The 2017 Volkswagen Polo is confirmed for reveal at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show this year.
The brand is going for fewer powertrain options so as to limit their delivery and offer a choice at different price points.
The Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 is scheduled to take place in September this year. The next generation supermini will have 12 different powertrain options compared to the previous 14. There will be three cylinder as well as four cylinder options to choose from. Volkswagen will also add a hybrid power variant so as to complete the lineup. According to latest update, the new Polo GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine bringing it on par with the Ford Fiesta ST and it should offer an equal competition to their rival.
Despite the industry moving strongly towards an electric only future, the 2017 Volkswagen Polo will not be fully electric. Instead, the brand is going with a hybrid choice for buyers who are conscious of going with an eco-friendly car. The full EV is scheduled for launch in 2020 and those cars will be integrated on platforms that are designed for EVs rather than petrol or diesel engines.
Volkswagen is working on making a smaller version of the MQB platform which will follow the design of SEAT Ibiza and be used in all future compact models the company has to produce. It will reduce the overall weight of the car while offering enough space to mount the battery and give passengers enough legroom. Instead of focusing on any revolutionary changes, the Polo looks a lot like its predecessor and will continue to offer an affordable, compact solution for its longtime buyers.
Being a 2017 model, the automobile brand didn’t experiment too much with it. They are working towards the 2019 goal where all cars are expected to be electric with autonomous driving features. The new Polo features the best in-class infotainment system with upgraded features, advanced drive assistance and a digital instrument cluster that provides all the information you need. A crossover variant based on the 2017 Volkswagen Polo is also in the works which looks like a hatchback with a larger body and some additional components not found in the base model. The specifications, pricing and availability of the car will be known after the Frankfurt show reveal. We still have plenty of months to go and there may be leaked info related to the Polo before the official reveal.