Spotted on the Sao Paulo highway in Brazil is potentially the next-generation Volkswagen Vento, rumoured to be built on the company’s MQB A0 platform.
The new MQB A0 platform is a budget version of the MQB, which replaces the outgoing model’s older PQ25 platform. Some sources claimed that the new platform will allow the new Vento to boast a wheelbase of 2,560 mm, a healthy 100 mm increase over its predecessor.
Volkswagen is expected to offer the same engines as the outgoing Vento, which includes a 1.0 and 1.4-litre TSI mill paired to a DSG or six-speed manual. The hatchback could receive a naturally-aspirated version of the 1.0-litre engine.
Thick camouflage on this test mule seems to do a pretty good job of hiding the new Vento’s details, but the new model does appear to be wider than the model it replaces.
Motor1 reckons that the new Polo is expected to make a global debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, followed by an April debut of its Brazilian sibling, the Gol.
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