Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo to 1.2-litre petrol likely to be replaced by 1.0-litre turbo unit. Pictured: Volkswagen PoloVolkswagen India/press

It appears Volkswagen is planning to update its Polo hatchback with new features like LED daytime running lights (DRLs) in India. A new image of the Polo has hit the web, showing the model with LEDs.

Snapped by MotorOctane, the image shows the Polo hatchback with the newly designed LED DRLs, indicating the company is planning an upgrade for the model before the arrival of its next-gen avatar. The next-gen Polo is expected to make its global debut in June 2017.

Coming back to the spy shot, it seems to show the Polo hatchback with new headlamps that have integrated LEDs. Besides this, there is nothing much one can make out from the images. However, going by the words of the original publisher of the spy shots, the upgrade is limited to minor changes like this. Volkswagen is also likely to bring the same features in the Vento too. Previous spy shots had shown the Vento with newly designed headlamps and LED DRLs.

The Polo is unlikely to see any change under the hood. Currently, while the petrol model of the Polo is powered by a 1.2-litre MPI engine that can churn out a power of 74bhp at 5,400rpm and a torque of 110Nm @ 3,750 rpm, the diesel variant comes with a 1.5-litre diesel powertrain that can generate 89bhp at 4,200rpm and 230Nm of torque at 1,500 to 2,500 rpm.

Volkswagen recently launched its Polo hatchback with updated features in India with a price tag starting at Rs 5.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The new features include a cooled glove box, cruise control and electrically foldable ORVMs (outside rear-view mirrors).

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]