Volkswagen has sold 14 million Polo since 1975, and now it’s time for an update of the latest generation model. Volkswagen Polo gets a gentle face lift to keep the model fresh for a few more years. The design is linked to the rest of the model range with new headlights and several new exterior colors. For the first time Volkswagen Polo packs the same technology as the larger models, such as electronically adjustable suspension and adaptive cruise control. There is also a standard new system that automatically brakes the car after collision to reduce the risk of further damage.
Volkswagen promises that the engines are up to 21 percent more economical than their predecessors. The best sellers are expected to be the two 1.2 liter turbocharged engines developing 90 and 110 hp respectively. In addition, a 1.4-liter engine is available with cylinder Turn-off technology, which now has 150 horsepower. Even Volkswagen Polo GTI gets an update with an additional 12 hp, but it will debut in 2015. On the diesel side, there are two new three cylinder 1.4-liter engines developing 75 and 90 hp.
On the inside Volkswagen Polo gets the same infotainment system as big brother Golf. This includes a new touch screen where you can swipe and pinch with a smart phone and a proximity sensor that activates functions as you approach the system. The touch screen is available in 5 or 6.5 inch display. First delivery of updated version of Volkswagen Polo will start in July. The car will be showcased officially at the Geneva Motor Show this spring.
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