Volkswagen might have launched the MY2014 upgrade for the Polo with subtle changes to the interior and exterior. But, we know that the German carmaker will launch a new Polo built on the MQB platform sometime in 2016, a source has spilt the beans as to what to expect.
It is rumoured that the new Polo will get sporty styling with a tinge of mature lines. The new car will get a longer wheelbase, flat roof and steeply raked windscreen. Based on the MQB platform it is expected to come out in three- and five-door hatchback models, but more body styles on this chassis is a possibility. It is certain that the new Polo will get its sedan version; a crossover based on the same for emerging markets cannot be ruled out either.
It will get a host of petrol engines – 1.0-litre TSI, 1.4-litre, 1.8-litre and 2-litre in capacity. The source also claims there will be only a single diesel engine option - a 1.4-litre TDI mill. It will get a five-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed DSG paired to perform the transmission duties.
The Polo, has been one of the most successful models in Volkswagen’s product portfolio in modern times. It is often referred to as the world’s favourite supermini. In India, the Polo hasn’t tasted the success it deserves, it is much underrated and VW India will look to address this with the 2016 model. Expect it to reach our shores under six months from the date of its global unveiling.