Volkswagen has started the production of its 2017 VW Polo at its plant in Navarra, Spain this month. The German car maker had only premiered its premium hatchback VW Polo’s latest generation only last month.
The first 2017 VW Polo to come out of the girth of the VW group’s Spanish plant was painted with the ‘Orange Energy’ colour. Made in Comfortline trim, the car had a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine paired to the 5-speed manual transmission. Volkswagen is planning to ramp up the production of the 6th gen Polo too 1400 units per day by the end of November this year.
The latest generation of the Volkswagen Polo measures 4053 mm in length, 1751 mm in width and stands tall at 1446 mm. The premium hatchback offers a classing leading wheelbase of 2564 mm which should translate to excellent legroom inside the cabin. The boot space standing at 351 L is also one of the largest in the competing segment. Volkswagen is planning to offer the MQB A0 platform based 6th gen Polo with nine engine options meeting Euro 6 norms in the following variants:
-48 kW (65 PS) 1.0-litre MPI petrol, 5-speed manual transmission
-55 kW (75 PS) 1.0-litre MPI petrol, 5-speed manual transmission
-70 kW (95 PS) 1.0-litre TSI petrol, 5-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission
-85 kW (115 PS) 1.0-litre TSI petrol, 6-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission
-110 kW (150 PS) 1.5-litre TSI Evo petrol, 6-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission
-147 kW (200 PS) 2.0-litre TSI petrol, 6-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission [GTI-only]
-66 kW (90 PS) 1.0-litre TGI CNG-petrol, 5-speed manual transmission
-59 kW (80 PS) 1.6-litre TDI diesel, 5-speed manual transmission
-70 kW (95 PS) 1.6-litre TDI diesel, 5-speed manual transmission/7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission
The all new VW Polo gets a host of features such as a digital instrument cluster, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, lane change system with rear traffic alert, keyless access and engine starting system, semi-automated parking system and a ‘maneuvering function’.
The infotainment system is a touchscreen with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay while the front is garnished by full time LED headlights with cornering function. 18 inch alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof complete rest of the feature list.
While the 2017 VW Polo shall make its sales debut in Spain by October, an Indian launch is currently unlikely.