The Polo subcompact model has been refreshed at the start of the year, but already reports are coming in about the next generation of the German model due out sometimes in 2016.

The latest rumors come courtesy of Germany’s well-known Autobild publication, which hints the new generation is definitely ready for a global rollout in 2016, sporting an updated design and more advanced technology to better compete in the segment.

According to Autobild, the future Polo could sway a little more from the lesser Golf styling of today, aiming towards a more dynamic appearance. There would also be improved technology under the hood and inside the cabin. So early in the rumor mill details are relatively scarce, but the German magazine claims the next Polo will have a deeper angled windscreen, a flatter roof and an increased wheelbase for extended rear legroom.

The report also states that the initial launch will encompass the traditional three and five-door hatchback, but after that the family will definitely grow in size, and the possibilities range from an open top Speedster variant to the off-road styled CrossPolo.

The engine line-up is today pure speculation but it could include options from one to two liter petrol engines, with power outputs in between 95 and 230 hp for the gasoline variants. The usual TDIs are not so hard to guess, so we’ll probably have on board the 1.4-liter TDI that develops 75, 90 and 105 hp.

Via Autobild



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