A traditional booted version will be available as three and five-door version for markets in Asia, Russia and surprise, surprise...the US.

On the market since 2001, the current VW Polo will be replaced with the fifth generation model in spring 2009. It is speculated that VW will introduce new variants of the popular hatchback starting with a coupe-like fastback four-door model (pictured above). Also expected to make market debut in 2010 is a mini-MPV Polo-van based on the successful Skoda Roomster platform. And additionally, a traditional booted version will be available as three and five-door version for markets in Asia, Russia and surprise, surprise...the US. The Polo will naturally offer a large choice of fuel and diesel engines and Blue Motion technology. No word yet regarding a hybrid version.

The new Polo V will stand against stiff competition such as the new Opel Corsa, upcoming Ford Fiesta due in 2008 and its own sibling rivalry with the new Seat Ibiza set to launch in summer 2008. This new Ibiza marks the first model under the guidance of Seat’s new designer, Luc Donkerwolke, formerly from Lamborghini and Skoda since 1998.

Based on spy photos, two artists renderings are showing the Polo V and one photo from our files of the new VW Polo Fastback five-door. Last photo shows a prototype of the next Seat Ibiza during cold weather testing at night.

VW Polo V Rendering and New Seat Ibiza Spy Photo