Volkswagen has unveiled the 2017 VW Polo in Berlin, marking a new milestone for the European supermini. Here we are comparing the old Volkswagen Polo with the new upcoming model.
The sixth gen VW Polo is following the latest industry trend of using a low and wide stance while increase in length and wheelbase.
Having a VW Golf-inspired front, the redesigned VW Polo measures 4,053 mm in length, 1,751 mm in width and 1,446 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,564 mm. The boot volume has increased by 25% from 280 litres to 351 litres.
Compared to the 2009 VW Polo Mk5, the new Polo Mk6 is 81 mm longer, 69 mm wider and 7 mm lower, and 94 mm longer in wheelbase. The lower height gives car a sportier look, and increased length and width makes the cabin more spacious. Headroom is also increased by 15 mm at the front and 21 mm at the rear. The 2017 Polo doesn’t have a 3 door variant.
The fifth gen VW Polo uses the old PQ25 platform, while the sixth gen VW Polo uses the MQB A0 platform. The superior platform gives the car more dynamic proportions and a comparatively longer silhouette. MQB underpinning also indicates towards the future-readiness for electrified powertrains as and when VW sees the market possibility.
Volkswagen has announced the 2017 VW Polo in nine mechanical configurations:
- 48 kW (65 PS) 1.0-litre MPI petrol, 5-speed manual transmission
- 55 kW (75 PS) 1.0-litre MPI petrol, 5-speed manual transmission
- 70 kW (95 PS) 1.0-litre TSI petrol, 5-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission
- 85 kW (115 PS) 1.0-litre TSI petrol, 6-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission
- 110 kW (150 PS) 1.5-litre TSI Evo petrol, 6-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission
- [GTI-only] 147 kW (200 PS) 2.0-litre TSI petrol, 6-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission
- 66 kW (90 PS) 1.0-litre TGI CNG-petrol, 5-speed manual transmission
- 59 kW (80 PS) 1.6-litre TDI diesel, 5-speed manual transmission
- 70 kW (95 PS) 1.6-litre TDI diesel, 5-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission
This will be the first time that VW is giving a natural gas option in the VW Polo.
In the new gen model, a stop-start system and a regenerative braking mode are standard while the 1.5 litre TSI Evo model has got cylinder deactivation feature. Front-wheel drive drivetrain layout is standard.
The 2017 VW Polo launches in three known grades: Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, and the ‘Beats’ special edition. Additionally, the R-Line, Black and Style packages are presented for people looking for something beyond typical car.
Key features of the 2017 VW Polo
- Full-LED headlights
- LED daytime running lights
- LED taillights
- Panoramic sunroof
- Keyless entry
- Second generation Active Info Display fully-digital instrument cluster
- 8.0-inch glass-encased infotainment system with Apple CarPlay
- Android Auto and MirrorLink
- Wireless charging
- Inductive aerial connection
- Air Care Climatronic climate control system
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert and
- Semi-automated Park Assist system
The 2017 VW Polo GTI gets a unique exterior styling with a specially designed bumper with integrated spoiler lip, LED headlights with a red winglet which merges with the red stripe on the radiator grille and honeycomb air vent screens, 18-inch alloy wheels, side sill extensions, red brake calipers and a large roof spoiler in high-gloss black (underside: matte black) are the styling on the body for differentiation.
Interior Features of VW Polo 2017
- Leather-trimmed sport steering wheel with red stitching
- A GTI gear shift grip
- Top sport seats with ‘Clark’ tartan pattern
- Roof lining
- Roof pillars in black
- Ambient lighting
- Sport chassis is standard in the 200 PS Polo
The 2017 VW Polo will go on sale in Germany later this year with prices starting at INR 9, 33,798.58.
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