Largest Polo ever debuts in Europe
Expected to land in Australia later in the year, the 2018 Volkswagen Polo is significantly larger than the outgoing model with Volkswagen stretching the car by 81mm.
It is also wider (+71mm), has a longer wheelbase (+94mm), and wider track front (+62mm) and rear (+49mm).
Volkswagen tell us these extra dimensions deliver a more spacious interior and better on-road characteristics.
There’s also a completely new interior – highlighted by the inclusion of a digital cockpit (as seen below).
Safety hasn’t been forgotten with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring being offered as standard across the range in Europe.
If this carries through to Australia it will be only the second car in the light segment to boast these technologies as standard (alongside Mazda2).
While under the bonnet of the sixth-gen Volkswagen Polo will be a selection of nine Euro 6 compliant engines.
Those engines include a 48kW 1.0 litre petrol, a 1.0 litre natural gas engine, and the sporty Polo GTI will boast a 147kW output.
We will keep you updated with further news, including Australian availability, pricing and specification details as they come to hand in our Volkswagen Polo News section.