The new Volkswagen Polo will be unveiled in Berlin on June 16. Only a few media personnel have been invited to the event while the rest of the world will witness the unveil over the internet via a webcast link. The Polo will make its first public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show which starts on September 14.
A few days back, Volkswagen released a teaser image of the new Polo and a video on YouTube, which summarised how the car has evolved since it was first launched in 1975. In its 42 years of existence, VW has sold over 14 million of these worldwide. This time around, the Polo will enter into its sixth generation and is likely to grow in size as well. That translates to better cabin space, something that the current car is infamous for. Despite that, the new Polo is expected to weigh around 70kg less than the current one, thanks to the smallest version of the Volkswagen’s MQB platform - MQB A0. This will surely help in returning better fuel economy figures.
We all know how the new Polo will look like as various test mules have been spotted, some without any camouflage, since the beginning of this year. The design, as expected, is subtly conservative. As far as the engine family for the new Polo is concerned, it will be sold worldwide with options from a 1.0-litre TSI, 1.5-litre TSI and 1.6-litre TDI. Ruling the line-up will be a GTI variant which will, in most probability, house a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol mill, producing around 200PS.
For India, Volkswagen has confirmed that in the near future, the only all-new car that will make its way here is the sixth-gen (globally, third-gen for India) Passat.