The soon-to-be-launched Volkswagen Polo facelift spy shots have emerged online, indicating that the vehicle is ready to hit the market.
The latest set of spy images have come from Rushlane reader Kaushik Srinivasaraghavan. The pictures show the 2014 Volkswagen Polo Facelift without any camouflage, revealing the car's both front and rear end. From the images, we can say that the new avatar of Polo will wear a slightly different front façade from its current model with the new headlight and Grille. The company is also seemed to have worked on the rear end design of the Polo facelift as the spy images show reworked tail lamps and rear bumper.
Unveiled first at Geneva Motor Show 2014, the Polo facelift is expected to begin its India chapter on 15 July 2015. In India, the car will be available in both petrol and diesel variants like its predecessor, but with a tweak in the diesel engine to get the benefit of excise duty reduction.
The petrol model of the Polo will continue to be powered by the same 1.2 litre naturally-aspirated three-cylinder engine, but the diesel variant of the facelift will be getting a new 1.5-litre engine instead of its current 1.6-litre TDI engine.
Talking of the key features and changes expected in the upcoming Polo facelift, the India specific version of the car is likely to accommodate a single slat chrome grille along with new mirror elements on headlights. The interior of the car is also expected to pack slew of new features like three-spoke steering wheel and silver inserts for the center console.
Although Volkswagen is yet to offer the pricing details of the Polo facelift in the country, previous reports have indicated that the dealers of the company have started accepting the booking for the new car with an advance payment of ₹50,000.
The launch of new Polo facelift is likely to be followed by the Polo GT TSI and GT TDI in the country. A recent OverDrive report suggested that the GT variants of Polo will be coming to the market in August. If the report is to be believed, then the GT TSI variant will retain its 1.2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine which can churn out a power of 105 PS and a peak torque 175 Nm, whereas the GT TDI model will get 1.5-liter four-cylinder motor instead of the current 1.6-liter engine.