13 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

First images of new Polo revealed ahead of 16 June world premiere

2017 Volkswagen Polo preview

Three days before its global unveiling in Berlin, Volkswagen has released a pair of ‘teaser’ images of the new sixth-generation Polo. The company states that the new model is ‘larger, more spacious and more comfortable’, and will ‘continue the success story of the compact model’: over 14 million Polos have been sold since the small VW was launched in March 1975.

‘Confident and sporty’
The teaser images reveal a front grille ‘beak’, with a fill-in panel which extends the bonnet into the front grille, as seen on the larger Passat. There’s a pronounced shoulder line, too, which is perhaps what Volkswagen is referring to in its announcement that the new car makes a ‘confident, sporty and emotional impression’. 



Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design Volkswagen Brand, explained: ‘This Volkswagen can immediately be made out as the original of its class, but also as a completely new generation. A Polo with an expressive design which makes the compact sportier, cleaner and unique within the brand range. This is a car that fits in perfectly with our times – both visually and technologically.’

2017 Volkswagen Polo preview

Not much given away there, then. But what we can also ascertain is that the overall look won’t be too far removed from the current fifth-generation car, which first appeared in 2009. Revisions over those eight years have kept it fresh, while the new car also borrows the ‘Honey Orange’ paint colour from the limited edition Polo ‘Original’ model, built to celebrate 40 years of the Polo in 2015.

‘Charasmatic design’
Promising ‘charasmatic design, increased interior space and numerous technological highlights’, the ‘MQB’ A0 modular platform-based sixth-generation Polo has a lot riding on its newly-pronounced and broader shoulders. Volkswagen is revealing the car on a live telecast on Friday 16 June 2017 from 11.00am-11.45am CEST / 09.00am-09.45am GMT. If you want to watch live, click the language links to take you to the relevant feed: German / English.

Volkswagen is using the hashtag #VWPolo to spread interest in the new model on social media, and as we sadly can’t be in Spandau, we’ll be joining in, so be sure to follow PoloDriver on Twitter at @polodrivercom during the day. And don’t forget to visit PoloDriver.com for full details on the next exciting chapter of the Polo’s story!

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