In global markets, the 2017 Volkswagen Polo will be offered with multiple petrol and diesel engines, paired to a 6-speed manual and a DSG gearbox.
With new and contemporary styling, the new Volkswagen Polo 2017 will look edgier and sportier than the current model.
January 11, 2017 – Volkswagen has announced its plan for 2017 that will include 60 new global products. For India, the plan outlines the new-generation of the Polo hatchback, Yeti and Porsche Cayenne. The new Volkswagen Polo 2017 could make its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. Though, the India launch of the hatchback might happen sometime in 2018.
Ditching the current PQ25 architecture, the global-spec 2017 Volkswagen Polo will utilize the brand’s new MQB A0 modular platform. It’s the smallest MQB platform that will also be used for the upcoming Volkswagen’s compact SUV. This will also make the new Polo stiffer and 70kgs lighter, and help it achieve higher performance and fuel efficiency. However, the India-spec version of the hatchback will share its wheelbase with the Vento sedan. Read: Volkswagen Ameo – All Details in 9 Quick Points
Furthermore, the carmaker will also employ locally produced components and 1.2L TSI petrol engine to the car. While the global model of the new VW Polo is rumoured to have over 4 meters length, the India-spec version will continue to measure under 4-meters. Volkswagen also aims to improve the interior quality and connectivity levels of the hatchback.
The new-gen Volkswagen Polo will first go on sale in the European market in June 2017, while it might hit Indian shores sometime in 2018. Though, Volkswagen India hasn’t yet confirmed its arrival timeline.
|Base Model||Rs 6 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 11 lakh|
With merits like sportier design, feature-loaded cabin and efficient engines, the 2017 Volkswagen Polo will surely be more expensive than the current one. Prices of the hatchback’s new version could fall between Rs 6 lakh – Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). Read: New VW Polo GTI – Explained in 8 Quick Points
|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
The overall design of the new VW Polo will be edgier and sportier than the existing one, thanks to its new silhouette and contemporary styling. The hatchback could be designed on Volkswagen’s new design philosophy that is also seen on the new VW Passat, VW Golf hatchback and the upcoming VW Tiguan. Speculations are on rife 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 come with 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.
It’s the interior of the new Polo that will see comprehensive upgrades. The hatchback will have more advanced connectivity features to offer 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 restricted to the top-spec trim only. 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 powertrains. There will be two turbocharged petrol variants packed with a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine producing power worth 100bhp and 115bhp. While the naturally aspirated 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol motor will make an estimated 75bhp of power. The new Polo will also come with a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines tuned for generating two (140bhp and 160bhp) and three (90bhp, 110bhp and 130bhp) power outputs respectively.
Coming to the transmission choices, the hatchback will offer 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.