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Old 28th January 2014, 21:45   #16
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Facelifted 2014 Polo fully revealed:

There are very minor exterior changes but extensive changes in terms of technologies and new engines

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.....VW says the most important changes are in terms of technology, with the facelifted Polo borrowing some from the VW Golf including the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, offered as standard. Options include a Driver Alert System and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Automatic Cruise Control.

The Polo will be available with a Sport Select suspension that uses electronically controlled dampers to switch between two suspension settings, as well as a new electro-mechanical steering system that promises to improve efficiency and offers more precise control. Another feature sourced from the Golf is the modular infotainment system

...the Polo featuring EU6-compliant engines that are up to 21 percent more economical. VW will introduce two new 3-cylinder 1.4-liter diesel engines with 74hp (75PS) and 89hp (90PS) that will replace the corresponding 1.2-liter and 1.6-liter TDI units from the current model.

Gasoline units include two new 1.0-liter MPI engines with 59hp (60PS) and 74hp (75PS) replacing the current modelís 1.2-liter MPI units. The two 1.2-liter TSI engines with 89hp (90PS) and 104hp (105PS) will be retained, as will the 1.4-liter TSI unit with cylinder deactivations (ACT). The latter will feature a power increase of 10PS to 150PS (148hp). VW says the Polo GTI hot-hatch arriving next year will also feature a power increase.

In addition, in the UK, the diesel-powered Polo BlueMotion is replaced by the new petrol-powered Polo BlueMotion TSI, which returns 68.9 mpg UK on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 94 g/km. It makes use of a new 89hp (90PS) 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine.
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Source:http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/about-us/news/579 and http://www.carscoops.com/2014/01/bel...4-vw-polo.html
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Two videos showcasing the 2014 Polo facelift.

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The new interior is amazing. I hope they will bring this into the Indian Vento. Unlikely though ! The tech seems expensive.

Source: www.paultan.org
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The new interior is amazing. I hope they will bring this into the Indian Vento. Unlikely though ! The tech seems expensive.

Source: www.paultan.org
VW interiors are atleast a decade old still when compared with the other global offerings. Lets hope VAG gives better after sales before better interiors

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VW interiors are atleast a decade old still when compared with the other global offerings. Lets hope VAG gives better after sales before better interiors
I don't know about that. I feel they follow a different design philosophy and in many ways, their interiors feel very premium when compared with the Japs and Koreans. The timelessness works IMHO. The old Octavia interior still looks nice when you sit inside the car, one can't say that about the Japs or Koreans.
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I so wish, that VW does the unthinkable, and brings to us a 3-door Polo GTi! Or atleast offer its engine on the regular Polo.
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Hey All,

I just booked a POLO GT TSI and it happened on Jan 28th just Days before VW announced the 26K price increase across all polo models. I have gone ahead with the booking and my car has come for PDI yet to be Invoiced.

I read on VW site about FEB 5th Debut of some thing new from VW. I suspect it to be the New POLO. So here is where I need your Advice, Do you guys think its worth waiting for the new polo and pay 26K more plus another few thousands more price increase or should I just go ahead and invoice the vehicle I am getting now. Also do you think the new vehicle might come on road before march?
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Default Re: Caught abroad: Volkswagen Polo with minor facelift

The brochure for the facelifted Polo is up on VW Germany's website. The language is German but regardless, hereís the link for your viewing pleasure: polo_katalog.pdf

Here are some screenshots from the website:

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The new features have already been discussed here. The radio system seems to have an optional WiFi hotspot capability. Sadly, none of these features would make it to the Indian variant any sooner. Perhaps the next refresh might see these changes in the Indian spec'd Polo.
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Default Re: Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review

Polo 'facelift' seen again on test on Indian roads.

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The facelifted version features mild stylistic changes in the form of new front and rear bumpers, a prominent chrome strip on the front bumper and new headlamps.
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European version of the Polo gains two new 3 cylinder engines in the form of 1 liter TSI turbo petrol and 1.4 liter TDI turbo diesel motors, The 1.4 liter-3 cylinder TDI motor is available in a range of tunes, fro 75 Bhp-105 Bhp. On the new motor, torque goes up right from the base variant, to 210 Nm.

Reports in India of VW desizing the existing 1.6 to the 1.5 TDI and later to come in Vento doesnt not look to be true considering VW standardizing parts and seeing the use of this engine in the upcoming launches.

So, a mild refresh in terms of looks and a new turbo diesel engine that brings more performance to the table is what the Indian version of the Polo Facelift is likely to feature .


http://www.cartoq.com/volkswagen-pol...test-in-india/

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Default Re: Caught abroad: Volkswagen Polo with minor facelift

I really like what I see. Like they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

I am a big fan of subtle changes on the outside coupled with overall improvement of the product like better materials inside and out, better suspension setup, performance and efficiency gains etc. I prefer good established designs to evolve like the 911 for instance.

And who better than the Germans to do this?
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Hi Friends
Any idea when is the launch. I am on the verge of buying a new 1.2 Petrol Version . I have already paid a booking amount and i see the news that it has been spotted again in India. Here is the link as of 6th June.
http://www.motorbeam.com/cars/volksw...tted-in-india/
Just not able to decide if i should wait or go ahead and buy the existing one.

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Any idea when is the launch. I am on the verge of buying a new 1.2 Petrol Version . I have already paid a booking amount and i see the news that it has been spotted again in India. Here is the link as of 6th June.

http://www.motorbeam.com/cars/volksw...tted-in-india/

Just not able to decide if i should wait or go ahead and buy the existing one.

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I remember reading on the autocar website that it's in July.. I've been waiting too. It was first supposed to be May, then they said June, the latest article I read said July..
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Got to see this in zigwheels website:

http://www.zigwheels.com/guide/monso...-roads/13272/1

The 2014 Polo now has a 1.5 Diesel engine option and Static cornering light in the offering.
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Being a Vento Customer, I was invited for the launch of New Polo! I had taken a test drive of 1.50 Litres Polo Diesel Highline. My initial observations are:

1. Surprisingly low noise for a typical diesel engine. I felt like driving a petrol engine car.

2. A very smooth drive for almost 4 km.

3. Steering mounted control for both audio and MID, a big plus. However, this seems to disturb handling of horn initially. In fact, fingers will be playing with MID control instead of horn! May have to lift the driving hand to reach out to horn!

4. Suspension seems to be a bit let down for rear side passengers! On a typical Indian rough surface, passenger at the rear side may feel the pain!

5. Guiding Fog Lights - The fog lights turn according to the steering direction! May be useful while driving on narrow roads.

6. Instead of Honey Bee Comb grille, they have replaced with Vento style grille.

Not much of difference in price compared to Initial 2014 models!
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