Volkswagen unveiled today a new version of the Polo supermini, ahead of its launch this summer. The biggest highlights of the new model include the addition of new three- and four-cylinder petrol engines, and a whole host of technology features rarely seen in cars of this size and class.
VW Polo Facelift engine lineup includes a new 1.0-litre MPI with two outputs of 60 and 75 PS, and a 1.2-litre four-cylinder TSI with 90 or 110 PS. The 1.4-litre TSI engine with cylinder deactivation (ACT) is carried over from the previous model, boasting 150 PS in this version.
Meanwhile UK buyers get the Polo BlueMotion TSI with a new turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine that produces 90 PS and returns 68 mpg. The choice of diesel units includes two new three-cylinder 1.4-litre TDI engines with 75 and 90 PS. There will be a Polo GTI available as well, available next year.
As for those technology features we mentioned earlier, all VW Polo Facelift models come as standard with Automatic Post-Collision Braking, which apparently minimise the chance or consequences of a second impact after a crash has happened. It complements options such as Driver Alert System and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Automatic Cruise Control. Also available is a new Sport Select suspension system with two settings, a new electro-mechanical steering system. You also get Volkswagen’s modular infotainment system with a touchscreen.
Visual changes that set the VW Polo Facelift apart from the previous model include redesigned front bumper and grille, new chrome detailing, new rear bumper, five new alloy designs, and optional LED headlights. Inside you get redesigned instruments and a new steering wheel.