In global markets, the 2017 Volkswagen Polo will be offered with multiple petrol and diesel engines.
With new and contemporary styling, the new Volkswagen Polo 2017 will look edgier and sportier than the current model.
New-generation Volkswagen Polo might make its world debut at the 89th Geneva Motor Show, which will held from 9th to 19th March 2017. In India, the new Volkswagen Polo 2017 will mark its presence sometime next year. While the global-spec model of the new Polo utilizes VW’s new MQB A0 modular platform, there is no clarity on the platform to be used for the India-bound version. The MQB is the smallest platform that will make the hatchback’s new model (global) 70kgs lighter and stiffer than the current one. It will also aid to the overall performance and fuel efficiency of the car.
Unlike the global model that is rumoured to be over 4-meters long, the India-spec version will continue to measure under 4-meters. The new model will be have locally produced components and a 1.2L TSI petrol engine. Volkswagen will also improve the interior quality and connectivity levels of the hatchback. Read: Volkswagen Ameo – All Details in 9 Quick Points
While the European market will receive the new-gen Polo in June 2017, it might hit the Indian shores sometime next year. One must note that the German carmaker hasn’t yet confirmed launch details of the hatchback.
|Base Model||Rs 6 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 11 lakh|
The 2017 Volkswagen Polo will see a price hike, courtesy to its more feature-rich cabin, sportier design and efficient engines. The base version could be priced as low as Rs 6 lakh, and the top-spec model might cost around Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). Read: New VW Polo GTI – All You Need To Know
|Engine Options||Maximum Power|
|1.0-litre, 3-cylinder Petrol (naturally aspirated)||75bhp (approx.)|
|1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo Petrol||100bhp and 115bhp|
|1.5-litre Petrol||140bhp and 160bhp|
|1.5-litre Diesel||90bhp, 110bhp and 130bhp|
Note: Though, there is no clarity yet about the engine options that will come to India.
7-speed DSG Automatic
Electronic Stability Program
Adaptive damper control
City emergency braking system
Adaptive cruise control with brake intervention
Wearing new silhouette and contemporary styling, the new VW Polo will look edgier and sportier than the current one. The new-generation model is likely to be based on Volkswagen’s new design philosophy that is also seen on the new VW Passat, VW Golf hatchback and the upcoming VW Tiguan.
Rumour has that the India-spec 2017 VW Polo will share its wheelbase with the Vento, thus making it more spacious for rear occupants. The car will also feature a flatter roof and angled windshield. The hatchback’s three-door version is reported to be called off, and the new model is rumoured to come only with a five -door body style.
For 2017, the Polo will see comprehensive changes inside the cabin. The new model will brim with lots of advanced connectivity features such as infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Features like in-built internet connectivity access and a 9.5-inch infotainment system will be reserved for the top-spec trim. Besides this, VW will also improve the material quality of the car.
The 2017 Polo model will come with a range of petrol and diesel engine options. There will be two turbocharged petrol variants packed with a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder motor that is good for 100bhp and 115bhp. While the naturally aspirated 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol mill will deliver power close to 75bhp. The new Polo will also come with the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines tuned for producing two (140bhp and 160bhp) and three (90bhp, 110bhp and 130bhp) power outputs respectively.
Coming to the transmission choices, the hatchback will come with a 6-speed manual and an optional 7-speed DSG automatic unit. A 5-speed manual gearbox might also be offered with BlueMotion variants. Though, the technical details of the India-spec 2017 VW Polo are still under the wraps.
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