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Next-generation Volkswagen Polo: Render shows what it could look like

German car manufacturer Volkswagen had announced few weeks ago that they are planning to bring the next-generation Polo to the Indian market. The Volkswagen Polo is a premium hatchback that competes with cars like Maruti Baleno, Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20 in the segment. The current generation Polo has been in the market for over a decade and Volkswagen has only made minor cosmetic changes to it. The next-generation Polo hatchback is expected to reach Indian shores sometime later this year. Here we have a render image that shows what the next-generation Polo hatchback might look like.

The render image has been shared by KDesign AG on Behance. The render seen here is actually based on the next-generation Polo that is already on sale in international markets. Technically, the render is actually an image of the facelifted version of the next-gen Polo. As we have not received the next-gen Polo in India, we can call it a next-gen Polo render as well. The render image is highly inspired by the current generation Polo available in international market.

The front gets sharp and sleek looking headlamps with a single chrome line running on the front grille. The Volkswagen logo is placed in the center of the grille. The front bumper looks a looks a lot different from the regular Polo that is  there in the market. It gets a black cladding on the bumper with a diamond design lower air intake grille. Moving to the side profile, the basic design of the hatchback remains the same. There is a blacked out roof, Polo badge on the side fender and LED indicators integrated on ORVMs. The car gets sharp character lines on the side profile and sporty looking alloy wheels enhance the overall look of the car.

It now looks a lot more longer and wider than the current version that we have here in India. Moving to the rear, the Polo has a different looking tail lamps. The tail lamp actually looks like a revised version of tail lamp that we have seen in Volkswagen T-Roc. The Polo also gets a roof mounted spoiler with high mounted stop lamps. The bumper of the next-gen Polo is actually a bit more revised and sporty looking. There is a chrome garnish on the bumper that looks like a twin exhaust tip. There are even a couple of reflector lamps on the rear bumper. The Polo badge is now placed on the center of the boot right under the Volkswagen logo.

The next-generation Polo will be based on MQB A0 IN platform which is actually a modified version of the MQB A0 platform. The same platform is seen in Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and many other upcoming Volkswagen group vehicle. Volkswagen Polo recently received an updated BS6 petrol engine. It is now powered by a 1.0 litre TSI petrol engine. It now generates 110 Ps and 175 Nm of peak torque. The engine is available with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox. There is a less powerful 1.0 litre MPI petrol engine available on the lower variants. The next-gen Polo is probably going to get the same set of petrol engines as the current one.