Marcus De Guzman / Volkswagen | May 05, 2017 10:49
Sixth-gen Volkswagen Polo to get evolutionary design, lighter MQB platform
Several months ago, what appeared to be the next-generation Volkswagen Polo was spotted undisguised in South Africa. If the images were to be believed, then it looks like the all-new Polo will adopt an evolutionary design, rather than a revolutionary one.
Fast forward to today, and Volkswagen officially revealed the sixth-gen Polo albeit in prototype form. It appears the Wolfsburg-based automaker is not yet ready to fully unveil the all-new perennial hatchback but based on the video provided, the new Polo will get some minor revisions.
Starting with the front fascia, the sixth-gen Polo gets a new set of headlights along with a slightly tweaked front bumper and grill design. Also making their way in the all-new hatchback are the new alloy wheels.
The rear is heavily camouflaged but we do get to see what look to be a revised set of taillights. This correlates with the previously leaked photos which show that the new taillights now cut into the tailgate, giving it an edgier appearance.
Beyond that, Volkswagen did confirm that the next-gen Polo will sit on the new MQB platform. With it, it's highly likely that the new Polo will grow in size. On the flipside, the lightweight platform could mean that the hatchback will also shed some weight in the process. The exact engine lineup has not yet been announced but an array of three- and four-cylinder engines are expected to be available in the all-new Polo.
The sixth-gen Volkswagen Polo could make its world debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.