The German automaker is looking to reclaim the top spot in the subcompact segment with the approaching introduction of the all-new generation Polo later this year.
The sixth-generation supermini will most likely be revealed for the first time live in front of the worldwide audience of the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and the model has more than four decades of activity behind its back. For the new iteration it will ride on a new architecture – premiered by the Seat Ibiza – complete with upgraded engines, fresh suspension and other technical improvements. Compared to its eight-year old predecessor, it will be larger but lighter. The new Polo will also come with a new styling, allegedly more appealing to due enhanced dynamism – as per sightings of a clay model of the new Polo at Volkswagen’s design headquarters in Germany.
The new Polo uses the A0 version of the MQB architecture developed for the Volkswagen Group’s other models in the segment as well – the Seat Ibiza and upcoming new generation Skoda Fabia. The enhanced dimensions also come with a longer wheelbase and wider tracks, meaning more interior space for both passengers and luggage. The dashboard will be inspired and sourced from the facelifted Golf – with options for the digital instrument display, a new generation of touchscreen infotainment systems, the newest Park Pilot automatic parking and keyless entry.