• Volkswagen has unveiled the New VW Polo this week.

    With more than 18 million units built, the Polo is one of the world’s most successful compact cars. On board every model you will now find: LED headlights and LED tail light clusters, the Digital Cockpit (digital instruments), an infotainment system and a multifunction steering wheel.

    In addition, the Polo now offers level 2 partly automated driving across its entire speed range thanks to the optional IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist system. Available for the first time in the Polo class, this brings together the new predictive ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) and Lane Assist – which now comes as standard in every Polo – to create a new assist system that enables partly automated driving.

    The Polo will be available in Life, Style, R-Line grades and matches the latest Gol lineup. The current Polo GTI hot hatch will continue to be offered, but the new version won’t go on sale until early next year.

    The new VW Polo range will go on sale in the third quarter of 2021.

 

  • Mercedes is continuing with the development of its all-electric EQ range with the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz EQB, a seven-seat SUV based on the current Mercedes-Benz GLB.

    The EQB range will include several models with front-wheel and all-wheel drive, various power ratings – some of which will exceed 200 kW – plus batteries with usable capacities starting from 66.5 kWh. A particularly long-range version is also planned.

    The Mercedes-Benz EQB is due to go sale next year, with UK pricing and specification to be announced towards the end of the 2021.