Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift is here, receives considerable design update

The Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift could get a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine.The Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift could share the automatic climate control with Tiguan and Artemis.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 30 Jun 2021, 03:52 PM
Volkswagen has updated the Polo GTI hot hatch indicating an imminent launch. (Image: LinkedIn/Ralf Brandstätter)
Volkswagen has updated the Polo GTI hot hatch indicating an imminent launch. (Image: LinkedIn/Ralf Brandstätter)
Volkswagen has updated the Polo GTI hot hatch indicating an imminent launch. (Image: LinkedIn/Ralf Brandstätter)
Volkswagen has updated the Polo GTI hot hatch indicating an imminent launch. (Image: LinkedIn/Ralf Brandstätter)

Volkswagen has introduced its facelifted Polo lineup over two months ago. The range-topping GTI model was not there but now the German car brand has unveiled the Polo hot hatch online.

(Also Read: Volkswagen India teases Taigun SUV in a production-ready guise. Launch imminent)

Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars has released two images of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI on the social platform. The images show the car with the design updates.

(Also Read: In pics: 2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift debuts with new design)

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As the updated Volkswagen Polo GTI's images have been revealed, they show completely redesigned headlamps and wider taillights. It also gets the honeycomb mesh grille with integrated LED daytime running lights, usual sporty red accents, dual exhaust tips, dual-tone allow wheels with red brake callipers. The contrasting black mirrors and roof add more sportiness to the hot hatch.

Images of the cabin are not there. But it could get a standard digital instrument cluster, a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, updated climate control in line with Tiguan and Arteon etc.

Volkswagen is yet to disclose the details of the engine and transmission and other specifications as well. The automaker is promising a powerful TSI engine to be producing energy for the hot hatch.

It could get a 2.0-litre petrol engine capable of churning out 204 hp of power and 320 Nm of torque output. This was the same engine that was powering the outgoing model. A six-speed manual transmission will be there. However, there would be a DSG automatic version as well.

First Published Date: 30 Jun 2021, 01:50 PM IST
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