2018 Volkswagen Polo – The sixth-generation VW Volkswagen Polo will make its debut on Friday, but previously, the German carmaker has released a new compact teaser.
Both images give us a glimpse of the Polo’s front and back, both of which match the untouched Polo test mulch taken by our previous spy photographer. The new face has a sleeker profile headlamp with an integrated LED light bar, which spans into a single slat grille.
Also visible here is a prominent line on the bonnet, which somewhat extends to the lattice section, something also seen in Arteon. Polo’s rear shot reveals an additional line of profiles that pass through the door handle as it heads toward the backlight. The so-called back light is also a new design that is more striking in appearance with 3D graphics effects in it.
Announcing the teaser today, Klaus Bischoff, head of design for the Volkswagen brand, claims that the new Polo has an “expressive design that makes sportier compact, clean and unique within the reach of the brand”, which is “in line with our times – both visually and technically”.
Under the skin, the new Polo uses the A0 variant of the Volkswagen Group’s MQB components mounted for front wheel vehicles and rear wheels with transversal engines. MQB-A0 debuted with the latest Seat Ibiza, and will eventually be used for the next generation Skoda Fabia.
The company claims the new Polo will not only show “a lot of technological spotlight”, but also “an increase in interior space”.
If the new Ibiza is something to go through, the next-generation Polo is about the same length as a four-meter-long car today, but it gets wider, getting almost 100mm on the hip.