In global markets, the 2017 Volkswagen Polo will be offered with multiple petrol and diesel engine options.
Volkswagen claim that the new 2017 Polo will pack a new dashboard, new trim bits and better quality of material.
The all-new Volkswagen Polo 2017 has finally entered production at the company’s Navarra plant in Spain. Painted in Orange Energy shade, the first production model of the hatchback is based on the Comfortline trim packed with a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox. The German carmaker aims to ramp up its production up to 1,400 units per day by November this year. The sixth-generation Polo had its world premiere on 16th June, 2017 in Berlin. The hatchback’s new-gen model will first see a release in the European markets, followed by other nations. Unlike the current version, that uses the PQ25 underpinnings, the new Polo sits on the lightweight modular MQB platform. With prominent changes to the contours, the car has grown. That said the Polo is now longer, wider and sits on a longer wheelbase, translating into a spacious cabin. With 4,053mm length, the sixth-generation model is the largest Polo ever. Additionally, the car has shredded down a few kg of kerb weight over the previous model.
Visually, the 2017 VW Polo continues sporting VW’s evolutionary styling with sharp body creases, larger stance, chiselled sides and modish cues. Some of its design elements will be carried over from the Golf hatchback, and is likely to share some of its components with its larger sibling. The Sporty R Line is likely to get some exclusive features such as gloss black elements on the bumper, roof, tires, side and roof spoiler. On the other hand, the range topping GTI variant comes with larger wheels & tires with honeycomb grille patterns and red elements on the face. Comprehensive styling changes have been made inside the cabin. The car now features a high placed touchscreen, virtual cockpit digital instrument display from Audi TT, configurable contrast colour strips and 13 different dashpad designs. In addition, it will equip autonomous emergency braking, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a host of other smartphone apps. Check Out – New VW Polo – Picture Gallery
The global-spec new Polo will come with multiple petrol and diesel engine options. Interestingly, these will offer power in two or more tunes. The petrol line-up in the range will get a 1.0-litre, MPI unit will offer 65bhp to 115bhp of power, whereas the 1.0-litre TSI mill will produce 95bhp or 115bhp. The 1.5-litre TSI will makes a top power of 150bhp. Reports in media suggest that Volkswagen might introduce a 1.4-litre TSI unit on the carline. Diesel powered Polo will derive its power from a 1.6-litre unit with power ranging between 80 to 95bhp. On the other hand, its range topping Polo GTI it’s likely to come with a 197bhp, 2.0-litre engine. The GTI will get the standard chassis, optional ‘Sport Select’ set up, 17 or 18-inch alloy wheels and clark tartan seats.
Volkswagen unveiled the sixth-generation Polo hatchback in Berlin on June 16, 2017. Millions of people witnessed the unveiling across the world through the live streaming. The 2017 VW Polo will be first be launched in the European market towards the end of 2017. In fact, the production of the hatchback is already underway at Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant in Navarra , Spain. As for the Indian launch, the company is yet to make an official announcement. Though, the car is likely to hit showrooms sometime next year. Read – Volkswagen Tiguan SUV – All You Need To Know
|Base Model||Rs 6 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 11 lakh|
on the new MQB platform, the 2017 Polo will receive all-new design with comprehensive feature updates. While the international model will get more efficient engines, it is yet not clear if the Indian version will also use the same units. With the new MQB underpinnings, the price of the India-spec Polo is likely to go upwards, it is however suggested that the Indian version will use the same PQ25 platform from the current model. This with locally produced components will aide curbing price. Keeping the above pointers in mind, the new Polo price in India is likely to start from Rs 6 lakh for the entry-level model and go up to Rs 11 lakh for the top-spec version. 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.
Globally, the new Polo will be offered with a range of petrol and diesel engines. The hatchback might get a 1.0-litre MPI unit with two power outputs, 65bhp and 115bhp, whereas the 1.0-litre TSI unit will churn out a top power of 95bhp against 115bhp of torque. In addition, there will be a larger 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine sourced from Golf. This unit is expected to make 150bhp. Reports in media suggest that it could also get a 1.4-litre TSI unit with two outputs. The oil burner, on the other hand, will be a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder unit with varied power outputs of 80 and 95bhp.
However, the sportier Polo GTI version is likely to source its power from a 197bhp, 2.0-litre TSI engine borrowed from the fifth-gen Golf GTI. Transmission options on the carline will include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and an optional 7-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the BlueMotion trims will use a 5-speed manual unit and could return better fuel economy with reduced carbon footprint. It is to be noted that there is yet no clarity on the India-spec Polo. Read – Volkswagen Arteon Makes Global Debut
Since there is yet no clarity on the engine choices of the new Polo carline, it would be a tad too early to comment on the fuel economy. However, it is believed that the new Polo will be more fuel efficient than its predecessor. Mileage figures of the hatchback are estimated to stand at 18kmpl in the city and slightly more at 20kmpl on highways. Read: Volkswagen Ameo – All Details in 9 Quick Points
Electronic Stability Program
Adaptive damper control
City emergency braking system
Adaptive cruise control with brake intervention
As mentioned in the beginning, the new Polo will be larger than the outgoing model, measuring 4,053mm long, 1,751mm wide and 1,446mm high. The car sits on the long 2,564mm wheelbase, implying more space for the passengers seated inside.
In the premium hatchback space, the new Polo will continue to take on the likes of Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 primarily. Besides, it will also face challenge from the likes of Ford Figo in the segment.
The new Polo will receive significant design and styling updates, giving it a fresh look on the outside. While the international model will underpin the new MQB platform, it will also sport VW’s new design language that is currently used in other models including Passat, Tiguan and VW Golf hatchback. Elements such as the converging headlamps and split front bumper are reminiscent of the Passat series.
Upfront of the car looks more aggressive with elements like a new bumper, redesigned grille, fog lamps and slimmer headlamps with integrated angle running lights. On the contrary, the rear profile will witness subtle changes. It is expected to sport reworked bumper and new tail-lamps. Additionally, the car will feature flatter roof and angled windshield. Media reports suggest that the three-door Polo will be phased off and the new Polo will be available only in the five-door body style.
Interior of the new Polo will be refreshing and more up-market than the current model. For 2017 model year, the hatchback will get advanced connectivity tech such as the 9.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Smartphone connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The in-built internet connectivity access and the 9.5-inch infotainment system will be restricted to the top-of-the-line variant. For a plusher look, VW will use better quality of material and new trims.
It is expected that the India-bound 2017 VW Polo will have the same wheelbase as that of Vento, indicating at a more spacious cabin. The all-new interior will pack Audi’s virtual cockpit digital instrument display, configurable contrast colour strips and 13 different dashpad designs.
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.