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New-generation Volkswagen Polo Confirmed For This Year

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.

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New Volkswagen Polo 2017 price

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.

Here’s everything you need to know about 2017 Volkswagen Polo hatchback-

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Launch Date

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.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Price in India

Variant Expected Price
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

 New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Spy Images

 New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Specifications

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.

Transmission Options

5-speed Manual
6-speed Manaul
7-speed DSG Automatic

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Mileage

City 18kmpl
Highway 20kmpl

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 specs

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Safety Features

Anti-Slip Regulation
Electronic Stability Program
Adaptive damper control
Xenon headlamps
Cornering lights
City emergency braking system
Pedestrian detection
Adaptive cruise control with brake intervention
Parking assistant

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Competition

Once launched, the new VW Polo will face heat from cars like Maruti BalenoHyundai Elite i20Ford Figo and Honda Jazz.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Exterior

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.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Interior

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.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Engine & Transmission

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.

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Spy Images – Motor1


  1. shudu
    February 11, 2016

    Yes, increasing space is vital in polo’s however making it bigger will make it complicated and more classic. The concept of the current polo is simple and there is no small hatch to be compared with a polo for its price. y nor keep it simple but nice and sporty at it looks.

    April 22, 2016

    New polo should come with better thigh support for rear seats 170mm of ground clearance and a sporty looking dash board to make it the hottest Indian hatchback.

  3. Rabindra N Mishra
    August 25, 2016

    I am planning buy VW polo GT TDI and I am afraid of lower ground clearance, which may not suitable for indian road conditions except that of city drives. VW may take care to improve ground clearance of POLO.
    Rabindra N Mishra

  4. Rabindra N Mishra
    August 28, 2016

    VW needs to improve the ground clearance of new polo.

  5. Kumar b.
    November 30, 2016

    Present polo is so cunjested.improve driving space and polo diesel come in automatic

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