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Volkswagen has revealed the sixth generation Polo, which is one of the world's most successful compact cars with more than 14 million units sold.

19 Jun 2017 | International News : Germany

With more than 14 million units sold, the Volkswagen Polo is one of the world's most successful compact cars. Now, a completely new generation of the best-seller is launching in three familiar trim lines - Trendline, Comfortline and Highline - as well as a Beats special edition with a sound system configured for contemporary sound. Another version that appears from the start on the new car's life is the Polo GTI.

The successful Polo Beats has been designed to target younger customer groups
Several packages are also being offered in the form of R-Line, Black and Style. The R-Line makes the Polo even more dynamic with features such as 16-inch alloy wheels, a big, sporty front bumper and at the rear a diffuser with chrome trim and a roof spoiler.

Even the base version of the new Polo, the Trendline, is well-equipped and has standard features such as LED daytime running lights with coming-home and leaving-home functionality, a speed limiter and the Front Assist area monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring. 14-inch rims come standard on the Trendline.

On the Comfortline trim level, additional details are added such as the Composition Colour infotainment system, climatic air-conditioning, Driver Alert system, centre armrest, seat covers in knitted velvet, front and rear electric windows with one-touch control, and a multi-function steering wheel. Also standard are 15-inch wheels.

Customers who choose the Highline get Park Distance Control, white LED background lighting (front doors and instrument panel), a multi-function steering wheel in combination with a leather-trimmed gear shift lever and brake lever, and 15-inch alloy wheels. A new edition of the successful Polo Beats has been designed to target younger customer groups. It has a sound system by legendary U.S.A headphone producer Beats, as well as a host of other features.

The new Polo GTI comes with a specially designed bumper with integrated spoiler lip and fog lights as standard
Exterior features of the Polo Beats include 16-inch alloy wheels, black painted exterior mirror housings, decorative decals on the bonnet and roof, and Beats badging on the B-pillars. Inside, the Beats model is customised with features such as a dashpad painted in Velvet Red and sport seats with specially designed covers. The sound system can be ordered as an option in other models.

Rounding out the model range at the top is the new Polo GTI. This sporty top model will now be powered by a 2.0-litre TSI with an output of 197bhp (previously 1.8-litre TSI with 189bhp). Matching the engine's high output are the standard sport chassis and the optional Sport Select chassis. At the front, the most powerful Polo stands out by virtue of features such as a specially designed bumper with integrated spoiler lip and fog lights as standard.

The Polo GTI also has standard 17-inch alloy wheels (18-inch optional), side sill extensions and brake calipers that are painted red. Inside, the 197bhp Polo also offers unique characteristics that are typical of a GTI. They include sport seats with the legendary Clark tartan pattern, a multi-function leather-trimmed sport steering wheel with red stitching, roof lining and roof pillars in black, and a GTI gear shift grip.

Inside, the Polo GTI features a multi-function leather-trimmed sport steering wheel with red stitching
The new Polo will arrive in the markets of most European countries in 2017, and it will launch successively with nine Euro 6 engines. The power range at market launch is between 64bhp and 148bhp. For the first time, the Polo is also available with a natural gas engine - the newly developed 1.0 TGI with an output of 89bhp. Four petrol and two diesel engines are also available. The petrol engines range from the 1.0 MPI with 64bhp to the brand new 1.5 TSI EVO with cylinder deactivation and 148bhp.

The Polo is launching with diesel versions (TDI) with outputs of 79bhp and 94bhp. All of these models are equipped with a stop-start system and a regenerative braking mode. Starting from an output of 94bhp, all engines may be combined with a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). The GTI rounds out the range of the Polo family as a highlight. As previously noted, the TSI in the Polo GTI develops an output of 197bhp.
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