Volkswagen has taken the wraps off the facelifted Polo which will get its first public outing in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Looking more mature and refined, the 2014 Polo benefits from an updated front bumper and a reworked grille that has horizontal lines, while the headlights on the more premium versions now have LED main beams. The back of the vehicle shows a revised bumper, different graphics for the taillights and a bigger cutout for the license plate. The cabin has a new steering wheel, different instrument graphics and a revised center console. The Polo has also gained 5- or 6.5-inch touchscreen displays and a rear-view camera.
Under the hood the Polo TSI BlueMotion packs an 89 bhp 3-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged engine while the base model is motivated by a 3-cylinder 12.-liter naturally-aspirated mill with 59 bhp and 74 bhp which now has a stop/start system. Customers can also get the car with an 89 bhp 3-cylinder 1.2-liter TSI that can also be ordered in the 108 bhp.
The Polo GT comes with a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder rated at 148 bhp whereas the GTI model packs the same engine but with 189 bhp. There’s also the Polo TDI BlueMotion with 74 bhp from a 3-cylinder 1.4-liter that can also be had with 89 bhp and 104 bhp. Gearbox choices include 5- and 6-speed manuals and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.