We can all agree that the current Volkswagen Polo isn’t really in dire need of a makeover but as the saying goes, "new is always better". The German marque is set to introduce a refreshed model to keep its popular Polo fresh in the supermini stable.
From a design perspective, the facelifted Volkswagen Polo has been given a fresh new look in the form of new bumpers, tailgate, headlights and tail light clusters that come standard with LED technology.
The new Volkswagen Polo also features distinctive daytime and night time running lights with a new LED light strip similar to that we have seen in the new Golf 8 GTI. There are also IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights.
The exterior colour palette consists of eight choices; Ascot Grey, Smoky Grey Metallic, Kings Red Metallic, Vibrant Violet Metallic, Pure White, Reflex Silver Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic and Deep Black Pearl Effect.
On the interior, it has been even more digitised and comes equipped with a re-worked multi-function steering wheel, latest infotainment system and optional App-Connect. The R-line and GTI models feature a two-zone climatronic air conditioner with touch panels and sliders that replace the knobs and buttons lurking in the outgoing derivative.
Buyers can choose between a choice of three infotainment systems; a Composition Colour with a 6.5” display is offered as standard in the Polo and Life models, a Composition Media with an 8.0” display as standard in the R-Line and Polo GTI.
The range-topping system comes courtesy of an 8.0” Discover Media system and can be had as an option in the Life, R-Line and GTI models. The system features navigation, wireless App-Connect, voice control, inductive mobile charging and a multi-colour Digital Cockpit Pro.
VW’s updated Polo is now available with the optional IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist that consists of adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.
The new Polo is available in four trim levels; Polo, Polo Life, R-Line and GTI. Depending on the trim level, the updated Polo can be fitted with 14” steel wheels and up to 18” for the range-topping models.
The entire range consists of three turbocharged petrol engines available at launch. There is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI available in two states of tune; 70 kW/175 Nm and 85 kW/200 Nm. The former is fitted in the base Polo and Life models and it is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. The latter powers only the Life and R-Line models and it is paired with a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Sitting on top of the line-up is the GTI model with a 2.0-litre TSI engine with 147 kW and 320 Nm good for a 6.7-second sprint to 100 km/h from standstill.
Local pricing of the new Polo range will be confirmed closer to the launch date.