With a clear and powerful design, much more space, more efficient engines and pioneering driver assistance systems, the sixth generation of the VW Polo was presented in Berlin and is ready to continue the success story of this model.
With more than 14 million units sold to date, the Polo, which is manufactured at the Volkswagen plant in Navarra, is one of the most successful compact cars in the world. Adding up all its different versions, more than 16 million units have been sold worldwide.
The sixth generation has a completely new exterior design, which makes the car - available only in a four-door version - into a more sporty and adult model. At the same time, the new Polo is larger than its predecessor in all its dimensions. Consequently, it offers more space for the driver and passengers, as well as a significantly larger boot volume, from 280 to 351 liters.
With the premiere of the new Polo, Volkswagen has unveiled one of the most advanced compact cars in the world. This is reflected in some of its more cutting-edge features, such as the multitude of driver assistance systems it incorporates, elements that were previously reserved for the Golf and Passat class. In addition, the standard Edition, Advance and Sport trim levels and the top-of-the-range sports model, the Polo GTI1 (delivering 200 hp), add further variety.
Even the basic version of the new Polo, the Edition, has standard equipment such as LED daytime running lights with Coming Home and Leaving Home lighting functions, a speed limiter and the Front Assist area monitoring system with Emergency Brake in City and Pedestrian Monitoring.
One option that is back on offer is ACC adaptive cruise control (which can now be activated at speeds of up to 210 km / h). New options available for the Polo include the lane change system and the Blind Spot Detection assistant, parking exit assistant, or the semi-autonomous Park Assist system for entering and leaving parking spaces with braking function. when maneuvering. The latter offers automatic protection against any collision during parking maneuvers. The optional Keyless Access engine lock and start system, which is also new, can be used to open and start the new Polo without the need for a key.
In addition, the Polo is the first Volkswagen and the first model in the Group to have the new generation of the Digital Cockpit available. The functionality and ease of use of the new digital instruments is completely unheard of for a car in this segment. At the same time, the Polo benefits from the latest generation of infotainment systems, with screens between 6,5 and 8,0 inches, glass devices as sophisticated as a high-end smartphone, which give the interior a technical and cleansed.
In many parts of Europe, the new Polo will be launched before the end of the year. Several Euro 6 engines will be used in each phase. The different power options available at the time of its release on the market will range from 65 hp1 to 115 hp1. For the first time, the Polo will be available with a natural gas engine, the newly developed 1.0 TGI, delivering 90 hp1.
In addition, the vehicle can be equipped with four gasoline engines and two diesel engines, all of them equipped as standard with a Start-Stop system and braking energy recovery mode. Engines with a delivery above 70 kW1 can be combined with a double clutch gearbox (DSG).
The new VW Polo will arrive in Argentina next summer.