2021 Volkswagen Polo revealed

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Author: | Updated: 23 Apr 2021 09:15

The Volkswagen Polo has received a mid-life refresh. It gets tweaked styling to match the latest Golf, new driver aids and a revised petrol engine line-up.

Set to arrive in the UK later in 2021, here’s what you need to know.

Volkswagen Polo 2021 front

Volkswagen Polo exterior

On the outside, changes are most notable at the front and rear. The grille now features a full-width light bar akin to the new Golf, with a new set of LED headlights to match. They get an upswept design too, while the grille itself is flatter than before.

At the rear, it’s difficult to tell it apart from the Golf. It gets the same distinctive tail lights that appear to mould neatly into the boot lid. Depending on specification there’s a neat rear diffuser too that incorporates twin exhaust tips.

All models come with at least 15in alloy wheels, with several new designs available along with four new paint colours.

Volkswagen Polo 2021 interior

Volkswagen Polo interior

The inside will be more familiar to those driving the existing Polo, but there are changes. There’s been a steering wheel design change, while all versions now feature that vivid 10in driver display.

The latest version of Volkswagen’s infotainment system is used, operated via an 8in touchscreen unit. It’s compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Volkswagen Polo 2021 infotainment

An optional Travel Assist pack is now available, which ushers in some semi-autonomous tech. It allows the car to accelerate, brake and steer when on motorways.

Volkswagen Polo 2021 side 

Volkswagen Polo drivetrains

The engine line-up has been updated and from launch, the revised car gets three petrol options. They’re made up of a single turbocharged 1.0-litre unit that offers 80hp, 90hp and 110hp respectively.

An automatic seven-speed gearbox is standard on the most potent model, but it’s an option on the 90hp model too. Others will feature a six-speed manual unit.

We’ll bring you exact specs and further technical details as and when they are revealed.

Volkswagen Polo 2021 rear

Volkswagen Polo release date

Exact UK prices and a release date are to be confirmed, but we expect the new Polo to debut before the end of the year and will probably list from around £20,000.

We’ll bring you further info and the very best leasing plans as soon as they are available.

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