Volkswagen's all-new 2018 Polo has been spied in the metal well ahead of its expected debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new light hatch shows more angular doors, bonnet and boot compared with the current model, but the transformation is modest rather than radical.
Styling has taken a step toward Polo's bigger sister, the Golf, which is expected to arrive in Australia in Mk 7.5 form in the second half of this year. Headlights and front grille have grown in size over the current model.
The new model will be larger, with greater length and width matched to a longer wheelbase and a bigger boot.
Production for the 2018 Polo will reportedly begin next month, with first deliveries for customers in Europe expected before the end of the year.
Further details are slim, but the Polo is expected to pick up new or revised engines - perhaps shared at least in part with the updated Skoda Fabia.
Both three- and five-door bodies are expected to continue, but Australia may only see the five-door version as it does now.
Inside, customers can expect a step-up in quality which may include a digital instrument cluster and a new infotainment system.
Stay tuned for more on the 2018 Volkswagen Polo.
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