2014 is all about new models and facelifts. And to join the league Volkswagen is ready to launch their facelift version of the Polo soon. Let’s not beat around the bush and get straight to the point. Even if have a tremendous urge to see the international version of the Polo rolling on the Indian roads that is not going to happen. But you get a lot of changes in the new facelift version of the Polo.
The headlamps have changed, although the black housing for the reflectors seen on the previous models has repeated, there are new silver detailing done on it. Sadly the latest hit with the Indian customers, the LED day-time lights which are present on the global car will not be seen on the Indian facelift. The grille has some addition of chrome elements; by some we mean only a single bar which appears to be cut in half by the VW monogram. The front bumper is completely new with a thick chrome lining running under the new fog lamps. If you happen to look the current production polo and the new facelift version from the side, it would be difficult to make out which is which as the sides have been untouched in the facelift version. Also the mirrors do not have the integrated turn indicators which are available on the international model. At the rear the bumpers are slightly more sculpted and the tail lights are a little different with more detailing done.
Interiors get a matte finished centre console, a new steering wheel having piano black elements with a new layout of the function keys to regulate your music and other device functions. Sadly these are the only changes that we get to see on the facelift model of the Polo. The gear knob is unchanged and so is the audio system. The global or the international car has a 3D-effect dials of the instrument cluster whereas the facelifts comes with the same old version used on the current cars.
However on the brighter side the new facelift version of the Volkswagen Polo will have a new diesel engine of 1.5-liter TDI which comes in two tunings – 104 bhp and 89bhp, 104bhp tuning is reserved for the Polo GT TDI model. The petrol engine will remain the same. The facelift version was spotted without any camouflage, with that it can be confirmed that the car will soon be ready to hit the showrooms.
Source – Autocar India