All-New 2017 VW Polo Aims To Conquer The Supermini Class [85 Pics + Video]

VW has pulled the wraps off the all-new Polo supermini, with the sixth-generation now being bigger, more technologically advanced and fuel efficient than before.

Based off the MQB A0 platform, VW’s new supermini model is now the largest Polo ever, measuring 4,053mm long and coming with a 94mm longer wheelbase, with obvious benefits to the cabin space. Even the boot volume is now 25 percent bigger, at 351lt of capacity.

VW has also added a range of assistance systems, usually found on bigger segments, as standard to the new Polo. These include the Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, a speed limiter and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The new Polo can also be optioned with features like an Active Cruise Control (which on DSG-equipped models includes the Stop&Go function), Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert and Park Assist.

The biggest surprise comes once you open the door, as VW has given the new Polo a fresh-looking interior, with the dashboard design being completely new and aimed to offer a better view of the digital displays and controls to the driver.

Speaking of which, the new VW Polo is the first model to come with the second-generation of the company’s Active Info Display, with the optional digital instruments offering more info, better graphic clarity and a more logical structure. The latest glass-surfaced generation of infotainment systems is also present, with entry-level models getting a 6.5-inch display as standard.

As for the engine range, the all-new VW Polo will eventually be offered with nine engines. The range will kick-off with the 1.0-litre petrol which will be offered in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions, starting from 65PS and up to 115PS. The new 1.5-litre TSI will also be on offer, featuring a cylinder deactivation system and 150PS while the new Polo GTI will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol with 200PS, enabling it for a 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds.

The diesel range will be comprised by two versions of the 1.6-litre TDI, with 80PS and 95PS. Models with 93PS and over will also be available with an optional DSG transmission.For the first time in a Polo, VW will also offer a natural gas engine, the newly-developed 1.0 TGI with 90PS.

The new compact model will be available in five trim levels, with the familiar Trendline, Comfortline and Highline welcoming the new Beats and R-Line versions. Customers will be able to choose from 14 exterior colors, 12 wheel designs (ranging from 14- to 18-inch), 13 different decors for the dashboard and 11 different seat covers.

VW will launch the new Polo in most key European market by the end of the year at ‘extremely attractive pricing’, which in Germany starts at 12,795 euros and with Front Assist as standard.

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