A 2018 looks more chiselled and longer than the current generation and gets sharper cuts and creases all around it. The car's new face looks a lot like the recently unveiled Arteon.
After the variant as well, which is expected to get a more powerful 2.0-litre engine, replacing the current 1.8-litre unit.
To meet tighter emission norms, the new Polo will use a lighter MQB A0 platform, which is said to be 70kg lighter than the one in use. The new platform and the larger dimensions should also help with addressing the issue of rear legroom and make the backseat more spacious.
Volkswagen is expected to showcase the next-gen Polo on its home turf at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.