Volkswagen is preparing the next generation Polo with design inspired by the Golf Mk VI. It will be bigger, better built and with an advanced engine range. The new Polo will go on sale in late 2008 and will compete with Ford Fiesta and Honda Jazz.
The 2009 Polo will feature sporty headlights and a neat twin-slat grille, while the whole look is finished off by Tiguan-style tail-lamps. It will have a length of almost 4 meters, being in this way larger inside. It will also have a higher roof.
Petrol engines will include a 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit developing 60bhp or 70bhp; an 85bhp 1.4 four-cylinder; and a 105bhp 1.2 super-turbo. There will also be a smooth new 1.6-litre common-rail TDI diesel, tuned to produce 75bhp, 90bhp or 105bhp. A Bluemotion model, with an 80bhp 1.4-litre TDI unit, will be offered, too, and all powerplants will meet Euro V emissions regulations. At the top of the line-up, hot hatch fans will be excited by a new flagship GTI powered by a 170bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged TSI motor.