The VW Polo facelift has been launched today with a starting price of INR 4.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Apart from getting a brand new 1.5-litre diesel engine, the Polo facelift has cosmetic upgrades. Here is a visual comparison of the new and the old car.
The front fascia of the new Polo has undergone minor changes like receiving a new grille which has two black horizontal slats underlined by a single chrome member compared to the old car's triple chrome slat design. The bumper has been reprofiled to accommodate a wider secondary airdam and a new chrome insert runs across the width of the bumper, cradling the revised foglamps. The headlamp clusters now house dual barrel elements and static cornering lights.
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The profile of the car remains unchanged except for the new alloy wheel design. The Polo facelift introduces a new orange color option. Coming to the rear, the changes are limited to the new bumper which has reflectors on either side and a redesigned license plate enclosure.
Inside, the new car's flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel is the most significant change. The silver insert on the centre console is another noticeable visual change to the dashboard and the multi-info display nested within the instrument console adopts a different font. The seat fabric is mildly different, the rear headrests wrap around the seat back to become shorter, while the rest of the interior continues untouched.