The new Volkswagen Polo was unveiled live in Berlin ahead of its launch in October. With its new sporty and striking design, the new Polo looks better than ever and a selection of design packages opens up extensive customisation options. The interior of the Polo has also been upgraded: it now features an Active Info Display, a storage compartment for inductive smartphone charging as well as new infotainment systems with up to 8 inch displays. The technical highlights include assistance systems such as “Front Assist” with Pedestrian Monitoring, the optional “Blind Spot” sensor as well as the optional “Park Assist” system.
The tornado line is the first thing to catch the eye. This prominent design line extends from the front side panels along the standard four doors and around the rear of the new Polo. With its long bonnet, the front appears more dynamic and also broader, thanks to its horizontal lines. Its sporty appearance, compact dimensions and short overhangs promise maximum driving enjoyment.
The “Front Assist” assistance system is a standard feature and can support the driver with maintaining the correct distance to the vehicle ahead. When combined with Pedestrian Monitoring, it can detect obstacles that appear without warning and brake the vehicle automatically, within the system’s limits.
The new Polo now features the Active Info Display. Optionally, the analogue speedometer can be replaced with a crystal-clear 26 cm (10.25 inch) screen. This displays the speedometer and odometer along with detailed driving data, the navigation map or various driver assistance systems.