Volkswagen Polo facelift debuts with new styling and standard tech


The 6th generation Volkswagen Polo has received styling and technological updates, nearly after 4 years of its debut in Berlin. The revised trim lineup for Europe includes Polo, Polo Life, Polo Style and Polo R-Line. The photos here showcase the latter two. Check out the full gallery here.

For styling updates, the designers appear to have looked at the Mk8 Golf lineup, which is especially true when you look at the new taillights. Notice the fake exhaust inserts on the R-Line model. A continuous light strip at the front emphasizes the width of the car; it does a good job of making the car appear wider than it actually is. Speaking of lights, all trims come with LED headlights and LED taillights as standard. However, the Style and R-Line trims get the high-tech IQ.LIGHT LED Matrix headlights, which debuted with the 3rd gen Touareg. Buyers can go for LED taillights with animated brake lights and dynamic turn signals. The lower-spec models come with new 14- or 15-inch wheels, while the Polo R-Line rides on 16-inch ‘Valencia’ alloy wheels as standard.

Visually, the cabin appears unchanged, but there’s a new steering wheel and touch-operated air conditioning control panel. Also, an 8.0-inch Digital Cockpit comes standard, while buyers can go for a 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro option. A 6.5-inch central touchscreen comes standard, while the higher trims can get up to 9.2-inches of screen real estate. As for safety, the new Polo gets a centre airbag, which as the name suggests, deploys in between the driver and front passenger. Also, the Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist make their debut in the Polo for the first time; the latter is fitted as standard. The optional IQ.Drive Travel Assist combines the ACC and Lane Assist for semi-automated driving.

Volkswagen hasn’t (yet) shared anything on the powertrains, which means the existing options will continue.

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