2021 Volkswagen Polo Facelift First Pictures Drop Before the Debut

2021 Volkswagen Polo Facelift
2021 Volkswagen Polo Facelift

The latest set of updates will be limited to the new Volkswagen Polo gen currently on sale in international markets

Volkswagen teased the upcoming makeover Polo a few days ago, which is slated to make its first appearance on April 22, 2021. Before its first appearance, photos of the sporty updated hatchback have come to r face on the internet.

Updated External Styling

2021 Polo makeover includes updated front fascia with revised front grill and lighting setup featuring a full width LED light bar that extends to join the new LED DRLs integrated into the headlamps. This gives it a sharper look than the outgoing model. The bi-LED projector headlights and illuminated strip are inspired by his bigger sibling – Golf.

The reprinted front bumper flashes new C-shaped fog lamp covers on both sides with horizontally positioned fog lamps. It also gets a new central air intake that looks wider than before. References to Golf are not limited to the front as the buttocks also have a fair share of similarities.

For example, L-shaped headlights have replaced square-shaped ones. Rear bumper is also slightly redesigned. The list of updates may be a little longer inside the cabin. Full details are to be revealed soon.

2021 Volkswagen Polo Facelift
2021 Volkswagen Polo Facelift

Features and Powertrain Options

For example, it could include a redesigned dashboard in line with its recently updated Spanish cousin SEAT Ibiza. The new dashboard will also boast the latest infotainment system with a larger touchscreen display measuring up to 9.2-inches.

The infotainment system will offer a number of connectivity options and related features while the tool cluster includes a fully digital display. In addition, a few more driver assistance features are expected to be offered with a Level 2 semi-autonomous system.

Powertrain options on the faceted model are likely to be carried over from the current model. This means that the top-spec GTI will continue to be powered by a TSI 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine and will return an output of 200 horsepower when paired to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The lineup should include petrol, diesel and powder CNG options.

2021 Volkswagen Polo Facelift
2021 Volkswagen Polo Facelift

Polo in India

In India, we continue to have the fifth-gen Polo which has not received any major upgrade since its launch and is unlikely to receive a single time spoon. The face Polo is based on a sixth generation model that has been on sale in international markets for a few years now. Volkswagen is planning to develop a new seventh-gen model but is not sure if it will reach India or not.

Polo in India is offered with two engine options – a naturally aspirated 1.0-liter MPI petrol mill and a 1.0-liter TSI 1.0-liter turbo petrol mill. The first returns an output of 75 bhp and 95 Nm of peak torque when paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The latter starts at 109 bhp and 175 Nm from peak torque and is paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.