German automaker Volkswagen (VW) will officially unveil the all-new Polo hatchback tomorrow. To whet appetites ahead of the official reveal, VW has put out a couple of teasers, showing the Polo’s front and rear. The new hatchback will dump the PQ25 platform to move into the MQB platform that VW now uses for almost all of its mass-market global cars. Meanwhile here are the teasers of the all-new 2018 Polo.
As the pictures show, the new Polo will get a completely revised exterior design. The headlamps will look much sharper than ever before and the tail lamps will go LED while retaining the classic lines of the outgoing Polo. The new car is expected to be curvier than before.
The car’s reportedly longer (by 81 mm) and wider (by 69 mm) than the current version. Wheelbase also goes up by a full 94 mm. This should address the issue of cramped interiors that plagued the outgoing version.The new Polo could sit lower though, by nearly 97 mm. Sporty, anyone?
Under the hood, turbo power will be at the forefront given the fact that emission norms around the world are tightening. Both petrol and diesel engines – turbocharged – will be offered on the new car. Expect the entry-level motors to be the 1 liter-3 cylinder TSI petrol and the 1.6 liter TDI diesel. These motors are likely to have multiple states of tune.
While VW could also offer the 1 liter non-turbo MPI petrol engine to keep costs low, that model’s likely to be called the ‘Captain Slow’ special. For those who seek performance, 1.6 liter and 2.0 TSI turbo petrols in powerful states of tune are expected to be offered, however at a later date. Yes, with the GT badge and all.
Manual and twin clutch automatic gearboxes are likely on both petrol and diesel engines. On the inside, expect both comfort and looks to go up by a few notches given the extra space the new car will bring in. A tech packed infotainment unit with Smartphone connectivity and boosted safety features are highly likely on the new car. Stay tuned for more after tomorrow’s unveil, and that includes this car’s Indian prospects!