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Volkswagen unveils sixth edition of subcompact Polo | See pics

Volkswagen Polo was introduced in 1975 and this is the sixth edition of the subcompact, a bit larger than the outgoing model.

autos Updated: Jun 16, 2017 17:35 IST
Herbert Diess, chairman of the brand management of Volkswagen passenger car, presents the new VW Polo during the world premiere in Berlin on Friday.
Herbert Diess, chairman of the brand management of Volkswagen passenger car, presents the new VW Polo during the world premiere in Berlin on Friday. (AP )

Volkswagen is unveiling a new version of its Polo subcompact, the sixth edition of a car that has sold 14 million copies since it was introduced in 1975.

The new Polo is slightly larger than the previous model and offers safety and driver assistance systems previously available on larger cars.

The interior of the new Volkswagen Polo (Reuters)

Those include blind spot detection, which gives a warning in the exterior mirror if vehicles are in the car’s blind spot while overtaking. Rear traffic alert can detect cross traffic behind the car while backing out of a parking space.

The car is to go on sale later this year at a base price of 12,975 euros ($14,500) in Germany.

Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen design, at world premiere of the new Polo in Berlin. (Reuters)

The company showed off the new vehicle at an event in Berlin rather than wait for September’s Frankfurt auto show.