Volkswagen group recently unveiled the facelifted version sixth generation Polo hatchback for the international markets few days ago. This is an all-new hatchback which offers more in terms of features and styling in comparison to the current version. Volkswagen Polo has been a popular premium hatchback among enthusiasts. We currently have the fifth generation Volkswagen Polo which has received multiple updates. Volkswagen is considering to replace the current generation Volkswagen Polo hatchback with this all-new version. It is expected to come to Indian market in next couple of years. Volkswagen has now released an brand new TV commercial for the facelifted version of next-generation Polo hatchback.
The video has been uploaded by Volkswagen on their YouTube channel. The video shows the exterior and the interior changes in the all-new Volkswagen Polo hatchback. The hatchback has been completely redesigned to give it a fresh look. The new design is based on Volkswagen’s new design language. It now resembles with some of the other hatchbacks sold by Volkswagen in international markets.
The main highlight at the front is definitely the LED strip that connects the headlights. Headlights are now LED units too and an LED DRL is integrated inside the headlamp as well. The facelifted version looks a lot more sporty than the current version. It now has a redesigned front bumper at front as well. Coming to the side profile, Volkswagen Polo gets a sporty looking machine cut alloy wheels. Overall design looks the same as pre-facelift version.
Coming to the rear profile, it gets a set of new split LED tail lamps and a redesigned boot. There is Volkswagen branding in the center of the boot with Polo badge right under it. The wheelbase of the facelifted version remains the same as pre-facelift version but, it now has redesigned bumpers which slightly increases the overall length of the car.
On the inside, the new Volkswagen Polo comes with a 6.5inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard. The screen supports Android and Apple smartphone connectivity (both wired and wireless). Higher variants also get an option for a larger 9.2 inch screen. All the buttons and switches for AC and other functions are placed on the center console. Volkswagen Polo gets a redesigned multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, large digital instrument cluster and so on.
Volkswagen is also offering features like level two autonomous driving feature known as Travel Assist with Volkswagen Polo as an option. Volkswagen is also offering features like lane-keep assist as standard in international variants. Volkswagen Polo competes with cars like Tata Altroz, Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz in the segment. This facelifted sixth-generation Polo offers unique features than any of these cars in the segment but, we are not sure on whether all these features would be there when Volkswagen finally brings this to Indian market. With all these features in place, Volkswagen Polo will be a lot more expensive than any other hatchback in the segment.
Coming to the engine, Volkswagen continues to offer Polo with a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated and 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine option. These engines are available with manual and DCT gearbox option depending upon the variant one chooses. In India, Polo is now available with a torque converter automatic and manual gearbox option.