The Volkswagen Polo and Vento are about to receive a facelift. The facelifted models were spotted without camouflage at a showroom, indicating thereby hinting at an imminent launch
Volkswagen is gearing up for the launch of the Polo and Vento for some time now. The spy shots of the two vehicles have been released on the Internet in the past few months. However, this is the first time that they have ever been spotted without camouflage.
The Volkswagen Polo in the spy shots is a GT variant. It comes with a restyled front fascia which resembles that on the high-performance GTI variant which came to India through the CBU route. The latter is imported to India in only a limited number and no longer available in the Indian auto market. The similarities between the two vehicles include a sharp front bumper and a honeycomb grille despite the lack of the full-LED headlights with red stripes in the former. On the side profile, the German automaker has decided to remove the decals and added the novel grey wheels. Coming to the rear, a (faux) diffuser which also looks like that on the GTI has been equipped; Euro-style taillights have also been added to contribute to the appeal of the vehicle.
The VW Polo has a similar front to the GTI variant.
The side and the rear of the VW Polo facelift have been altered to a considerable extent.
In the spy image, we can only see the sides and the rear of the VW Vento. The novel grey alloy wheels and mouldings on the side profile further enhance the sportiness of the vehicle. In the rear of the vehicle, the only major alteration which can be realized is a proportionate faux diffuser to the thin underbody cladding across which runs across the car body.
The side profile and the rear of the VW Vento have also received minor alterations against the outgoing model.
The Polo keeps under its hood a 1.0-litre petrol motor, a 1.2-litre TSI petrol motor and a 1.5-litre TDI diesel unit. On the other hand, the Vento is powered by a 1.6-litre gasoline motor, a 1.2-litre TSI gasoline burner and a 1.5-litre TDI oil burner. When the BS-VI emission standards take effect in March 2020, all these engines are likely to be discontinued and give way to a 1.0-litre petrol motor which is locally manufactured and compliant to the new norms. Whether this will become real remains unknown. However, we are sure that the facelifted models will be equipped with additional safety features which include airbags, rear parking sensors, speed alarm and seatbelt warning, etc. to adhere to the AIS 145 safety standards which will come into effect on July 1 this year.