Built on the sporty VW Polo GTI as a base, the new Polo cabrio concept brings new life to the compact and usually staid car. The car will be developed by Wilhelm Karmann GmbH, producer of 16 different roof systems, including those of the Pontiac G6 convertible, Renault Megane CC, and VW New Beetle convertible, the open-top specialist has leveraged their expertise to build the latest VW Polo concept.
Another focus of the Polo concept is an unusual one, for a convertible: luggage space. When you slide the rear window up, you get not only fresh air, but a new access point to the trunk, through which small items can be stowed quickly and easily. The rear seats fold down, and combined with the deep trunk, the Polo provides a significant amount of storage for a convertible, with 148L space when the top is down, and 304L with the top up, an improvement of 34L over the standard GTI.
Source: Auto Motor und Sport, Motor Authority