2018 VW Polo has made global debut. The 6th generation Polo will be positioned on an MQB A0 platform making it both longer and wider than its earlier counterpart. Once launched in India, it will no longer be a Maruti Swift rival, but a Maruti Baleno rival.
Set to enter production later this month, 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 Polo is 4053 mm long, 7 mm shorter, and has a 94 mm longer wheelbase. VW says this makes the new Polo more spacious and stable to drive. Boot too has increased by 25%, and the space now stands at 351 liters. It is also 69 mm wider, thus making it the largest ever Polo.
New 2018 Polo is seen with split bumpers and converging full LED head lights. It also gets more prominent character lines, a roof mounted spoiler, new LED tail lamps and a redesigned rear bumper. The new 16 inch machined alloys, makes the new Polo even more attractive to look at.
Interiors receive a full makeover with a fully digital instrument cluster, 8 inch advanced infotainment touchscreen system and fresh upholstery with trendy colour combinations. It also gets 300 watts Beats audio system, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging port for smartphones, adaptive cruise control, six airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control, Park Assist, Pedestrian monitoring, Cruise control, Emergency Braking, Auto AC, etc
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.
Available in five trims – Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, Beats and GTI, engine options on offer are –
– 1.0L MPI Petrol 65 PS / 5 MT
– 1.0L MPI Petrol 75 PS / 5 MT
– 1.0L TSI Petrol 95 PS / 5 MT
– 1.0L TSI Petrol 115 PS / 6 MT / 7 DSG
– 1.5L TSI Petrol Evo 150 PS / 6 MT / 7 DSG
– 1.0L TGI CNG 90 PS / 5 MT
– 1.6L TDI Diesel 80 PS / 5 MT
– 1.6L TDI Diesel 95 PS / 5 MT / 7 DSG
All variants get start/stop as standard as well as regenerative braking. In addition to this, the 1.5L TSI Evo mill comes with cylinder deactivation tech. The top of the line GTI variant is powered by a 2.0L TSI petrol mill which generates 200 PS. Transmission options on offer are 6 speed MT or 7 speed DSG.
Price in Germany starts from 12,795 euros (INR 9.2 lakh). Have a look at the videos and photos below.