The German producer has decided to release the new Volkswagen Polo 2018 earlier. Even if everybody was expecting to see it at Frankfurt Auto Show this autumn, the big event recently happened in Berlin. In front of 400 journalists all over the world, this new car revealed its features.
Volkswagen Polo was always a successful car that became very popular over the years. However, this new version is completely new featuring many significant changes. In fact, it represents the sixth series, using the newest Volkswagen platform, MQB Ao. This platform the company’s strategy for shared modular construction of its transverse, front-engined, front-wheel drive (optional four-wheel drive) automobiles.
The idea behind this new Volkswagen Polo 2018 was to build a stronger sports car, more masculine in order to answer customers’ present needs. Did they succeed? Well, let’s see what are the landmarks for this car.
The 5 models for new Volkswagen Polo 2018
Firstly, we need to point out that this car comes in 5 different versions:
Thus the intention of the producers is to please various categories of customers. This refers both to financial aspects and people’s expectations on anew car.
1. Trendline model starts from 12800 euros and it provides a few safety related measures. Therefore, it features a speed limiter and the Front Assist area monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring.
2. Comfortline model adds some details such as infotainment Color Composition system, new air conditioner system (Climate Control) or driver’s allert system. Also, it features comfortable central car armrest, one touch electric windows and multifunction steering wheel. The latter lets you take control of the radio, your music and your phone without taking your hands off the wheel.
3. Highline model provides PDC (Partial Distance Control) LED lights for the front doors and control panel, multifunctional steering wheel.
4. Beats model was a huge success, That is why it made the produces come up with a new version for younger customers. It brings body stripes, side skirts and tinted windows. Moreover, it provides a silver centre console surround, patterned seats and LED footwell lighting. However, probably the best feature is an upgraded seven-speaker stereo – complete with sub-woofer in the spare wheel well. Thus, the system features a 300-watt, eight-channel amplifier compared with the 80-watt system in the Match-spec Polo.
5.GTI model completes the Volkswagen Polo top in terms of performance and style. This car features sporting classic red accents and honeycomb grille – the gripping traction control and more powerful turbocharged engine. A larger, more powerful 1.8 litre TSI turbocharged engine produces 141kW of power, accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 6.7 seconds.
Other features for Volkswagen Polo 2018
The new Volkswagen Polo 2018 suggests 9 engine variants and drive versions.
1.0 TGI with 66 kW / 90 PS, 5-speed gearbox
1.0 MPI with 48 kW / 65 PS, 5-speed gearbox
1.0 MPI with 55 kW / 75 PS, 5-speed gearbox
1.0 TSI with 70 kW / 95 PS, 5-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG
1.0 TSI with 85 kW / 115 PS, 6-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG
1.5 TSI with 110 kW / 150 PS, 6-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG
2.0 TSI with 147 kW / 200 PS, 6-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG
1.6 TDI with 59 kW / 80 PS, 5-speed gearbox
1.6 TDI with 70 kW / 95 PS, 5-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG
As far as the interior is concerned, Volkswagen Polo 2018 provides the Composition Colour Infotainment System, with a 6 inch Active Info Display, wireless charger for smartphones, Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay.
The new Volkswagen Polo is not different regarding the dimensions. Thus, it is only 7 cm wider than the previous model. However, the length is the same. But the produces chose to optimize the interior. The back seat has a lot of space now and the luggage carrier is larger (from 280 to 351 l)
The new Volkswagen Polo 2018 will be available in 14 colors and twelve wheels types (14- to 18-inch, some painted in contrasting colour). Also, it comes with dashpads in 13 different decors, two interior trim versions and eleven different seat covers.
Certainly, this car is extremely promising, as far as both quality and price are concerned.