Volkswagen has teased an updated version of its popular Polo. Here's what we know so far.
Update: With less than 24 hours to go before the official reveal, some leaked images found their way onto the Internet. We get to see the front, the rear and get a good look at the revised interior.
With a stellar sales record of around 18 million units finding homes around the world, Volkswagen knows it cannot mess what's clearly a winning recipe with its Polo.
The reveal of the updated Volkswagen Polo will take place on the 22nd April 2021 and the teaser image you see here gives us some clues as to what we can expect. We can clearly see the redesigned headlight as well as an extended LED strip that reaches to the badge. This fashionable design element is something we've seen in a few cars now, not just the Volkswagen stable. The Volkswagen Golf 8 has it and this update to the Volkswagen Polo ties the family together quite nicely. We've already seen some Volkswagen Polo spy shots, but Volkswagen has cleverly kept the good stuff well hidden.
A design update is just a small factor in the overall facelift process and given how tech-heavy vehicles are these days, it should come as no surprise that Volkswagen has given the Polo a big update under the skin. The teaser image was accompanied by the claim that 'the technologies and specification matric of the best-seller have had a comprehensive update.'
What could this mean? We reckon this means the introduction of modern semi-autonomous safety equipment as well as enhanced connectivity such as that seen in the soon-to-be-launched Volkswagen Golf 8. The updated Volkswagen Polo is important because not only is a popular model in South Africa, but its also assembled in the Eastern Cape, at Volkswagen's facility in Uitenhage.
We expect the updated model to also be built in South Africa, but as to when production will start is unclear. Set your alarms for Thursday the 22nd April 2021.