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New Volkswagen Polo 2017 REVEALED – Everything you need to know about the new supermini

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Volkswagen Polo 2017 revealed today in Berlin

The sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo 2017 debuted today in Berlin at an official event which was live-streamed on their website. 

They revealed the new line-up of cars which included a GTi version and a gas-powered variant. 

Polo will cost from €12,975 in Germany available with one of nine different Euro 6 engines. 

Of the nine engines, six will be petrol engines ranging in power with 1.0-lire engines ranging in power from 65-115bh and a 1.5-litre 150bhp version.

There will be two 1.6-litre diesel engines with 80 and 95bhp respectively. 

The newly added GTi will be powered by a 2.0-litre 200bhp powertrain and for the first time ever the Polo will be available with a TGi natural gas engine producing 90bhp.

The latest edition of the Polo is bigger and better equipped than its predecessor. 

It is the largest Polo ever and is  4,053 mm long and has 94 mm longer wheelbase which is said to improve ride and comfort. 

New LED lighting signature and headlamp deign distinguishes the car from the previous generation. 

The bumper has been redesigned including a larger air intake and splitter and VW has elongated the car’s bonnet making it resemble the new Tiguan SUV. 

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Volkswagen Polo will also come with a Beats version

The rear has been redesigned with a bold defined line dissecting the boot design which wraps around the side of supermini. 

Boot volume has also increased by 25 per cent to 351-litres.

New driver assistance systems have been added including Front Assist, Blind Spot Detection, ACC and LED headlights like in the Golf class.

There is five equipment versions and three packages for the car including Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, GTI, R-Line and  Beats.

The base version Trendline still features LED daytime running lights, speed limiter, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring.

It will cost from €12,975 for the Trendline. 

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A high performance GTI version of the car will be available too

Polo Beats returns with the latest edition of the car featuring a high-end audio system on board, larger 16-inch wheels, painted black mirror hopings and Beats decals across the car. 

Interior is beautifully modern and sharp and the combination of the virtual cockpit and infotainment system is unlike any car in this market segment. 

The car’s unveiling also coincided with the world premiere of a new Active Info Display which is easier to use before and can be controlled through the steering wheel. 

Of all the new version of the Polo the GTi is possibly the most anticipated. 

This sporty top model will now be powered by a 2.0-litre TSI with an output of 147 kW / 200 PS. 

As a classic GTi it features the typical red stripe on the radiator grille and other sporty exterior tweaks to add to its more dynamic character. It will it on 17-inch alloy wheel and features specially design bodykit and bumper. 

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The car will cost from €12,975 in Germany

There are 14 body colours and 13 dashpad colours to personalise the hatchback. 

It is fresh, modern and bold and should improve driver attention and engagement. 

The latest generation of infotainment systems with display diagonals ranging from 6.5 to 8.0 inches – glass-encased devices that are as sophisticated as high-end smartphones

These systems can come with MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to offer better smartphone app integration. 

Keyless Access system will be added to the Polo as will Wireless smartphone charging.

Powertrain options 

Natural gas

1.0 TGI with 66 kW / 90 PS1/2, 5-speed gearbox


1.0 MPI with 48 kW / 65 PS1/2, 5-speed gearbox

1.0 MPI with 55 kW / 75 PS1/2, 5-speed gearbox

1.0 TSI with 70 kW / 95 PS1/2, 5-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG

1.0 TSI with 85 kW / 115 PS1/2, 6-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG

1.5 TSI with 110 kW / 150 PS1/2, 6-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG

2.0 TSI with 147 kW / 200 PS1/2, 6-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG


1.6 TDI with 59 kW / 80 PS1/2, 5-speed gearbox

1.6 TDI with 70 kW / 95 PS1/2, 5-speed gearbox / 7-speed DSG

Over 14 million Volskwagen Polo’s have been sold worldwide since it first went on sale 40 years ago in 1975. 

It is VW’s second best selling model behind the Volkswagen Golf and is a market leader in western Europe and China.

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