New generation Volkswagen Polo to arrive in June 2017; sits on a new MQB A0 platform with design elments taken from the futuristic VW T-Cross Breeza concept
The Volkswagen Polo hatchback is one of the popular models the German manufacturer sells in the Indian market. The facelifted version of the premium hatchback has recently been spotted testing in Mumbai and it featured exterior design tweaks.
It could be launched this year with new LED Daytime Running Lights as seen on the Vento displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo, projector headlamps set-up, tweaked front and rear bumpers in addition to the revised tail lamp cluster.
In the light of that, the sixth generation Volkswagen Polo has been reported to arrive in the international markets in June 2017. Revealed by Wards Auto, the European spec new generation Polo will be produced at the volume auto maker’s Landaben plant in Spain which is responsible for the manufacturing of the same currently.
The new-gen Polo hatchback will switch from the PQ25 architecture to a new A0 platform from the flexible MQB. The exteriors details are currently not available about the new Polo but we can expect it to derive design cues largely from the VW T-Cross Breeze and the VW Sport Coupe concept.
The subcompact T-Cross SUV showcased at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show had features such as headlamps melting into the grille, strong character lines, clamshell bonnet, body cladding, hexagonal meshed air intakes, etc. Inside the cabin, Volkswagen tried to minimise the switchgears and were fairly successful as only transmission controls and window operating switches could be spotted.
As for the mechanicals, the Polo will have engines incorporated with the familiar TSI and TDI technologies. There will more likely be three-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol and diesel units mated to a standard manual gearbox or a DSG automatic transmission offered in the higher variants. The Indian arm of Volkswagen is expected to kick-off the manufacturing of MQB based cars such as Vento, Polo and Skoda Rapid towards the end of 2020.