The Volkswagen Polo is due to get its imminent update. But with Volkswagen’s recent announcement regarding the Vento and Rapid and how those models will come in by 2020, we know that the launch of the new Polo is far. The 2020 Polo will come next to next year.

Importantly, there are rumors of it not to be based on the MQB platform. These rumors are false. The car will be built on the highly localized MQB A0 IN platform. Localized does not mean cheap, it means better quality at lower costs. The platform will be made using the local vendors for part and to keep the cars cost low. Additionally, this platform is also expected to underpin the production version of the Polo based T-Cross SUV that will be unveiled next year.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 motion

The new Polo which debuted and went on sale this year in Europe will be the same car coming to India. The 2020 Volkswagen Polo will be the biggest and most advanced update to the car. The new Polo with its increased proportions goes up to rival its bigger brother, the Golf in size.

2020 Volkswagen Polo Features

The car has been equipped with latest features for both exterior and interiors of the car. For exteriors, it gets main features like converging headlamps, flatter roof, and revised bumpers. Interior facelift will include LED headlamps, Audi’s virtual cockpit display, automatic headlamps, DRLs and pedestrian detection. Both these features will make the 2020 Volkswagen Polo a better option among the hatchback buyers to consider. Wireless charging too could come with this car. The Polo has always had segment-first features.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 interior dashboard

 

The current cars features will continue on the 2020 Volkswagen Polo. Some of the current features include cruise control, one-touch up and down mirrors, automatic climate control, rain sensing wipers, cooled glove-box and electronically dimming rear view mirror.

2020 Volswagen Polo Specifications

The 2020 Volkswagen Polo will get the sporty exhaust with sharp lights, giving the car an aggressive look. The top end version will get black additions with a black spoiler, sides, rears, and bumpers. The 2020 Polo will also get dual tone interiors with body color accents continuing inside the car. The 2020 Volkswagen Polo will get the option of 17-inch or 18-inch alloys depending on the chosen model. These tyres could mean the 2020 Volkswagen would have bigger tyres than the Hyundai Creta. The current car offers up to 16-inch alloys. The overall length of the car is also going to increase too. But it shall stay as a sub-four meter car. There will be better space in the rear too. The current Polo has terrible rear seat space.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 rear

Polo will be available in four models – 1.0-litre petrol and Turbo petrol and 1.5-litre petrol and diesel. However, for a change, the new Polo will come with two power outputs supporting the engine. The 1.0-litre petrol will produce 65bhp and 115Nm torque and the other Turbo petrol version will produce 95bhp and 115Nm of torque.

Mileage

The mileage is reported to be around 18km/l for city and 20km/l for highways in the diesel variants. The petrol variant will have a lower mileage of around 14km/l for the city and up to 16km/l for the highway.

Price

With the localized MQB platform in place the price will be in check. The 2020 Volkswagen Polo will be priced from around 6 to 11 lakhs. Volkswagen has always put its cars on a higher price point than it’s rivals and it will keep on with this trend.

New Volkswagen Polo 2017 rear motion

Competition

With the new 2020 Volkswagen Polo and even the new Fabia we will see these cars from the Volkswagen Group take on the likes of the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Swift, new-generation Honda Jazz and the Ford Figo.

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Summary

The Volkswagen Polo is due to get its imminent update. But with Volkswagen’s recent announcement regarding the Vento and Rapid and how those models will come in by 2020, we know that the launch of the new Polo is far. The 2020 Polo will come next to next year.

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