Rumour: VW Polo and Ameo facelift details out

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A Polo and what appears to be a Vento have been spotted testing on the roads of Pune. The Polo, Vento as well as the Ameo are likely to receive updates later this year. 

We are told that the Polo could get a GTI style front bumper and a dual-tone rear bumper. The grille is also likely to be similar to the GTI featuring a chrome stripe instead of red highlights. It is likely to get non-GTI headlights and a single exhaust tip.

The Ameo is rumoured to receive a substantial styling overhaul. The rear of the car could be restyled to look like the Vento. It could get a Vento style grille, front bumper and new tail lights. Besides this, VW might offer the rear bumper from the Russian-spec Vento GT with a single exhaust tip.

Both cars are expected to come with the same set of engines as the current Polo and Ameo. The 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 75 BHP @ 6,200 rpm and 95 Nm @ 3,000-4,300 rpm is available on both models. The Polo diesel is powered by a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit that puts out 89 BHP @ 4,200 rpm and 230 Nm @ 1,500-2,500 rpm. On the Ameo and Polo GT TDI, this engine makes 108 BHP and 250 Nm of torque. The Polo GT TSI comes equipped with a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit that produces 104 BHP @ 5,000 rpm and 175 Nm @ 1,500-4,100 rpm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and 7-speed DSG.

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