Volkswagen unveils the facelifted Polo
New style and new technologies
Presented in 2017, the sixth generation Volkswagen Polo is now in mid-career and is therefore receiving a traditional facelift to enter the second half of its life. The city car has undergone slight styling changes and gained new equipment. The powertrains, on the other hand, are unchanged.
The front end has been redesigned with more rounded daytime running lights. The two headlight units, which can get Matrix LED technology, are linked by an LED strip, as on the other models in the range. The bumper has been redesigned to include LED fog lamps.
From the side, the only thing that can be noted is the presence of new rims. The rear has a new bumper and new taillights that extend over the tailgate. The car also features the latest version of the Volkswagen logo with white lettering on a black background. In the cabin, the driver will be faced with a new steering wheel taken from the Golf.
The ventilation controls are touch-sensitive, while the infotainment screen is up to 9.2 inches. The base model has an 8-inch digital instrument cluster as standard, while the higher models in the range get a 10.25-inch panel.
Under the bonnet, the German city car hides three petrol engines, all three-cylinder. There are an 80 PS 1.0 MPI, a 95 PS 1.0 TSI and a 110 PS 1.0 TSI. The first is only available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The second offers a choice between a 5-speed manual and the DSG7 automatic, and the third offers a 6-speed manual or the DSG7 auto.
The facelifted Volkswagen Polo will arrive in dealerships at the end of the year.