Volkswagen’s Polo is one of the top sellers for the German brand both here in South Africa and abroad. More than 18 million units of the compact car have been sold since it was first launched. Now a revised VW Polo has been shown to the world. The midlife revision brings a new appearance and an upgraded tech in the interior. This facelifted version will be introduced into the local market in the first quarter of next year.

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New look

The most notable changes from a stylistic perspective involve the head- and taillamps. The front end, of all derivatives, now features LED headlamps. Versions higher up the in the line-up will offer sophisticated matrix LEDs. The revised VW Polo has taillamps that now extend onto the boot lid, similar to its larger sibling the VW Golf.

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New inside

Inside the cabin the revised VW Polo has a digital instrument cluster as standard. VW’s newest infotainment system is also present. The system now features a full suite of mobile phone connectivity and mirror link options. New air conditioning controls have been borrowed from elsewhere in the VW range.

When the revised VW Polo debuts locally next year we expect the range to remain unchanged from the current offerings. Expect various trim levels of the 1,0TSI version with the 147 kW GTI as the apex variant. The latter will face stiff competition from the Hyundai i20N, which will be introduced locally in a few weeks.

Get a closer look at the Revised VW Polo in the video below.