Volkswagen UK has announced that very soon it will be updating the Polo with a host of new technologies, frugal engines and a comprehensive makeover. All the mentioned updates will be performed on the yet to arrive 2014 Volkswagen Polo. The car is scheduled to be launched this summer.
As seen in the new generation Golf, Volkswagen has gradually been focusing safety, comfort, efficiency and practicality and it uses the same approach for the new Polo. To tell you how well equipped the upcoming Polo will be, it will feature Automatic Post Collision Braking System, a standard addition which automatically applies the brakes after the car collides with an object. This system ensures reduced kinetic energy which further minimizes the chance of a second collision.
Other safety features that are on the list for the new Polo are Automatic Cruise Control, a Driver Alert System, and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking. In addition to the safety features, the car will get a new electro-mechanical steering system and a new optional Sport Select suspension system featuring electronically controlled dampers.
Another interesting feature to arrive on the new Polo is Volkswagen Golf’s infotainment system which features a proximity sensor that reacts to hand gestures.
The 2014 Polo will also equip new 3- and 4-cylinder petrol engines that are complaint with EU6 emission standards. Alongside the 1.4 liter TSI engine, the powertrain options will include a 1.0 liter MPI and a 1.2 liter 4 cylinder TSI engine. Both the new engines will be available in two different power outputs: 1.0 liter MPI with 60 or 75 PS, and 2.0 liter TFSI with 90 or 110 PS.
The 1.4 liter TFSI featuring active cylinder deactivation technology has also been improved in terms of performance. The improved version produces 150 PS, which is 10 PS more than its predecessor. For the diesel range, Volkswagen has added two new 3-cylinder 1.4 liter TDI engines with power outputs of 75 PS and 90 PS respectively.
Coming to the styling updates, the changes made are rather subtle. These include a redesigned grille, a redesigned grille, improved and crispier body lines, optional LED headlights, new rear lights, new rear bumper, and as many as 5 new alloy wheel designs.
More details will emerge once the car is officially launched in the UK.