaner and unique within the brand range. This is a car that fits in perfectly with our times – both visually and technologically.
June 6, 2017 –
Will debut and enter production this month.
The 2017 VW Polo, as per the official confirmation from Volkswagen, is scheduled to enter production and debut this month. Just weeks or possibly days ahead of the 2017 VW Polo’s debut, Volkswagen has released a teaser of the car’s silhouette.
Spy shots have already unveiled the all-new model unofficially. Featuring an evolutionary design, the VW Polo has grown in dimensions to offer more interior space.
Recent reports say that with the redesign, the European supermini now measures 4,053 mm (+81 mm) in length, 1,751 mm (+69 mm) in width and 1,446 mm (-97 mm) in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,564 mm (+2,470 mm). The longer wheelbase and increased width will help make more room for the rear-seat passengers. The interior should get a bump in quality and equipment, as well as the latest in tech from the Volkswagen Group, including the 12.3-inch Active Info Display (fully-digital instrument cluster).
The sixth generation VW Polo is the second model from the Volkswagen Group to utilise the MQB A0 platform after the fifth generation Seat Ibiza. It is expected to get the Volkswagen Group’s latest turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, including (95 PS/115 PS) 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder petrol, the (150 PS) 1.5-litre TSI Evo four-cylinder petrol and (80 PS/95 PS) 1.6-litre TDI four-cylinder diesel. Additionally, to keep the entry price lower, Volkswagen could offer the 75 PS 1.0-litre MPI naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine too. Next year, the range could expand with arrival of the GTI variant sporting a circa-200 PS 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
The 2017 VW Polo’s production will first start at the Volkswagen Navarra factory in Spain. The company’s South African plant could be up next, having already received the investment for the MQB tooling.