Polo is one the most successful vehicles of the German Automaker, Volkswagen. We have seen quite a few teaser pics of the Polo in the past few days and it has been flowing all over the internet. We have been waiting for the launch and today, our wait has come to an end when Volkswagen unveiled the all new 6th generation Polo at its Wolfsburg headquarters in Germany.
The new Polo took so long to evolve. It took eight years for Volkswagen to refresh the Polo. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand, said, “The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong technology. No other car offers so much space for its size. This makes our Polo the number one compact, and it will remain number one.” The Polo is now longer, wider but slightly lower. The wheelbase too has been increased. The table below shows the dimension changes from the previous generation.
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The interiors of the new Polo are completely redesigned and juiced up. If you ask me, I will honestly say that I am surprised and happy to see such an amazing infotainment system and the way the whole things are put together when compared to the previous generation. The steering wheel is completely new and looks sporty. The centre console features a 6.5-inch touchscreen as standard. The new Polo come with the Active Info Display that is similar to the virtual cockpit of Audi, isn’t it cool? Volkswagen claims that they have manufactured the Polo in such a way, though the height has been reduced by 7mm from the previous generation, the front headroom has been increased by 15mm and the rear has been heightened by 30mm. The boot has also been expanded by 71 litres which now sums up to become 351 litres.
Coming to the exterior profile, the most noticeable changes are in the front. It is completely changed from the previous generation. It has strong muscular lines running throughout the face. The headlights are very eye-catching. The new Polo has light-intense full-LED headlights along with LED daytime running lights. One distinctive feature that many youngsters will like that now the Polo has a huge panoramic sunroof. The refreshed side profile has been provided with a shoulder line just above the door handles that runs from front to the back. The rear of the car looks pretty same. Not much has been altered at the back. The taillight setup looks more attractive as now it has LED integration.
Frank Welsch, Board Member for Development of the Volkswagen Brand said, “The new Polo brings the future to the compact class. A whole lot of space – based on the modular transverse matrix – sustainable engines like a new natural gas TGI, the world premiere of a new generation of the Active Info Display, the latest infotainment systems and forward-thinking assistance systems – these qualities enable this Volkswagen to overcome traditional class boundaries.”
The new Polo comes with a number of engine options. Polo will come up with 9 Euro-six engines. There will be a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder multi-point injected unit offered in two states of tune – 65hp or 75hp. A brand new 1.5 TSI EVO with cylinder deactivation (ACT) will produce 147 bhp. There will also be a GTI version that will carry the 2.0 litre petrol engine that churns out 198 bhp. For the diesel motor, the Volkswagen has reserved a 1.6 litre turbocharged that produces 94 bhp to 115 bhp, depending on the tuning.
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