German carmaker Volkswagen is set for the world premiere of its new Polo hatchback on Friday, June 16 in Berlin. The global debut of the new Polo will be telecasted live across the world from 9 am GMT (2.30 pm IST).
Volkswagen has already kick-started its teaser campaign for the new Polo. While the earlier teasers showed camouflaged prototypes of the new model, some parts of the hatchback have been revealed in the recent teaser images. Here we take a look at what we know so far about the new Polo.
The new Polo hatchback is based on the company's lighter MQB platform. The current model of the Polo was built on the PQ25 platform. The new Polo is longer and wider than the outgoing model and measures 4,053mm in length, 1,751mm in width, 1,446mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,564mm.
The hatchback is expected to be available in both petrol and diesel mills. A couple of turbo-charged petrol engines--1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder and the 1.5-litre TSI Evo four-cylinder petrol mills-- are also on the cards. A naturally aspirated 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine is also likely to make it to the new Polo along with a 1.6-litre TDI four-cylinder diesel engine option.
On the exterior, the new Polo is likely to flaunt a new bumper along with restyled front grille and fog lamps. The angular headlamp of the new Polo is expected to get daytime running lights while the grille is likely to have chrome touching. Changes are also likely at the rear. The diamond cut alloy wheels might make the list along with a slew of features onboard, such as new touchscreen infotainment systems with smartphone, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
So far, there is no word on the launch of the new Polo in India.