The sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo has just received a facelift for the international markets. The update brings with it refreshed styling, more equipment and autonomous driving capability.
Major design updates have been made at the front end. The new VW Polo features new, sharply designed LED headlamps that seem inspired by the facelifted Golf and Tiguan.
The higher trims are exclusively offered with the matrix LED headlamps. The newly-designed alloy wheels and wider C-shaped LED taillamps borrowed from the Golf further enhance its new look. While the 15-inch alloy wheels are standard across the model lineup, the R-Line model gets 16-inch alloys along with the faux quad exhaust tips. Now, the Polo badge sits at the center of the tailgate.
It gets Volkswagen’s latest infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen as standard, offering all the latest connectivity options. A larger 9.2-inch version is also available as an option, while the new slider temperature control that sits lower down the center console is brought over from the Golf. There is also an 8.0-inch digital instrument display, as well as a redesigned multifunction steering wheel.
It comes with both, a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine as well as the TSU turbo-petrol engine option. Power outputs range from 80hp to 110hp, and gearbox options include manual or dual-clutch automatic, depending on engine and variant.