Now a month more spy photos and information about the expected update of the Polo are being received. However, Volkswagen had not yet provided any official advance. In the end, the German brand decided to introduce the first – and minimal advance – facelift, highlighting the technology that the hatchback will incorporate with the aim of keeping it in the upper range of the B segment.
On this occasion, Volkswagen speculated that the Polo 2023 will have LED headlights across the entire range with different technology depending on the variant. Aesthetically, the redesign will be inspired by the European model, but as we mentioned earlier, there will be differences depending on the variant: the entry-level, intermediate and perhaps even the Highline will use LED lamps with mirror-type technology -similar to the Nivus- Golf With the same internal frame as. For its part, the GTS variant will receive the same headlight as the Polo GTI that is marketed in the old continent and which uses a matrix LED projector – technology the brand calls IQ Light – with automatic high beam on/off to avoid blindness. Drivers coming from opposite direction with off system
The Wolfsburg firm highlights that the use of LEDs not only improves the field of vision, but will also lead to a significant improvement in efficiency, as they allow up to 3% reduction in fuel consumption. Yes, although a priori this would seem unrelated, the truth is that LED lights are more efficient and require less use of the alternator to recharge the battery, plus, it represents less demand for the combustion engine. Of course, the cost of the part is very high, so the engineering sector is working to repair parts by parts rather than replace the whole headlight.
The other innovation is that the Polo will add driving assistance, leaving it on equal terms with the Nivus, adopting systems such as adaptive cruise control, frontal collision warning and autonomous emergency braking. Similarly, the entire range will be 100% digital devices with displays ranging from 8 to 12.3, depending on the version.
Mechanically, the most accessible variants are expected to include the 170 TSI engine -1.0 turbo with 95 hp and 165 Nm of torque in the configuration for Argentina, while the most equipped 200 TSI (1.0 turbo with 116 hp and 200 ) will continue. Nm of torque)—which in our country should be reserved for the older 1.6 MSI- and 250 TSI (1.4 turbo with 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque) for the GTS variant.
It should be clarified that with this update, the brand considers the Polo and the Polo Track to be two different models: the Track will become the most accessible product in the regional range and will not have the innovations mentioned above, but will get differentiated aesthetics and features.