Let’s hope it looks this good when it debuts.

Rumour has it that the new Volkswagen Polo will finally make its debut later in the year. And that’s good news, considering one of VW’s smallest offering has been in need of a facelift for quite some time now. In an effort to visualise the new Polo before its German debut, European artists have come up with this handsome rendering.

The concept comes to us courtesy of Autoforum.cz. In it, we see the Polo given a more sophisticated makeover. Though we’ve already seen the car mostly uncovered in South Africa, this hot rendering purports a top-trim hatch with all the right looks.

2018 VW Polo Rendering

Borrowing cues from the new Arteon, the Polo rendering seen here gives the car a significantly updated front fascia. The rear, meanwhile, retains some of the same smooth characteristics found on the outgoing Polo, but with a more modern makeover. Overall, the rendering looks like a promising proposal.

We won’t know officially what the new Polo looks like until it makes its debut later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but it's been reported that the top-trim GTI spec will get a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine producing 197hp. The rest of the lineup will follow with a range of three- and four-cylinder options.

The new Polo will ride on VW’s shrunken MQB platform – the same platform that underpins the new Seat Ibiza. Though the hatchback will gain a larger cabin and a more robust exterior, the new chassis reduces weight over the outgoing model. VW is also expected to add a Polo crossover later in 2018.

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Source: BehanceAutoformu.cz

Gallery: 2018 VW Polo Rendering