The facelifted Volkswagen Polo is earmarked to go on sale locally in the first quarter of 2022. The plant currently supplies right-hand markets worldwide while also being the sole manufacturer of the Polo GTI.
The first batch of the new Polo, and its GTI counterpart, left the plant last week for the international market.
The refreshed Volkswagen Polo now features an LED light bar that is also worn by the current Tiguan. The front is now fitted with reworked headlights that come standard with LEDs while the rear end features wider LED lights.
The interior boasts an 8” digital instrument cluster that can be upgraded to a 10.25” Digital Cockpit Pro. As standard, the VW Polo comes with a 6.5” touchscreen that now accepts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto pairing – 8” and 9” infotainment systems can be fitted optionally.
The trim levels consist of the Polo, Life, and R-Line.
Information regarding the local engine line-up remains unclear at this stage but we can speculate that the local arm of the German marque will retain the line-up as it is.
For the record, over 400,000 units of the sixth-gen Volkswagen Polo have been built at the Kariega plant with more than 326,000 models exported to international markets. To loosely break down the numbers, a total of 73,439 of these Polos have been sold in Mzansi.