Spied – 2014 VW Polo facelift caught testing in India again

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014 - 11:19am IST

Further spyshots of the 2014 VW Polo facelift testing in India are now available. These give us a good idea on what to expect from the refreshed Polo when it launches in India in the middle of this year.

2014 VW Polo facelift India caught
The headlights of the refreshed Indian Polo seem to be borrowed from the pre-facelifted European Polo.
VW Polo in Europe press shot
Pre-facelifted European Polo’s image added for reference.

At the front, the refreshed Polo wears a new bumper which gets redesigned foglights, a chrome element connecting these foglights and horizontal structures for the airdam (the current Polo gets a honeycomb layout). The twin chrome grille is replaced, and the 2014 Polo gets only a single bar of chrome connecting the headlights.

VW Polo facelift front three quarters press image
The Polo facelift will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show.

The headlights on the international 2014 Polo feature new mirror housings and VW will even offer LED lights as an option. In the interest of cost, the Indian Polo will not receive these LED lights, instead, it will borrow its headlamps from the pre-facelifted European Polo. The headlights were always a distinguishing element between the Polo sold in India and abroad.

2014 VW Polo facelift India caught side
No changes observed to the side of the refreshed Polo.

The profile of the refreshed Polo stays the same as the current model. Based on these spyshots, no changes are observed on the alloy wheels, or even the side indicators, which on the European Polo are integrated on the wing mirrors.

2014 VW Polo facelift India caught front

While the petrol engine options – a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated three-cylinder and a 1.2-liter TSI four-cylinder – would carry on unchanged, the 1.2-liter three-cylinder diesel and 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel are likely to be replaced by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that would be more efficient and less noisy.

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2 thoughts on “Spied – 2014 VW Polo facelift caught testing in India again

  1. Abby says:

    I wish they…

    Added side impact air bags on all trims
    Added powered folding for both ORVM’s
    Added a few more interesting body colors
    Added ISOFIX guide points for the rear seats
    Added low maintenance Alcantara fabric on seats
    Added a underbody protection kit as standard on all trims
    Added better and comfy under thigh support on the rear seats
    Added all the ‘Blue Motion’ attributes into all TDI trims at least
    Added a 2 Zone Climatronic (Front and Rear) with rear AC blower/vent
    Added a low profile but height adjustable headrest for the rear-middle seat passenger
    Changed the current inefficient rear seat folding into a fully foldable 60:40 flip-flop rear seats like in Tata Indica
    Increased the rear seat knee room a little by reducing the boot space a bit without changing the overall exterior dimension
    Change the current bland CD/USB player with a SATNAV and REAR VIEW DISPLAY integrated one like in the new euro model
    Added a head up display for basic driver info and SATNAV to enable the driver not to take his eyes off of the road while driving
    Added pre facelift euro versions circular bifocals with stronger Xenon/LED lamps with a wider sweep and brighter but colder flare than the squarish LED’s and stay away from mere cosmetic DRLS which has no proven passenger safety advantage

    Above all reduce the ownership and maintenance cost by locally sourcing quality components
    Bring in attractive VW finance options, increase dealerships, heighten quality in service and delivery

    Oh sorry, I just woke up…. Now back to work for migrating to Germany…?

  2. Navin says:

    Sincerely hope the DRLs make it to India possibly on the Highline version


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