While Volkswagen India refrained from showcasing the updated 2014 Volkswagen Polo at the recently conducted Auto Expo 2014 , it has gone ahead with commencing the road testing of the refreshed hatchback on our soil.
The 2014 Volkswagen Polo facelift will have its public debut at the fast approaching Geneva Motor Show in March this year and thanks to this new batch of spy pics, it becomes for sure that the Indian subsidiary of Volkswagen has planned to launch the updated model soon after its home market debut later this year.
The updated Polo sports a host of minor changes, all of which come together to inject a dose of freshness into the fast ageing car. At the front end, the car sports a new set of headlights, a revised grille and a new front bumper. While the official images of the Polo facelift show it sporting Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs), the test mule in these images here sports conventional halogen bulbs. Hence, it remains to be seen if the optional DRLs are headed our way.
For the rear end, the updated Polo sports a set of redesigned taillights. However, the test mule here continues to boast of same taillamps that can be found on the current Polo. The rear end also gets a new bumper, that sports a slightly different registration plate housing and a set of reflectors.
The interiors of the India spec VW Polo facelift are expected to remain largely unchanged. However, expecting an upholstery change and a set of new features won’t be a bad idea at all.
The Volkswagen Polo facelift could be launched in India with a new diesel engine. This diesel motor would be basically a downsized version of the 1.6 litres four-cylinder motor that powers the Vento and GT TDI. All other engine options are expected to be carried over, unchanged.
Spy Images Courtesy: Indian Autos Blog