After a long time, Volkswagen is about to bring a wide grin to the faces of Indian customers since after the launch of Polo GT models.
Spotted for the first time India, the Polo facelift looks all set to foray in the showrooms of Volkswagen India. Hit the spies without camouflages, its every bit can be explored without any hitch.
Firstly, the striking new orange paint shade is catching up all our attention, which is then followed by the design of new alloy wheels.
Coming closer to other terms, the headlamps are all new with the silver detailing, but miss out on LED daytime-running lights and the side indicators on the ORVMs of the global version of Polo facelift. The front grille is now done away with a single slat of chrome unlike the three slat of previous gen. New front bumpers now houses the larger black air dam with band of chrome running through it, as well as new fog lamps housed in its place perfectly. These aforesaid minute tweaking brings the Polo facelift closer to the models like Golf hatchback and such available in international markets. The sides are mostly unchanged, but some of the brand new efforts can be spotted on the rear. A slightly more sculpted bumper and different detailing on tail lamps are the spikes to talk about.
Interiors of the Polo facelift speaks of the same culture what it is adopted outside. True to its German ideology, the matte silver finish on the center console lends the dashboard a bit more character with the brand new steering wheel, and piano black detailing throughout, complemented by the beige. The steering wheel houses new layout of the button to offer more functionality. The gearlever and the audio system are not the only ones seemed to be unchanged here, but also the plain dials are carried over from the old version, instead of the 3D-effect dials shaded in their chrome hooded binnacle meant to be lifted from the globally released version.
Hopefully, the changes made on this facelifted hatchback of Volkswagen sounds to be specific for India only.
The biggest change shall remain under the bonnet of Polo facelift. The base 1.2 petrol and the 1.2 TSI turbo-petrol are also likely to make a comeback. Alongside, on the diesel side, the newly developed 1.5-litre TDI motor to be made available in two states of tune – 89bhp and 104bhp – with the latter one to do its duty on the Polo GT TDI model.
All the plans seem to be in place, and the spotted car is deprived of the camouflages, it means this new German hatchback is quite near to arrive at the showrooms. Keep the fingers crossed!!!
Image Courtesy: Autocar India