2021 Volkswagen Polo Facelift (Global Model)
Volkswagen and officially revealed the global-spec 2021 Polo facelift, and it has received some comprehensive updates. The 2021 model has borrowed some of the design and styling cures from the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback, and it comes with the company's new logo. Sadly, this model will not be coming to India.
The international-spec Polo is based on the company MQB platform which makes it bigger than the old-gen Polo sold in India. The updated model gets a set of new wheel which are a set of 15-inch units. The profile also features a set of sleek ORVMs.
The new IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights are another technological highlight of the 2021 VW Polo. This interactive lighting system was used for the first time in the Touareg SUV and now the even the new Polo gets it.
While modifications to the front and profile have been subtle, the rear has received some significant updates, starting with the new split-LED taillights and a more prominent VW and Polo badging, both located at the centre. The R version also gets a sporty rear bumper with chrome highlights.
The new Volkswagen Polo uses technologies that have previously only been available in higher vehicle classes. This includes the Digital Cockpit (digital instruments), an infotainment system and a multifunction steering wheel, among other things. Also, now the automatic air conditioning can be operated via the touchscreen instrument cluster.
The Polo now offers partly automated driving across its entire speed range thanks to the optional IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist system. The new Polo is also offered with level two autonomous driving feature- Travel Assist as an option.
There's a new, larger 9.2-inch infotainment system which is optional while the 6.5-inch unit is standard that's paired with an 8.0-inch digital instrument panel. The car also gets Wireless App-Connect.
The hatchback also gets dual-zone climate control, wireless charger, cruise control, keyless entry, push-button start, and more. The gear lever also gets the shifter mode - P-R-N-D-S engraved on it.
Globally, the Volkswagen Polo continues to get the same engines - including a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine as well as the TSI turbo-petrol engine option. Power outputs range from around 78 bhp to 108 bhp, and gearbox options include manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission in the international market, depending on engine and variant.