After revealing a few sketches of the all-new Polo sedan a few days ago, VW has now revealed the car in full. The new Volkswagen Polo will go on sale first in the Russian market, and is essentially a liftback sedan based on the Skoda Rapid sold there. This means, the Polo sedan, just like the Russian-spec Skoda Rapid is based on the PQ series platform, instead of the more advanced MQB architecture use newer Volkswagen Group vehicles.
Measuring 4,483mm long, 1,484mm high, the new Polo has a 49mm longer wheelbase than the model it replaces. It also has higher ground clearance of 170mm. Styling at the front follows the latest VW design language, replete with a wide grille, sharp-looking headlamps and chrome bits. It gets a unique but simple design at the back too, and that makes the model look fresh. The rest of the exterior, however, like the doors, glasshouse and roof are shared with the Skoda Rapid. On the inside, the new Polo sedan gets a multi-layered dashboard with a free-standing infotainment screen, with higher variants getting a fully digital instrument cluster.
The new Polo sedan will be available in international markets with two engine options – a 90hp or 110hp, 1.6-litre MPI petrol, and a 125hp 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. The 1.6-litre versions can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed auto, whereas the 1.4 turbo- petrol comes with a 7-speed DSG automatic as standard.
Closer to home, the Volkswagen Polo and Vento will soon go on sale with BS6-compliant petrol engines. Additionally, Volkswagen India is also readying a new Creta rival in the form of Taigun SUV with a market launch scheduled for next year.