New-Generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo Gets A Facelift

Apr 27, 2017 07:30 AM EDT | Anthony Hunter


In less than five months, the new-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo may finally make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. It's good news considering that one the automakers smallest offering is in need of a facelift for a long time now. In an effort to envision the new VW Polo before its debut, European artists teamed up to create a handsome rendering of the car.

The new-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo gets a more sophisticated makeover. Even though the car was usually uncovered in South Africa, the new hot rendering purports a top-trim hatch will all the right looks that it needs.

Adopting a few cues from the new Arteon, the Polo's rendering seen on the photos clearly gives the car a major update on the front fascia. The sub-compact hatch receives a dynamic front-end, featuring a LED headlights, large air intakes, chrome trim, and muscular bonnet, together with a clean looking rear that comes with various taillight patterns.

Also, the rear also keeps some of the same smooth characteristics that are found on the current Polo, but it has a more modern makeover. The overall result is beyond expectation.

The 2018 model will use the VW's Group brand new MQB-A0 platform, shared with the newest Seat Ibiza. It will be equipped with a brand new engine, as the current 1.4-liter TSI will be replaced with 1.5-liter TSI petrol units. It will also be joined by the 1-liter 3-cylinder petrol, in many outputs, and by an updated 1.6-liter TDI diesel.

Furthermore, it's still unknown on what will the new Polo looks like until it makes its debut later this year. But it's been already reported that the top-trim GTI spec will likely receive a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces 197 hp (147 kilowatts). The rest of the lineup will have a three- and four-cylinder options.

The 2018 Volkswagen Polo is also expected to gain a larger cabin and a more robust exterior. Pricing details haven't been announced yet but expect Volkswagen to be revealing more details about the new Polo once it's nearing its official debut.


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