2017 Volkswagen Polo to be unveiled on 16 June
Volkswagen is all geared up to announce its next version of the Polo on 16 June. According to a report by AutoCar India, the German automaker will announce its new model on 16 June with the launch and roll out taking place in the second half of this year.
The new model is not a facelift, even though it looks similar to the outgoing model. From the recent spy shots where the car was spotted testing (sans camouflage) on international roads, it looks different, even though it tries to retain the look of its predecessor.
The 2017 model is all-new and features some redesigned headlights, a new front air dam and a sloping roofline. AutoCar claims that the all-new MQB-based structure makes the car longer and wider than the previous model.
The longer wheelbase and wider tracks also mean more interior space. Talking about the interiors, expect an all-new cabin with a completely overhauled look. Volkswagen is expected to compete with rivals by relying on better quality.
Compared to the multitude of engine options available globally with the outgoing model, Volkswagen is expected to cut down on this front.
Entry-level models will use a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. It will be available in 65 hp, 75 hp, 95 hp and 115 hp tune states.
Next up there is a 1.5-litre four cylinder petrol that is expected to be offering 130 hp and 150 hp configurations.
Lastly there’s also expected to be a top of the line Polo GTI that is rumoured to feature a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that is expected to generate upwards of 200 hp.
Coming to the diesels, Volkswagen has reportedly planned a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine that will be available in 80 hp, 95 hp and 110 hp flavours.
The low-powered engine will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the more powerful offerings are expected to get a six-speed manual transmission. A seven-speed manual will be available as an option.