The new Polo facelift is finally here! Apart from the new diesel mill, the car has gone through a few cosmetic changes but it still has the same unmistakable German look glaring at you every time one looks at it.

Well, guess the winning of the world cup has certainly uplifted the Polo’s spirit and the usual somber stance, oozing of seriousness had transformed to a handsome and mysteriously charming car.

New-Polo-Front

In the limited time we got to check out the car, here is a quick list of observations which were able to make:

  • The front seat is comfortable and offers decent enough thigh and lumbar support in its segment.
  • The legroom is great although the rear might seems a tiny bit constricted.
  • The rear seats are very comfortable for two people but three will be a squeeze.
  • Boot space is among the maximum for cars of this class.
  • The usual solid build quality makes you feel confident in the car.
  • The twin coloured dash might look good but cost cutting is somewhere evident.
  • Standard twin airbags upfront on all variants is a welcome addition (continuation!).

New Polo Facelift Specifications:

Here is a complete list of specifications of the new Polo:

Specification Polo (petrol) Polo (diesel)
Engine 1.2L three cylinder MPI 1.5L four cylinder TDI
Bore×Stroke (in mm) 76.5×86.9 77×80.5
Max. Power 75PS @5400rpm 90PS @4200rpm
Peak torque 110Nm @3750rpm 230Nm @1500-2500rpm
Transmission 5 speed manual 5 speed manual
L×B×H (in mm) 3971×1682×1469 3971×1682×1469
Wheelbase 2469mm 2469mm
Ground Clearance 165mm 165mm
Tire Size Trendline – 175/70 R14 (Steel), Comfortline- 185/60 R15 (Steel), Highline – 185/60 R15 (Alloy wheels) Trendline – 175/70 R14 (Steel), Comfortline- 185/60 R15 (Steel), Highline – 185/60 R15 (Alloy wheels)
Kerb Weight Trendline- 1033kg, Comfortline- 1049kg, Highline- 1053kg Trendline-1126kg, Comfortline- 1142kg, Highline-1158kg
Fuel Tank 45L 45L
Fuel Efficiency 16.47kmpl 20.14kmpl
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 4.99 lakhs to Rs 6.07 lakhs Rs 6.27 lakhs to Rs 7.37 lakhs

New-Polo-pic

New Polo Variants and Features:

New Polo comes in 6 variants – 3 each for petrol and diesel. Here we list major features of all of them

The Polo Trendline gets:

  • Black finished headlights
  • Driver-side dead pedal
  • Air-conditioning
  • Dust and Pollen filter
  • Push to Open fuel lid

Polo Comfortline gets (in addition to Trendline):

  • Galvanised body with 6 years anti-corrosion warranty
  • Windscreen in heat-insulating glass
  • Front center console with 12V power outlet
  • Ambient lights
  • Anti-pinch power windows
  • Electrically adjustable ORVMs
  • Power windows with one touch – both front and rear
  • Rear Wash and Wipe
  • Fog lamps

Polo Highline gets (in addition to Highline):

  • 15 inch ‘TOSA’ Alloy Wheels (spare is a non-alloy)
  • Cornering lights
  • Chrome interior ascents
  • Dual tone interior theme
  • Leather-wrapped gearshift knob and hand brake lever
  • ABS
  • Speed sensing auto door locks
  • Steering mounted controls for Bluetooth, audio and voice commands
  • Rear parking sensors

While the new Polo 1.2L MPI and 1.5 TDI are already on sale now, the new Cross Polo, Polo GT TSI and Polo GT TDI will go on sale in early September.

Quick First Look:

Here are a few quick bits about the car, followed by a pic gallery

New-Polo-Front
The strong solid stance percolates through! Good thing that Volkswagen did not tinker with the face too much
New-Polo-left-headlight
Yes, this is refreshed. Also notice the black ascents. Looks good!
New-Polo-alloy-wheel
New Polo gets new alloy wheels. Nothing flashy! Complements the strong looks
The logo. It doubles up as a boot lid opener as well
The logo. It doubles up as a boot lid opener as well
New-Polo-boot-space
One of the largest boot spaces among hatchbacks. Nice and big
New-Polo-center-console
Those silver ascents around the music system are new
New-Polo-fog-lamps
These fog lamps and the chrome line running across are two of the major changes to the front
New-Polo-instrument-cluster
Look how simple yet elegantly these Germans do it! The instrument cluster looks real impressive
New-Polo-interior-steering-wheel
The flat bottomed steering wheel adds sportiness. It also has chrome surrounds
New-Polo-prices
Those are the prices of all variants of New Polo. VW has also announced prices of GT TDI, GT TSI and Cross Polo. Notice the word ‘introductory’!
The rear doesn't get many changes apart from a few niptucks!
The rear doesn’t get many changes apart from a few niptucks!
New-Polo-1.2l-mpi-petrol-engine
The 1.2L MPI Petrol engine.
New-Polo-15l-diesel-engine
New 1.5L TDI Diesel engine of the new Polo. It will go to Vento and Rapid later

New 2014 VW Polo Facelift Pic Gallery


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