Thursday, September 29, 2022

Autoworld news: Volkswagen has updated the Polo hatchback

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In Brazil, the restyled hatchback Volkswagen Polo debuted for the local market. The updated five-door outwardly resembles the European version, but differs noticeably from it in details. Already in the basic configuration, the Polo is equipped with LED headlights, which is a unique offer in the segment. It also has a digital instrument panel, climate control and the VW Play multimedia system.

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The updated Polo is the only model in the segment that is already “in the base” equipped with LED headlights. They are brighter than usual one and a half times and “beat” more than 130 meters. Despite the similarity to the European Polo, the Brazilian hatchback is noticeably different in details. For example, it does not have a luminous jumper between the front optics, and the lights have a completely different shape.

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Volkswagen

Inside, the finishing materials and surface textures have been updated. The Polo has an 8-inch or 10.25-inch digital gauge, wireless charging, and USB-C ports. Seats – almost like in Polo GTS.

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The VW Play media system now includes an Internet radio app and specific car wash settings, as well as access to vehicle data via smartphone. Four airbags and a re-collision avoidance system became standard on the model.

In the range of engines – “aspirated” 1.0 MPI and a turbo engine of the same volume. The junior unit produces 84 horsepower and 101 Nm of torque and is combined with a five-speed “mechanics”. The older one has 116 forces and 165 Nm and, in addition to the “mechanics”, can be paired with a six-speed automatic.

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The brand color of the restyled Volkswagen Polo will be the new red shade Sunset Red, which debuted on the Nivus crossover. Also at the launch, buyers will be offered a Black Kit styling package with black decor elements. In Brazil, the hatchback will cost from 82,990 to 109,990 reais (988,000-1,300,000 rubles), that is, the price of the top version will be 7,000 reais lower than before. This was done so as not to overlap in cost with Nivus.

Source: Rambler

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