Volkswagen to reveal new Polo later this week
Volkswagen has announced it will reveal the new 2017 Polo later this week.
The event, which will take place on Friday June 16 at 9:00am GMT, will be broadcast live on YouTube and see the unveiling of the sixth-generation Polo.
Volkswagen's new supermini is likely to be a big competitor for the next Ford Fiesta. Spy shots from various outlets have shown us that the updated design has been inspired by the latest Golf.
According to Motoring.com.au, there'll be a new design for the bumpers, updated headlights, an improved grille and a boxier rear end. It's also likely there'll be a larger amount of cabin space with improved interior quality.
The new Polo will be based on the A0 platform, which has been developed from the Golf's MQB matrix. This will make the supermini stiffer and lighter, with a longer wheelbase and less overhang at each end. The total length of the car will be around the four-metre mark.
There will be a range of engines to choose from, including a 75bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol, a 1.5-litre petrol and a selection of diesels. Gearbox choice will consist of a five-speed manual, six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
There'll also be a new Polo GTI, which will be upgrading to the Golf GTI's 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, producing at least 200bhp.
The new Polo will go on sale in Europe within six months, being followed by the GTI model at a later date.