The Mark 5 Polo is based on Volkwagen's PQ25 platform, shared with the 2008 SEAT Ibiza. Its styling is similar to that of the 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco and Golf VI.
The Polo Mk5 is wider than the Mk4 version but is also 7.5% lighter. The Bluemotion II model will generate only 87g/km of CO2 and will achieve 85mpg. It is due for a UK release in summer of 2009.