Volkswagen unveiled the covers of the facelift version of the 2021 Polo hatchback late Wednesday. Although the global debut was scheduled later today, recent leaks have forced the German brand to advance by a few hours the presentation of the new Polo hatchback.
The new Polo hatchback has undergone changes in design and technology. In terms of design, Polo 2021 covers the gap with the ID models and the new Golf and Arteon.
(Check the photos of the Polo 2021 here)
Polo 2021 has a length of 4,053 mm, a width of 1,751 mm and a height of 1,446 mm. The wheelbase of the new Polo hatchback is 2,564 mm. Alloy wheels are also updated with new models and are now offered in 15- to 17-inch options.
As already seen in the leaks, the Polo 2021 also received the restyled bumper, trunk lid, new LED headlights and headlight clusters. LED headlights are standard and optional. It can be equipped with the IQ.LIGHT matrix joined together by a chrome strip that runs along the front. The front bumper is new, while at the rear it receives LED headlights with three-dimensional effect.
An R-Line variant of the Polo model will receive standard 16-inch wheels. He will also receive the new IQ. Headlights with standard LED light matrix, along with a more sporty-looking body kit. The front bumper is partly inspired by the Golf R and also receives a different rear bumper with chrome-effect exhaust outlets integrated into a new glossy black rear diffuser.
The cabin of the Polo 2021 model has a new 8-inch digital cockpit, which comes standard, with the option of a screen larger than 10.25 inches in the top finish. The infotainment system has also been upgraded with a 6.5, 8 or 9.2 inch touch screen system. It will also offer We Connect and We Connect Plus services, as well as a wireless connection with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The multifunction steering wheel also has a new design. It looks similar to the one found in a Volkswagen Golf.
The new generation Volkswagen Polo facelift will be offered in four new colors called Ascot Gray, Kings Red, Vibrant Violet and Rauchgrau, in addition to White Pure, Reflex Silver and Reef Blue and Deep Black.
As for the engines, the Volkswagen Polo will continue to be powered by the old engine. The engine range consists of a naturally aspirated 1.0-liter MPI three-cylinder engine that can produce 80 hp and two 1.0-liter turbo TSIs, producing 95 hp and 110 hp, with optional seven-speed DSG gearbox steps. A 90 hp 1.0 TGI version, powered by CNG, will also be offered.
In terms of safety, the Polo facelift receives the IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist semi-autonomous travel assistance system, which combines the adaptive cruise control with the front monitoring system for emergency braking in the city, the lane keeping assistant and the parking assistant. and steering wheel fatigue detection system.