Volkswagen has announced a new investment program, under which the German automaker will invest one billion euros in the development of the South American market by 2026.
The first novelty under this investment program will be the Volkswagen Polo Track, which was announced this spring. At first, it was believed that the novelty would be just a cross-version of the current Brazilian-made Polo hatchback, which in turn almost completely repeats the European version. However, everything turned out to be more complicated and interesting.
The Polo Track will be the first in a new budget family that will include four vehicles. These machines will replace the current local Gol and Voyage models.
At the moment, the manufacturer has distributed only one teaser image of the Volkswagen Polo Track. Judging by the photo, the future novelty resembles a “regular” Polo and will also be built on the MQB platform, but it will be simpler and cheaper.
Development has not yet been completed, so the premiere of the car is scheduled only for 2023. The Polo Track will be produced at a plant in the Brazilian city of Taubat, where Gol hatchbacks and Voyage sedans are currently being assembled, while the “regular” Polo is produced at another plant in São Bernardo do Campo.