The VW Polo has been updated and released for the South American market. A number of aesthetic, technological, and mechanical improvements have been made to the revised supermini.
The South American Polo receives a facelift that is aesthetically quite comparable to the European facelift. Minor variations include the chrome accents on the bumper intakes, the standard LED graphics on the headlights, and the absence of the whole LED bar on the grille, which has been replaced by a chrome strip just like in the lower trims of the EU-spec vehicle.
Although the silhouette is identical, the taillights on the back are radically different. Combining the upgraded LED graphics with the new rear bumper gives the entire design a new feel. Last but not least, fresh exterior hues have been included in the color scheme, such the Vermelho Sunset shown.
A redesigned steering wheel, an 8-inch or 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10-inch or larger infotainment touchscreen, new, sportier front seats, a contemporary-looking area for the climate controls, and a wireless charging pad at the center console's base are all included inside.
In terms of drivetrains, the South American VW Polo is offered with a naturally aspirated 1.0-liter engine that produces 83 horsepower and a turbocharged 1.0-liter TSI engine that produces 109 horsepower when running on gasoline or 114 horsepower when running on ethanol, which is a slight decrease from before. Either a six-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission directs power to the front wheels.
In Brazil, you can already order the redesigned VW Polo. Prices start at $16,064, while the top-of-the-line Highline trim is $21,291. It's interesting to note that these costs are lower than for the previous model.