2016 Volkswagen Polo facelift launch imminent, Spotted on test in India
An all new Volkswagen Polo has been spotted in Mumbai, which indicates the German automaker is readying another facelift version for the popular premium hatchback. It gets a few changes at exterior, which is similar to the Vento facelift, which was showcased at the New Delhi Auto Expo 2016. No wonder why Volkswagen Polo is still in business despite being such an old model. These constant changes from the maker are the keys behind the long lifeline of this sporty and stylish hatchback. So what we get in the new Polo facelift?
New headlamps with LED daytime running lights will be featured in the new facelift Polo. It will also get a new set of taillights with LED integration. At exterior no other changes are visible. Incidentally, these changes were visible at the Vento facelift, which was on display at the Auto Expo 2016. The interior might feature few cosmetic changes as well, although Volkswagen has already updated the infotainment system recently, and the hatchback adorns an all new touchscreen infotainment system now.
Mechanically the car will draw power from the same engine lineup although. Volkswagen Polo comes with both petrol and diesel powertrain options. The petrol variant gets power from a 1.2 litre MPI 3 cylinder engine churning out 75 PS peak power and 110 Nm peak torque. While the GT variant gets a 1.2 litre TSI 4 cylinder turbocharged unit producing 105 PS peak power and 175 Nm peak torque. On the diesel front the car gets a 1.5 litre TDI 4 cylinder unit, which comes in two different tunes kicking out 90 PS peak power and 230 Nm peak torque in one, and 105 PS peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque in another.