Which specifications significantly influenced the development of the design?
Pavone: There are, of course, always many different factors from all areas that play a role in the development of a vehicle, but one keyword was ‘masculinity'! The new Polo had to be stronger, more powerful, more modern and generally more masculine. The wheel arches, for example, are strongly formed, allowing the Polo to fully hug the road – which makes it pretty sexy!
Bachorski: The interior got more clearer and more specific, with a technical feel. This model has completely different interior proportions, compared to its predecessors; the H-point is lower, for example. The first Polo here is an honest car, absolutely authentic, and we have also incorporated these values in the sixth generation – simply adapted to suit modern lifestyles and expectations.