Volkswagen Polo Isn't Coming To The US

The new Volkswagen Polo

The new Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen has taken the covers off its sixth generation Polo light auto at an event in Berlin, showing both the regular model range as well as the sporty GTI hot hatch.

The new vehicle has grown in nearly every direction and is bigger than ever, with luggage space increased by 25% over the outgoing model, to 351 litres. Speaking to Automotive News, Volkswagen's head of global sales had the following thing to say: "It doesn't make too much sense for us to bring a vehicle like this, which has the substance of a class higher, into a segment that is so price driven in America." .

While under the bonnet of the sixth-gen Volkswagen Polo will be a selection of nine Euro 6 compliant engines.

Not only is the new Polo smart and sophisticated in styling its interior is a class above the supermini norm with the debut of the second generation of Volkswagen's Active Info digital instrument panel.

European drivers will have a choice of petrol engines ranging from a 48kW 1.0-litre three-cylinder up to a 110kW 1.5-litre turbo four-cylinder, or a pair of 1.6-litre turbo diesels with 59kW and 70kW respectively. A surefire talking point will be the so-called "tornado line" that cuts quite the dash along the side of the vehicle, from the indicator repeaters all the way to the rear lights.

It is also wider (+71mm), has a longer wheelbase (+94mm), and wider track front (+62mm) and rear (+49mm).

Inside, the vehicle is much more stylish, with a dashboard you wouldn't be ashamed to invite your friends round to.

This is the R-Line trim and has orange accents to complement the exterior colour.

Not only that, but the Polo Beats is down with the kids thanks to its 16-inch alloys, sports seats, stickers and 300-watt sound system approved by Dr Dre himself.

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