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      All-new sixth-gen 2018 Volkswagen Polo hatchback & 200-hp Polo GTI revealed



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      Volkswagen unveils the new Polo in Berlin

      New Polo impresses with clear, charismatic design and provides more room for passengers and luggage
      Sixth generation comes with multitude of driver assistance systems
      Broad spectrum of versions: in future including Polo GTI and Polo Beats
      Available for the first time with a natural gas engine

      The new Polo has arrived! Volkswagen is presenting the completely redesigned generation of this best-selling car at a world premiere today in Berlin. With a clear, powerful design, much greater room, more efficient engines and pioneering driver assistance systems, the new Polo is set to continue its story of success. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, explains: "The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong technology. No other car offers so much space for its size. This makes our Polo the number one compact car, and it will remain number one."

      With more than 14 million units sold to date, the Polo is one of the world's most successful compact cars. Including all different versions the Polo has even been sold over 16 million times worldwide. The sixth generation has a fully new exterior design, which makes the car – now as a rule with four doors – appear sportier and more grown up. At the same time, the new Polo has been made bigger than its predecessor in every dimension. As a result, it offers more space for driver and passengers, plus significantly increased boot volume, which has gone up from 280 to 351 litres.

      In unveiling the new Polo, Volkswagen is presenting one of the world's most advanced compact cars. This is reflected in such advanced features as the multitude of driver assistance systems that were previously reserved for the Golf and Passat class. In addition to the three standard Trendline, Comfortline and Highline trim lines, the special edition Polo Beats (with features including a 300-watt sound system) and the sporty top model, the Polo GTI1 (delivering 147 kW / 200 PS), provide added variety. Even the base version of the new Polo, the Trendline, has standard features such as LED daytime running lights with coming-home and leaving-home functions, a speed limiter and the Front Assist area monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring. Prices for the Polo Trendline in Germany start from €12,9751.

      One option again on offer is adaptive cruise control ACC (can now be activated up to a speed of 210 km/h). New options available in the Polo are the Blind Spot Detection lane change system with Rear Traffic Alert, the semi-automated Park Assist system for exiting parking spaces and a ‘manoeuvring function'. The latter provides automatic protection from any bumps while parking. The optional Keyless Access locking and engine starting system, which is also new, can be used to unlock and start up the Polo.

      In addition, the Polo is the first Volkswagen and first Group model at all in which a new generation of the Active Info Display is available. The functionality and ease of use of the digital instruments are something completely new in this segment. At the same time, the Polo has been given the latest generation of infotainment systems with display diagonals ranging from 6.5 to 8.0 inches – glass-encased devices that are as sophisticated as high-end smartphones, giving the interior a technical, clear look.

      A large range of fresh new colours (a total of 14 exterior colours are available) and twelve wheels (14- to 18-inch, some painted in contrasting colour), dashpads in a multitude of décors and eleven different seat covers make the Polo more colourful and more individual. Further personalisation options include full LED headlights, LED tail lights, an Air Care Climatronic system with humidity and sun sensor plus allergen filter, wireless charging for smartphones (optionally including inductive antenna connection), Sport Select running gear with adjustable shock absorbers and one of the biggest panoramic sunroofs in this class.

      In many parts of Europe the new Polo is due to launch before the year is out, with a number of Euro 6 engines being used phase by phase. The range of power output options at the start of sales will extend from 48 kW / 65 PS to 110 kW / 150 PS. For the first time, the Polo will be available with a natural gas engine – the newly developed 1.0 TGI with an output of 66 kW / 90 PS. In addition, there will be a choice of four petrol and two diesel engines, all equipped as standard with start/stop system and regenerative braking mode. Every engine with a power output of 70 kW or above can be combined with a dual clutch gearbox (DSG).




















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      Last edited by Ryukein; 06-16-2017 at 08:07 AM.
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      - Looks great
      - Sucks we don't get it here
      - Millennials suck
      - Took our jerbs

      Also, I love that dash layout / color.

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      Great thread Ryukein! Thanks for bringing us new automotive news first! You're the best
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      Back to a real GTI. Awesome. Love the dash layout as well.

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      Great thread Ryukein! Thanks for bringing us new automotive news first! You're the best
      Is a pineapple involved here?

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      Repost. You've been beaten by a minute.
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      Updated OP with all of the photos
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      That beats audio has to sound amazing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      in before

      - Looks great
      - Sucks we don't get it here
      - Millennials suck
      - Took our jerbs

      Also, I love that dash layout / color.
      Don't forget:

      -I'd buy it
      -Crossovers suck
      -VWoA is stupid
      -It's better than the Golf
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      Quote Originally Posted by acsean792 View Post
      That beats audio has to sound amazing.
      Sarcasm, I'm sure, since Beats is complete garbage in the audio world.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Updated OP with all of the photos
      yeah, no kidding.
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      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      in before

      - Looks great
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      - Millennials suck
      - Took our jerbs

      Also, I love that dash layout / color.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Don't forget:

      -I'd buy it
      -Crossovers suck
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      -It's better than the Golf
      I came here to post ALL of this!

      Hmmm...it is a cute little booger though. I like it!
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      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      Sarcasm, I'm sure, since Beats is complete garbage in the audio world.

      The audio snob in me (degree in audio engineering) makes me want to hate this car so much.
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      Quote Originally Posted by QUIRKiT View Post
      The audio snob in me (degree in audio engineering) makes me want to hate this car so much.
      1 for the treble, 2 for the bass.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      in before

      - Looks great
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      - Millennials suck
      - Took our jerbs

      Also, I love that dash layout / color.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Don't forget:

      -I'd buy it
      -Crossovers suck
      -VWoA is stupid
      -It's better than the Golf
      forgot

      - it looks the same, what changed?

      Oh... it looks the same, what changed?

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      In all honesty, this would be a great replacement for my wife's Beetle, except that the US will never get it.

      And I doubt VW will do this, either:

      http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publi...icle_392.shtml

      ...the first ... prototypes were based on the Polo-chassis, (AO) though a production New Beetle using the Polo chassis was ruled out as the current Polo at the time was not built for US standards.
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      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
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      Don't forget:

      -I'd buy it
      -Crossovers suck
      -VWoA is stupid
      -It's better than the Golf
      +3

      Seriously, the 2.0T in a Polo would be a hoot. Kind of reminds me of a time when the big engines were put in the small cars and they were.....oh dammit what's the word....fun?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Don't forget:

      -I'd buy it
      -Crossovers suck
      -VWoA is stupid
      -It's better than the Golf
      -yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

      -yes, yes, yes, yes

      -yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

      -yes, yes, yes


      I love the vaporware music at @8:00
      very aesthetic! They know who they are marketing to...people like me.
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      No TDI option?

      Super fail.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      No TDI option?

      Super fail.
      In the press release......"

      ".....there will be a choice of four petrol and two diesel engines".

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      This is the result of a lot of top level junior design talent leaving the VW groups small car studios too quickly. This redesign/overlay process has thankfully been shaken up a bit on the upcoming Golf 8, but even that doesn't move the needle as much as it needs to.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Minority5 View Post
      This is the result of a lot of top level junior design talent leaving the VW groups small car studios too quickly. This redesign/overlay process has thankfully been shaken up a bit on the upcoming Golf 8, but even that doesn't move the needle as much as it needs to.

      The Golf, or the Polo for that matter were NEVER about pushing the styling envelop, since most of the efforts were on practicality, engineering, and packaging, so I guess it is a Bauhaus style concept. However, if you want flashy styling generally you would go somewhere else.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dr whos it View Post
      The Golf, or the Polo for that matter were NEVER about pushing the styling envelop
      That's not true at all.
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