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.
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.
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.