The sixth generation of the Volkswagen Polo will be on the market in autumn 2017 and will feature a range of petrol engines as well as a natural gas drive - but this will probably not be available until the end of 2017. At the start of advance sales since August, only three variants have been available to order: in addition to two 1.0-liter petrol engines with 65 (48) or 75 PS (55 kW) a 1.0-liter TSI variant with 95 PS (70 kW) is also available. All models are equipped with a start-stop system and recuperation mode. The natural gas engine (1.0 TGI) will probably be equipped with 90 PS (66 kW) and appear this winter. The three-cylinder turbo engine with a displacement of 1 liter is bivalent, which means that it can run on both petrol and natural gas.
Thanks to a completely new exterior design, the new Polo looks much sportier than its predecessor and is now generally available as a four-door model. Overall, its size not only offers more space for driver and occupants, but also has a trunk volume that is 71 liters larger (351 liters). With a whole range of new colors, the Polo can be individually designed not only on the outside, but also on the inside with different seat covers or dashpads. It also offers further customization options such as LED taillights, a "Sport Select" chassis or a panoramic roof.
The basic version already includes assistance systems as standard, such as the “Front Assist” environment monitoring system with city emergency braking function, which is also installed in the new SEAT Arona, for example, or the LED daytime running lights with coming and leaving home functions. The Polo can also be equipped with optionally available assistance systems such as automatic distance control, parking assistant or maneuvering brake function. As the first group model, the new Polo also has a new generation of the active info display with new functionality and usability of the digital instruments. The infotainment system has display sizes from 6,5 to 8,0 inches and gives the interior a modern touch.
The VW Polo will be available in the three classic equipment versions Trendline, Comfortline and Highline as well as in the special version Polo Beats. The sporty top model is also available as a GTI. The basic price of the Polo Trendline in Germany is 12.975 euros; the prices for the natural gas variant starts at 19.800 euros in the Comfortline version.
Source and photos: Volkswagen
Presentation from the green car magazine issue V / 2017. More new products in the current issue by subscription under