If in Russia the Volkswagen Polo is already sold in the form of a liftback, then in Europe the model of the current (sixth) generation is still a compact hatchback, which recently underwent a planned update.
Restyled VW Polo for the Old World received a modified design of the front end of the body. From now on, it has full LED optics, and for a surcharge, IQ.Light matrix headlights can be ordered. A car with this option is easily recognizable by the luminous LED strip in the radiator grille, which operates in the mode of running lights.
Of the changes at the stern, it is worth noting the appearance of wider lights with additional sections on the fifth door. By the way, optics similar in shape is used on the Russian version of the model.
Inside the Volkswagen Polo FL, an 8.0-inch virtual tidy is already installed in the base, while the more expensive versions have a 10.25-inch screen with several display modes and the ability to display navigation maps.
In the initial configuration, the hatchback entertainment system has a 6.5-inch monitor, and in older versions, the diagonal of the latter can be 8.0 or 9.2 ″. By the way, the most expensive cars have MIB3 multimedia, like the VW Golf and Tiguan.
Already in the database, the updated model boasts Bluetooth, air conditioning, multifunction steering wheel and four power windows. For a surcharge, climate control with a touch control unit is available (like the updated Tiguan).
Even before the restyling, the Germans completely abandoned the use of diesel engines, and now the 1.5-liter petrol “turbo four” TSI (150 hp) has also fallen under the knife. Thus, from now on in Europe, the model is offered exclusively with four three-cylinder engines.
The basic one is a liter aspirated MPI with a capacity of 80 hp, which works with a five-speed mechanics. Also available for the hatchback is a turbo version of this engine for 95 or 110 forces. The initial version of this unit can be ordered both with the aforementioned manual transmission, and with a seven-band robot, but the older one – only with a preselection.
Plus, a liter TGI gas engine is available for the European Polo, which works in tandem with a six-speed manual and develops 90 “mares”. In addition, the model retained the “charged” version of the GTI with a 2.0-liter engine, but the Germans have yet to update it.
VW specialists have tried to improve the safety of the European hatchback. In particular, the model received a central airbag between the front seats, and it is already in the base.
Plus, the list of initial equipment included an automatic braking system and a lane keep function, and for a surcharge, adaptive cruise control Travel Assist, which corresponds to the second level of autonomy, became available.
In Europe, taking orders for the Volkswagen Polo FL will open in May 2021. The hatchback will be offered in four trim levels (Polo, Life, Style and R-Line). The cost of the updated model has not been specified, but the price for the base car should not exceed 16,000 euros (1.45 million rubles at the current exchange rate).