This isn’t the first time we see the new generation Polo. Moreover, the car has been spotted totally undisguised, so the spy photo you see here seems almost pointless. Still, the car manufacturer released a video of the upcoming 2018 Volkswagen Polo, which should be revealed this June and officially introduced at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show in September.
VW’s sixth-generation subcompact will ride on the MQB platform. The architecture is highly flexible, so it can easily underpin everything starting from the 2018 Polo to the cozy three-row Atlas. Aside it’s very stretchable the platform will also shed some weight as well. It’s not official yet, but the latest reports suggest that the new generation model should lose at least 150 pounds.
The 2018 Volkswagen Polo will get several new engines as well. The current 1.4-liter TSI unit should be replaced by the 1.5-liter TSI, which comes in two variants (128 and 148 hp). The redesigned car will probably feature a new entry-level engine. That’s a 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit, which gets multiple outputs (64, 74, 94 and 113 HP). However, the most interesting version will be the all-new 2018 Polo GTI that’s going to replace the current 189 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque strong 1.8-liter engine with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. The new topping mill will deliver over 200 horsepower without any doubt.
Styling wise, the next-generation VW Polo appears to be a bit larger for its predecessor. To be more precise, the car is both wider and longer, so it should provide more space inside. Speaking of the cabin, the subcompact would also get a totally new look of the dashboard along with a digital instrument display and large touchscreen infotainment screen. Plus, the manufacturer will add some active safety features.
Since the German car manufacturer prepares to offer the all-new T-Roc crossover in the United States, it’s quite clear that they have no plan to add the 2018 Volkswagen Polo. If you ask us, we would like to just see the GTI model, but this won’t happen at all.