We reported when Volkswagen revealed the Polo facelift (known internally as the Polo GP). The car will go on sale sometime in May 2014 in India.
But the big news is that the facelifted model will come with Volkswagen’s 1.5-litre TDI motor. This motor is nothing but a downsized version of the EA189 1.6 TDI mill. With the introduction of this 1.5-litre engine, the car will fit in the 1.5 litre tax bracket and hence lower the price.
The 1.5 TDI engine will come with two states of tune- 89 bhp and 104 bhp. These states of tunes will replace the 1.2-litre TDI and the 1.6-litre TDI, respectively, making the Polo a better option. The standard Polo will be plonked with the 89 bhp engine, whereas the more 104 bhp variant is expected to come with a variable geometry turbo (VGT). This engine will also power the Vento sedan.
Seen here is the sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo facelift. With the facelift, Volkswagen has incorporated a number of styling changes to the exterior and interior of the car and the German car maker has executed this mid-life upgrade quite gracefully. The headlights of the car get hexagonal LED treatment, and a chrome strip runs across the grille. The bumper of the car is all new, with the wider wraparound section getting a metallic highlight that runs around the bottom of the fogs. The car boasts of fewer changes around the rear, but the car does get an all-new rear bumper and a new set of tail-lights.
Coming to the interiors, Volkswagen has made interiors look more attractive. The changes are aplenty, but we will have to wait and watch how many of these changes trickle down into the India spec car. The new steering wheel, new center console, which uses a new color display, and the AC controls help in giving the interiors an upmarket feel. The steering wheel bears uncanny resemblance to the Volkswagen Golf.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the upcoming Volkswagen Polo facelift.