Longer and wider, New-gen VW Polo spied undisguised
2018 VW Polo has been spied for the first time without any camouflage. It is expected to be launched in India by 2018.
2018 VW Polo has been spied undisguised, this time minus any camouflage. The 6th generation Polo will be positioned on an MQB A0 platform making it both longer and wider than its earlier counterpart. Once launched, it will no longer be a Maruti Swift rival, but a Maruti Baleno rival.
Set to enter production in June, the VW Polo will be initially produced from the company’s Spanish plant while production in South Africa will commence later. Following a similar design language as is seen on the Passat, VW Polo gets a longer wheelbase and hence interior space is at a premium while boot space is also enhanced.
New 2018 Polo is seen with split bumpers and converging head lights. It also gets more prominent character lines, a roof mounted spoiler, new tail lamps and a redesigned rear bumper. Interiors also receive a full makeover with a fully digital instrument cluster, advanced infotainment and fresh upholstery.
Safety features such as Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Stability Program, Adaptive damper control, Xenon headlamps, Cornering lights, City emergency braking system, Pedestrian detection and Adaptive cruise control will be offered on the new VW Polo.
Engine specifications include a 1.0 liter turbocharged, three cylinder petrol engine. It also gets a 1.5 liter four cylinder turbo petrol engine while diesel engine option includes a 1.6 liter four cylinder TDI engine. The engine will be mated to a 6 speed manual and optional 7 speed DSG automatic gearbox. A 5 speed manual unit could also be on offer with BlueMotion variants only while fuel efficiency could stand between 18-20 kmpl for city and highway respectively.