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.