Volkswagen is indeed busy working on the next-generation Polo after what appear to be photos of the all-new hatchback recently surfaced on the web. Supposedly spotted in South Africa, the 2017 Polo adopts an evolutionary design while at the same featuring subtle new exterior features.
At the front, the 2017 Polo gets more oval-shaped headlights, along with a reworked front grill that comes with chrome strips and a large VW logo. Also present are what appear to be new foglights, as well as a reshaped front bumper.
Around the back, the familiar taillights get a mild redesign as they now cut into the tailgate itself. Other than that, almost everything appears to have been carried-over from the current model.
Photos of the interior were not available but reports suggest that the next-gen Polo will have better materials and features. These may include an all-digital instrument panel and a new touchscreeen infotainment.
Apparently, the 2017 Polo will sit on a smaller platform based off the MQB. This will result in a more spacious cabin while reducing the car's overall weight thanks to the use of lighter materials. As for powertrain options, the new Polo could become available with an array of three- and four-cylinder engines. A hybrid model may also be released while the top-spec GTI could be propelled by a 2.0-liter turbo that can produce up to 200 PS.
It is expected that the all-new Polo may debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.