Volkswagen Polo is one of the most successful cars in Europe and now VW introduced the facelifted Polo for 2021 model year. Volkswagen has offered it a mid-life redesign, incorporating elements of the Mk8 Golf's architecture as well as certain engineering features more often seen on vehicles such as the flagship Volkswagen Touareg SUV.
Lights and bumpers are the only external updates. Every model comes standard with LED head and tail lights, with the front units linked by an illuminated strip at the base of the radiator grille. You can also upgrade to adaptive Matrix LED technology.
Volkswagen has bundled numerous assistance systems and assigned them the IQ designation. Drive Travel Assist is a sticker that can be attached to a vehicle. Those extra-cost systems provide adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance, but all versions come standard with a common lane guidance system.
Polo seems to be very traditional inside the cabin. It goes upmarket with features like the optional climate control, which has touch-sensitive temperature buttons that look cool but would be difficult to use based on previous experience with similar setups in the Golf and ID. 4. A digital instrument pack: 8.0-inches wide and matched to a small 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen in the simple vehicles, going up to a 10.25-inch gauge cluster and 9.2-inch media system if you opt for the large trim tiers, is standard throughout the range.
Polo will be available with four cylinders, all of which are 1.0-liter triples and all of which are turbocharged, with the exception of the 79-hp MPi.
The 94 hp and 109 hp turbocharged models are more attractive, with the meeker variant offering a choice of five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG, while the 109 machine is DSG-only. CNG is also available in some markets.
The latest Polo will go on sale in Europe near the end of 2021, with pricing yet to be determined.