The Volkswagen Polo just received a minor facelift but a new report is indicating the next-generation model will be launched in 2016.

The Volkswagen Polo just received a minor facelift but a new report is indicating the next-generation model will be launched in 2016.

According to Autobild, the next Polo will become a more "mature" car with sportier styling and improved technology. Details are limited but the magazine says we can expect a flatter roof, a longer wheelbase and a more steeply raked windscreen.

The model will reportedly be launched as a three- and five-door hatchback but there could eventually be a number of different body styles.  Possibilities are rumored to include everything from a Speedster to a more rugged CrossPolo.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but choices are rumored to include:

  • A 1.0-liter TSI with outputs of 95 PS (66 kW) and 110 PS (81 kW)
  • A 1.4-liter TDI with outputs of 75 PS (55 kW), 90 PS (66 kW) and 105 PS (77 kW)
  • A 1.4-liter petrol with 150 PS (110 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 1.8-liter petrol with 185 PS (136 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter petrol with 231 PS (170 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque

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2016 Volkswagen Polo to feature sportier styling & better technology