The new Volkswagen Polo 2017 is here. This is the sixth-generation of the hatchback and this time it is bigger, spacious, powerful, feature loaded and even fuel-efficient as well. This new hatchback gets multiple changes as VW is looking at enhancing not just the product with some minor changes but so many changes that buyers will want to upgrade this new generation.Volkswagen is looking at setting a new bar with the new Polo. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand: “The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong technology. No other car offers so much space for its size. This makes our Polo the number one compact, and it will remain number one.”

The platform has been changed, new design, more features, space, power. This is looking to take on the competition. It has been a while since the new Polo has been in the news, and several spy shots have been circulating.  Digital instruments, new information and assistance systems. Dr Frank Welsch, Board Member for Development of the Volkswagen Brand: “The new Polo brings the future to the compact class. A whole lot of space – based on the modular transverse matrix – sustainable engines like a new natural gas TGI, the world premiere of a new generation of the Active Info Display, the latest infotainment systems and forward-thinking assistance systems – these qualities enable this Volkswagen to overcome traditional class boundaries.”

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Features

  • ABS
  • Dual airbags
  • ESP
  • Projector headlamps
  • Daytime running LEDs
  • Parking assist
  • Cornering lights
  • Cruise Control 
  • Beats Music System
  • 16-inch tyres
  • 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink

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New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Design

There has been a change in dimensions. The new Polo is now longer by 81mm, wider by 69mm and the wheelbase has seen an increase by 94mm. This all is amazing. As the Polo hasn’t grown a lot in size but on the inside it has seen a major upgrade. The new Polo 2017 is based on the MQB platform, which makes it more agile than ever. The framework has grown in size and the styling is more on an evolution. There are the same VW design elements that can be seen on the new Polo. The new Polo has a lot of its existing elements, but it does look different. The new Polo looks wider than ever.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 sideThe headlamps are now sleek and longer. There are dual barrel projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs in them. The new front bumper looks stylish and and is certainly a new design element. What is more? The side profile looks longer and seems lower. The Polo seems to have grown from the silhouette and it looks more sporty. The design looks premium and it seems to be an all new product, entering a new segment when we talk about the dimensions. The new Polo has 16-inch alloy wheels on offer.

The roof line was made longer and thereby more elegant; it transitions into a roof spoiler at the rear. A fine line on the side body runs parallel to the roof line; it visually lowers the Polo’s centre of gravity. Key detailing of the Polo includes its long line of side windows – the Polo is the only Volkswagen to have a window line that terminates in a rise at both front and rear.

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New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Interior

The interiors of the VW Polo 2017 are all new. This doesn’t just look fresh but they are sporty. The three-tone interiors are black and red. The interiors showcased are for the Polo GTI. The twin dials and the driver information system make up the instrument cluster. The centre console is all new, it gets a 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rectangular AC vents, climate control and then the gear lever. The new features includes keyless entry, push start and stop, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, reverse camera, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP. The other features also include wireless charging for smartphones (optional inductive aerial connection) and one of the largest panoramic roofs in its class (opening is 10 mm wider and 20 mm longer than before). Another available option: the Sport Select running gear with active dampers. The new Polo can be personalised to create an almost unique car by choosing from different trim lines, colours, interiors, wheels and optional features.

The seats have all the three tones too. Volkswagen is also forging new paths in the area of connectivity. Not only are the ‘App Connect’ Car-Net applications (with MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) and ‘Guide & Inform’ available in the Polo. Now there is also the new ‘We by Volkswagen’ – a digital user platform from Volkswagen for all drivers. ‘We by Volkswagen’ will open up another online level of mobility. The horizontal dashboard is slightly angled towards the driver in the middle. This is also true of the centre console with the gear shift grip and the buttons for the various car handling functions.

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New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Engine

There will be an upgrade the current range of engines that will be offered on the new Polo 2017. This will include from the 1.0-litre TSI to the 2.0-litre TSI for petrol and diesel shall be 1.2-litre to 1.6-litre. These options shall be made available depending on the markets. There will be five and six-speed manual transmissions and seven-speed DSGs on offer too. The other aspect of the Polo will the introduction of a petrol hybrid also. This will be a bit later, at the moment the company is working on one and it will be coming in next year only.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 wireless chargingFor India, we expect the 1.0-litre TSI to come in and replace the current 1.2-litre petrol. This will make it an exciting hatchback, but they will detune the engine and make it churn about 80 horses. A 100-110bhp version will also be made on this same engine, which will be for the GT TSI range. As always, it is a bit too early to say more on the exact specifications for India.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Mileage

In terms of mileage, the New Volkswagen Polo 2017 should return about 11km/l in the city for the 1.0-litre petrol and 14km/l on the highway. The diesel will be returning close to 16km/l in the city and 20km/l on the highway.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Mileage in Europe

1.0-litre petrol6 l/100 km
1.5-litre petrol7 l/100 km
2.0-litre petrol9 l/100 km
1.6-litre diesel5 l/100 km


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New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Hybrid

The traffic start-stop will also be there. The mild hybrid, which is there on the Maruti Ciaz and Ertiga diesels, will make it into the VW also. There shall also be cruise control, which might not make it into India. But there will be regenerative braking system, for better mileage.

 New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Competition

The New Volkswagen Polo 2017 will be competing with the Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20 and the Ford Figo. As the new Polo is bigger it will be competing with more premium hatches. The bigger car will mean that it will go head on with the other premium hatchbacks. The current Polo is shorter in length, the new Polo 2017 will complete this task and it will be made available very soon.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 rear motionNew Volkswagen Polo 2017 Launch Date in India

We reckon the new VW Polo will make a debut in India sometime by early 2019, or if we are lucky then late 2018. The company is working on the MQB platform, and the Polo shall be mad eon the MQB A0 for India. This will be a hybrid platform and the company will be working towards making the hatchback more affordable than what it is at the moment, and also better value for money.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Price

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Price in Europe

Base model12,500 Euro


New Volkswagen Polo 2017 Price in India
Varianton-road, Delhi Price
BaseINR 5.5 lakhs
TopINR 9.5 lakhs


It will be a tad difficult to say this, but we reckon the jump in price will be about INR 30,000. The entry-level Polo shall be priced at INR 5.5 lakhs (ex-showroom) and it will go up to INR 9.5 lakhs for the top diesel models. The GT range will be about a lakh more as they will offer more power and even a few extra features also.