Volkswagen has revealed the all-new Polo Sedan. Sadly, it's for the Russian car market only. Should it come to South Africa?
Volkswagen Russia has released the official details of its new-generation Polo Sedan. It's being offered in that market with a choice of trim levels and several engine outputs. A manual gearbox, 6-speed automatic and 7-speed DSG are offered too. Mechanically, the new Polo sedan will be powered by two versions of VW’s 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, good for either 66- or 80 kW. There will also be a 1.4 TSI engine, producing 92 kW.
The new-generation Volkswagen Polo sedan is longer, wider and higher than the outgoing model and Volkswagen claims the boot space has grown by 90 litres to 550 litres total capacity. Interestingly, Volkswagen says the newcomer boasts a ground clearance of 170 mm to cope with poor quality roads and the vehicle features a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Inside, there's a new seat design, new multifunction steering wheel and the top-spec model gains a digital dashboard and quality infotainment system. It appears Apple CarPlay comes with this model too. In terms of safety, there are 2 airbags, with the option of additional units. There's a very clever boot mechanism which opens like a hatchback, but the vehicle retains its sedan looks.