Volkswagen revealed today the 2014 Polo Facelift, an updated version of its well-known supermini which is set to debut on the market this summer. The exterior changes of the new car are quite subtle and consists of redesigned front bumper and grille, headlights, a chrome line that separates the front fog lights and optional headlights with a distinctive light signature.
At the rear, there are redesigned taillights and a new bumper. The exterior design is completed by five new alloy wheel designs. Inside, we can find redesigned instruments as well as a new steering wheel, a refreshed centre console and new heating and ventilation controls. Under the hood, Volkswagen also installed new three- and four-cylinder petrol engines.
There are two 1.0-litre MPI units, with 60 or 75 PS and two 1.2-litre four-cylinder TSI engines with 90 or 110 PS. Volkswagen will continue to offer the 1.4-litre TSI engine with cylinder deactivation (ACT), delivering 150 PS (10 PS increase over the current version). In the UK, the diesel-powered Polo BlueMotion will be replaced by a new petrol-powered Polo BlueMotion TSI, which returns 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle and emits just 94 g/km of CO2.
This new model uses a new turbocharged turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine that produces 90 PS. Still, the 2014 Polo Facelift will offer two new three-cylinder 1.4-litre TDI engines (previously these were 1.2 and 1.6 litres), with 75 and 90 PS. According to the official press release, all new Polos will come as standard with an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System which automatically brakes the vehicle after a collision to reduce kinetic energy significantly.
Other options include the Driver Alert System and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Automatic Cruise Control. A Sport Select suspension system is offered as standard and uses electronically controlled dampers to switch between two suspension settings. The new electro-mechanical steering system improves efficiency and offers more precise control.