Here Are 5 Quick Points About The Sixth Generation Volkswagen Polo
5 interesting points about the new generation hatchback which you need to knowby Riju Ganguly, on
The Volkswagen Polo is one hatchback which has won people’s hearts since 1975; this Supermini is practical as well as stylish at the same time which perhaps attracted the attention of many. Now after almost 2009, Volkswagen introduced the sixth generation Polo which not only is evolutionary but also uses an entirely new platform developed by VW group.
There is no doubt that the new generation Polo surely looks much more matured, technologically advanced as well as spacious and balances practicality and sportiness correctly. There is almost everything in the hatchback which the new and young buyers looks forward in their first car.
Below provided are five quick but important points that you should be aware of the new generation Polo hatchback
THE NEW POLO IS BIGGER
Like we already did mention above the styling of the new generation Polo is more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. It is based on a newly developed MQB AO platform. The new-gen Polo measures 4,053mm in length, 1,751mm in width and 1,446mm in height, this new hatchback is almost 1mm longer, 63mm wider and 7mm lower than the first generation hatchback. Even the wheelbase has also gone bigger by approximately 94 mm now and stands at 2,564mm. The increased wheelbase also means more interior space inside. The new Polo also gets a 30 mm higher headroom for the rear passenger despite its height being slightly shorter than its predecessor. The Boot space at the back stands at 351 Litre now which is 71 Litre more than its predecessor.
REVAMPED CABIN WITH ALL THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY
What we liked most about the Polo is its cabin; believe it or not, the new Polo’s cabin is a departure from the past. It does not look dull anymore there is lots of customization option provided by VW for the customers. The dashboard gets a new infotainment system with different screen sizes depending on the variants and trims. The analogue instrument cluster comes as standard while there is also an optional Active Info Display which comes with plenty of connectivity options.
There is plenty of new technology which has been equipped with the Polo while some come as standard other are available as an option. The new-gen Polo gets start/stop system, brake energy recuperation, tyre pressure monitor and a Pedestrian monitoring system as standard added as an additional safety feature but how much of it will be made available for the Indian market is a big question though.
AVAILABLE IN SIX DIFFERENT VARIANTS
The new Polo will be offered in the International market in six different trims which include, Trendline, Comfortline and Highline trims. The two unique trims which are newly added for the first time to the hatchback lineup includes ’Beat Edition’ which is available with an upgraded sound system and an ’R-line’ trim. The last trim on offer features a re-profiled front and rear bumper, slightly bigger 16-inch alloy wheels. There is also a top of the line GTI trim available as well which not only gets a powerful engine but some other exterior updates as well.
NEW PETROL AND DIESEL ENGINES
VW Polo is available with choices of four gasoline and a single diesel engine option. The base variant in the International market will get the 1.0 Litre, three-cylinder unit while there is also a slightly bigger 1.5 Litre on offer as well. The top of the range GTI variant gets larger 2.0 Litre TSI unit. Now all these engines will either be naturally aspirated or turbocharged. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets the 1.6 Litre unit available in different states of tune.
Now, remember these drivetrains are all for International spec Polo.
INDIA LAUNCH DETAILS
VW has not clarified whether they have any plans of introducing the new-gen Polo in the Indian market yet. However, if they do do not expect the German Auto manufacturer to bring the same unit, it will either be a re-engineered variant which will perhaps also use a slightly different platform. Whatever be the case do not expect the new-gen Polo hatchback to hit the Indian market before 2018.