VW has announced that its bestselling Polo supermini will be revamped with a raft of advanced technology and style changes from this summer.
In addition, the VW Polo will also benefit from new and efficient engines to help complement a makeover that is taking place inside and out.
Among the technology changes to be introduced to the Polo are some that those who drive the VW Golf will already be accustomed to.
Spec for the new VW Polo
This means that all new VW Polo’s will now come with automatic post-collision braking system as standard, which is a system which will help the vehicle slow down after a collision has been detected to help reduce the chances of a second impact.
There’s also the option of a driver alert system and automatic cruise control.
VW is also introducing a new sport select suspension system which will allow drivers to switch between two suspension settings, and there will be a new steering system which will be more precise and efficient.
Golf drivers will already be familiar with VW’s infotainment system which is now being introduced to the Polo range and consists of a touchscreen which reacts to fingers being wiped across it, much like a Smartphone, to operate the entertainment system.
With more than 14 million models of the VW Polo sold worldwide since it was launched in 1975, VW is taking steps to ensure its enduring popularity.
New VW Polo has economy and performance
The supermini segment is extremely competitive, and some of its rivals have better levels of spec and kit, but the new technology will improve safety, efficiency, comfort and improved practicality.
However, some of the biggest changes include new more fuel efficient engines, they are around 20% more efficient than the current engines, and there will be a new Polo GTI which will have increased power and which will be available from 2015.
Here in the UK, the popular VW BlueMotion, a diesel powered engine, is to be replaced with the Polo BlueMotion TSI, a new petrol version. This engine will return around 69mpg on the combined cycle and have CO2 emissions of just 94g/km by using a new three cylinder 1.0 litre engine.
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There will still be a diesel variant available, a new three cylinder 1.4 litre TDI engine with two power outputs of 75 and 90 PS.
There are also some slight revisions to the exterior which include more precise lines on the front bumper and grille and a chrome line to separate the front fog lights. A first for the class is the option of LED headlights and new lights for the rear.
The designers have also reimagined the VW Polo’s instruments and steering wheel along with new heating and ventilation controls.
The order books for the new VW Polo open in April, and first deliveries will arrive in July.