Volkswagen has showcased the sixth-generation Polo hatchback at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. Built on the MQB A0 platform, the hatchback’s new model is significantly larger and more spacious than the current model that sits on the PQ25 platform. Visually, the new-gen Polo looks similar to its predecessor. Though, the new design elements and bodywork above the door handles give it a distinctive look.
With respect to dimensions, the new Polo (global-spec) measures 4,053mm in length, 1,751mm in width and 1,446mm in height. This makes it 81mm longer, 63mm wider and 7mm taller than the fifth generation Polo. The wheelbase has also been increased by 9mm. The hatch offers a luggage area of 351-litres, which is around 71-litres more than before. Check Out – New Volkswagen T-ROC R-Line Pictures & Details
In terms of features, the sixth-generation Polo gets a new dashboard, Volkswagen’s Active Info Display digital instruments, a new steering wheel and several connectivity options including a wireless smartphone charging pad and keyless access. With extra 15mm front and 30mm rear headroom, the hatchback offers more cabin space to occupants.
Internationally, the new Polo will be offered with four petrol and a diesel powertrain options. The naturally aspirated, 1.0L petrol engine is tuned for generating two power outputs – 65bhp and 75bhp, while the turbocharged 1.0L unit makes 95bhp and 115bhp. Read – Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Electric Crossover Concept Revealed
The new 1.5L gasoline unit churns out 150bhp, and the 2.0L (reserved for tops-spec Polo GTI) motor develops 200bhp. The oil burner is a 1.6L turbocharged unit producing 81bhp and 96bhp. The technical specifications of the India-bound model are yet to be confirmed. Read – New Volkswagen Polo 2018 Vs Old Polo
The hatchback will come with three transmission options – a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The front-wheel-drive system will be standard across the carline. The sixth-generation Polo will be benefited with stop/start function and brake energy technology that will improve its fuel efficiency.