The eternal supermini comes in new generation clothes, and it’s now longer and lower for a sleeker look than its predecessor – albeit the sixth generation Polo still looks like a facelift even though it’s been cooked up from the ground up.
We’re still pretty sure its traditional clients won’t mind the subtle upgrade, given the technical perks. It sports – just like its brother from another brand, the Seat Ibiza – the flexible MQB platform build for a more spacious cabin, with a 92 mm longer wheelbase and a cargo space that jumped 71 liters to a total of 351 liters. Choices are also extensive – VW sells 14 body paints, eight dashboard colors, three packages, 12 wheel designs, 11 seat covers, two interior trims, and four trim levels: Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, and the Beats special edition. The feisty GTI is coming before the start of 2018 with a large turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline packing 200 horsepower (147 kilowatts). An interesting premiere is the first-ever natural gas version with a 1.0-liter TGI engine producing 90 hp (66 kW).
Diesel versions are still the bulk of sales for the Polo in Europe – 1.6-liter TDI gets 80 hp (59 kW) or 95 hp (70 kW) versions, while the gasoline variants are more extensive – from three-cylinder 1.0-liter TSI with 115 hp (85 kW) to the new 1.5-liter TSI with 150 hp (110 kW) and cylinder deactivation system. The VW Polo packs inside the second generation Active Info Display, all digital instrument cluster, complimented by full-LED headlights, 300-watt Beats sound system, wireless charging, as well as a range of safety and assistance kit gained from the Golf.