Volkswagen in a bid to acquire some extra shares in the premium hatchback segment has launched the 2014 version of Polo at the starting price of Rs. 4.99 lakhs. The facelift was first unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and is in news for quite some time in the Indian market. This is the first major facelift of Polo since it made its debut in India five years back. The launch event took place at New Delhi. The updated version besides having cosmetic changes, sports a new TDI diesel engine. The new Polo would compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai i20 and Ford Figo in the premium hatch segment.
The German breed has been updated inside out with contemporary looks to appease the generation next buyers. The front profile gets major overhaul with double barrel headlamps having silver accents and single chrome lining at the bottom. The front bumper too gets updated with large black air dam and the redesigned fog lamps enclosed in a new frame. The side profile remains unchanged with body colored door handles and rear view mirrors. Polo now sits on newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels which makes dynamic presence on road while the rear profile expresses subtle changes with tweaked taillights and new bumper having huge license plate carrier and reflector. The rear spoiler that houses brake light at the middle remains intact. The car is now available in two additional color options to choose from. Overall the car gets decent update on the exterior front.
The interiors of Volkswagen Polo though carries the same dual toned color scheme but shows signs of impressive touching. The seats are now adorned with premium looking fabric upholstery while the steering wheel features three-spoke design with mounted audio controls and chrome finishing. Rest of the cabin shows the same ergonomics for which German automaker is known for. The instrument panel with chrome surrounds, aluminum looking pedals and stylish gear knob shows the same level of biotechnology. Comfort is par with the premium looking hatch in the market. Some of the features that makes sitting in this car a pleasure are advance Air Conditioner, electronically powered steering wheel with tilt-telescopic functionality, power windows and door locks, audio system with CD/MP3 playback and USB/Bluetooth and Aux-In connectivity along with 4-speakers to enhance acoustics. The car besides providing comfortable sitting for 5-passengers, convenient entry sliding seats,