New Model Volkswagen Polo Could be Headed to Auto Expo 2018!


The current generation Polo has been a hugely successful model for Volkswagen internationally. Apart from winning multiple awards, it spawned the Polo R WRC challenger that won four consecutive world rally titles. Having been around since 2009, the fifth generation Polo has now reached the end of its lifecycle. Development work on the Mk 6 or sixth generation Polo has been on for a while and VW will unveil the production-ready version of the 2018 Polo soon. In India, the new model Volkswagen Polo will be launched in 2018. In this post, here, we have put together all the info available on the new 2018 Volkswagen Polo India Launch, Price and specifications.

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New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India Launch Date

Model Expected Launch Date
2018 Volkswagen Polo India Launch Auto Expo 2018

The next generation Polo could make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. Expect the official launch to take place soon afterwards. Internationally, Volkswagen will unveil the 2018 Polo in June 2017. They have released a new teaser video featuring a camouflaged Polo. European markets are likely to get the new Polo in the second half of 2017.

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The launch of the 2018 Volkswagen Polo in India will be followed by its small SUV and sedan derivatives. Volkswagen has other car launches in the pipeline as well. You can read all about upcoming Volkswagen Cars in India HERE.

New 2018 Volkswagen Polo Price in India

Model Estimated Ex-showroom Price
2018 Volkswagen Polo Base Model Rs. 6.00 lakh
2018 Volkswagen Polo Top Model Rs. 8.50 lakh

Like the current model, the new Volkswagen Polo will not be the most value for money offering. Expect prices to start at about Rs. 6.00 lakh for the base petrol variant. However, VW India did adopt a very aggressive price like they have done in the case of the Ameo. Which is, strangely, cheaper than the Polo hatchback!

New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India Specifications

  Petrol Diesel
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.0 L Petrol 1.5 L Petrol
Power* 75 PS 110 PS
Torque* 120 Nm 250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual 5-speed Manual/7-speed DSG


Volkswagen is said to be working on new petrol engines for the upcoming Polo hatchback. These will include 1.0 L, 1.2 L and 1.5 L units. India is likely to get either the 1.0 L petrol or the 1.2 L petrol. As for the diesel variants, they will continue to draw power from the 1.5 L TDI that does duty on the current car. The specs seen in the table above are estimated figures.

New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India Mileage

  Petrol Diesel
City* 15 KMPL 17 KMPL
Highway* 20 KMPL 23 KMPL
ARAI Overall Mileage* 19-21 KMPL 22-23 KMPL


The introduction of a 1.0 L petrol should help boost the fuel economy of the Polo. The figures you see are estimates. Actual 2018 Volkswagen Polo mileage figures may vary.

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New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India – Exterior Design Review

In typical Volkswagen fashion, the exteriors of the upcoming Polo hatchback will be an evolution of the current car’s design. It will get a new nose with new bumpers and headlamps. However, the overall design, like the current car, will feature clean straight lines. The new generation Polo will be slightly bigger than the current model as well. It will borrow design cues from the latest VW models such as the 2017 Golf and from concepts like the T-Roc and T-Cross Breeze. Premium bits like LED headlamps, LED day lamps and DRLs might be given a miss for the India market to keep costs low.

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Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Concept

New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India – Interior Design Review

Inside, the 2018 Polo will feature an all new cabin. It could borrow design cues from the T-Roc concept. Also, since the upcoming Polo will be bigger than the current car, it will have more interior space. Details are scarce as of now. But we will surely get our hands on more information and spy shots of the upcoming 2018 Volkswagen Polo nearer to its official debut.

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Volkswagen T-Roc Concept Interiors

New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India – Engine and Transmission

For the new 2018, VW will introduce new petrol engines. These will include 1.0 L, 1.2 L and 1.5 L options. However, the Indian market is likely to get either the 1.0 L or the 1.2 L petrol engine. Recently, Volkswagen India launched the Ameo and Vento with the updated 1.5 L diesel engine. The new Polo will also get this engine. Transmission options will include a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes. The automatic transmission on offer will be the 7-speed DSG. The 2018 Polo is based on Volkswagen’s versatile MQB platform. It is lighter and more rigid, which means the Polo should be well sorted in terms of driving dynamics. This platform will also spawn multiple Polo based models including a small SUV and the next generation Vento sedan.

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We will bring you more updates on the new 2018 Volkswagen Polo India launch and price as soon as we get them. Till then, stay tuned to Car Blog India for all the latest car news and reviews.

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