The fifth-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. The Mk 6 or the all new Volkswagen Polo 2018 has just been revealed and looks all set to replicate the success story of its predecessors! 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.
New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India Launch Date
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|2018 Volkswagen Polo India Launch||First Half 2018|
There were rumours suggesting the 6th generation Polo would make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, Volkswagen Group will be skipping the event. Which means the new Polo, quite obviously, will not be present at the 2018 Auto Expo. Expect the official launch to take place in the first half of 2018. Internationally, Volkswagen has just got done with revealing the 2018 Polo. European markets are likely to witness the launch of the new Polo in the second half of 2017.
The launch of the 2018 Volkswagen Polo in India will be followed by its small SUV and sedan derivatives. Volkswagen India 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
|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 new 2018 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
|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.
New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India – Exterior Design Review
In typical Volkswagen fashion, the exterior design of the new Mk6 Polo hatchback is an evolution of the current India-spec Polo’s design. It getd a new nose with new bumpers and headlamps. However, the overall design, like the current car, featured clean straight lines. The new generation Polo is slightly bigger than the current India-spec model as well. It borrows 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.
New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India Dimensions
New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India – Interior Design Review
Inside, the 2018 Polo features an all new design. It borrows design cues from the T-Roc concept. Similar to this design study, the Polo’s interior gets exterior body-colored inserts. Also, since the new 2018 Polo is bigger than the 5th generation model, it has more interior space.
New 2018 Volkswagen Polo India – Engine and Transmission
For the new 2018 Polo Mk6, 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.
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.