2018 Volkswagen Polo officially revealed

At an official event in Berlin on Friday evening, Volkswagen officially revealed the 6th generation, 2018 Polo.

The all new Polo looks radically different from the previous model. It features new, Golf-like styling and bigger dimensions – the Polo is now 81mm longer and has an overall wheelbase just 66mm shorter than a MK5 Golf (a car in a completely different segment). It also features a bigger boot, which has grown from 280 to 351 litres.


A variety of engines will be available in the new Polo. At the bottom of the range are two 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol engines producing 48kW and 55kW, which will be available exclusively with a 5-speed manual. Above that are 2 more 1.0L 3-cylinder petrols with outputs of 70kW and 85kW, paired to a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or an optional 7-speed dual clutch auto. At the top of the range are a 110kW 1.5L petrol taken from the Golf and a 147kW 2.0L petrol, the latter which will power the GTI. In addition, a 59kW 1.6L 4-cylinder diesel paired to a 5-speed manual and a 70kW 1.6L 6-speed manual/7-speed DSG will also be offered for diesel buyers. All models will be front wheel drive, with an AWD model believed to be in the pipeline with the MQB-A0 platform.


Inside, the new Polo is full of tech. It features a centre glossy infotainment screen with sizes ranging from 6.5 to 8 inches, and VW/Audi’s signature Active Info Display digital instrument cluster. Safety wise, there is City Emergency Braking (aka AEB), Pedestrian Monotoring, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and park assist. Further, similarly to the MK5 Polo, a special Beats variant will be offered alongside the Comfortline, Trendline, Highline and GTI, featuring a 300-watt speaker system and a red stripe among other things.


What do you guys think of the new Polo? Let me know down below!

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