Assuming that it’s legitimate, this teaser image of the next-generation Polo sedan, believed to originate from Volkswagen’s Brazilian division, shows that the new four-door will sport an even more mature appearance than the current model.
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The sedan will go by the name of Virtus in South American markets, but at this stage it has yet to be confirmed whether it will reach South Africa, although according to VWSA it is currently under consideration. Even so, the four-door would follow some time after the hatch, which has already gone into production at VWSA’s Uitenhage plant ahead of its planned introduction early next year.
Like the former, the Virtus is based on VW’s MQB modular platform.
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According to reports, the Virtus will go on sale in South America early next year, sporting a normally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol engine as well as a 1-litre, three-cylinder turbopetrol.
Of course, it’s far too early to speculate on the local range and specifications.
Interestingly there are also rumours of a bakkie being developed off of this platform, although it remains to be seen whether it would replace the Gol-based Saveiro that’s sold in South American markets, or slot above it as a more upmarket alternative.
Either way, such a product would certainly be of interest to local buyers if VWSA ever decided to bring it here, or build it for that matter.