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 Volkswagen Polo 2017 has been snapped completely undisguised in its production ready avatar in South Africa. The sixth-generation Polo will have its official debut by mid of this year, and its India launch might happen sometime next year. Volkswagen’s Chairman Dr.Herbert Diess has already confirmed that the hatchback will undergo production in Europe in June 2017. While the global-spec model of the new Polo utilizes VW’s new MQB A0 modular platform, the India-bound version might underpin Tata Motor’s AMP platform.
The MQB is the smallest platform that will make the new Polo (global) 70kgs lighter and stiffer than the current one. This will also improve 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 global-spec version will be longer and wider than the current generation. The company has also expand its wheelbase that translates into more cabin space, especially for the rear seat occupants.
In India, the 2017 Volkswagen Polo will come with a 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine, and use locally produced components. This will certainly help the carmaker price it competitively. Volkswagen will also improve the interior quality and connectivity levels of the hatchback. Read: Volkswagen Ameo – All Details in 9 Quick Points
The sixth-generation Polo will make its way to the European market by mid of this year. Though there is no official word about its India launch, reports suggest that it might go on sale sometime next year.
|Base Model||Rs 6 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 11 lakh|
With merits like sportier design, more up-market cabin and efficient engines, the 2017 Volkswagen Polo could be priced a notch higher than the current generation. The hatchback’s base variant might come with a price tag of 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.
Under the hood, the new Polo will have a pack of petrol and diesel engines. The hatchback also gets two turbocharged petrol variants powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder motor generating 100bhp and 115bhp. While the naturally aspirated 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol motor will deliver an estimated power of 75bhp. The new Polo will also come with the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines tuned for two (140bhp and 160bhp) and three (90bhp, 110bhp and 130bhp) power outputs respectively.
Transmission duties on the hatchback will carried out by a 6-speed manual and an optional 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. A 5-speed manual unit might also be offered with BlueMotion variants.Though, the technical details of the India-spec 2017 VW Polo are still under the wraps. Read – Volkswagen Arteon Makes Global Debut
Electronic Stability Program
Adaptive damper control
City emergency braking system
Adaptive cruise control with brake intervention
Sporting new silhouette and contemporary styling, the new VW Polo will look edgier and sportier than before. The updated Polo has been designed on Volkswagen’s new design philosophy that we have already seen on the new VW Passat, VW Golf hatchback and the upcoming VW Tiguan. Some of its design cues such as split front bumper and converging headlamps are inspired from the Passat series.
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.
With an aim to withstand the competition, Volkswagen will equip the new Polo with advanced connectivity features such as infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The range-topping variant will be exclusively offered with in-built internet connectivity access and a 9.5-inch infotainment system. The improved material quality will add more to its premium appeal.
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The sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo will feature a sportier design, a more up-market cabin and an efficient engine lineup. With all these merits, the car might see a price hike.