Volkswagen is planning to bring in a facelift of the Polo hatchback and Vento sedan. The new Polo and Vento cars will be launched on 4 September 2019. The updated models were earlier caught without camouflage while being shot for a TV commercial.
The VW Polo facelift will feature a honeycomb mesh radiator grille and a redesigned airdam that is reminiscent of the limited-edition GTI. The hatchback will also receive revised tail lights and a rear bumper to offer a fresh visual appeal.
The refreshed VW Vento is also likely to get similar styling updates as its hatchback sibling. The sedan will also get to flaunt sportier new side skirts. On the inside, both the Polo and Vento facelift models are expected to retain the cabin design. Expect some new features being added to both the cars.
The updated Polo would come powered by the same naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre petrol engine. This engine makes 76PS of maximum power and 95Nm of peak torque. The engine can be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The updated Polo GT TSI and Vento TSI might get Volkswagen’s new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine instead of the 1.2-litre, turbocharged unit. VW might also continue with the current BS4 engines for now and push the BS6 compliant engine updates for later. It remains to be seen what approach does VW take for the 1.5-litre diesel engine as well.
Currently, the Volkswagen Polo is available in the price range of Rs. 5.71 lakh - Rs 9.72 lakh, while the ongoing Vento is tagged between Rs. 8.64 lakh and Rs. 14.34 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). We expect the updated models to be priced at par with the outgoing version.
The refreshed VW Polo will continue to fight against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Toyota Glanza and Honda Jazz. On the other hand, the VW Vento facelift will continue to rival the likes of the Honda City, Skoda Rapid, Toyota Yaris, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.