The Volkswagen Polo is updated with a full load of technology and safety

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Refreshed design, advanced driving assistance, full LED headlights (even Matrix if desired), more technology on board and no Diesel engines. These are the major innovations of the restyling of the Volkswagen Polo, which arrives four years after the launch of the sixth generation. The Polo, which has been built in over 18 million units since 1975, is a success story, making it one of the best-selling B-segments in the world. A winning recipe that, as per the Wolfsburg tradition, never foresees revolutions in style and in fact the retouches are quite discreet. On the other hand, the transversal element of the illuminated grille stands out, which reinterprets the style already seen on the ID., Golf and Arteon. This element, however, is combined with the Led Matrix headlights, which are optional or standard only on some configurations. The standard equipment, on the other hand, includes digital instrumentation, the multifunction steering wheel and the always-connected infotainment system.

Another gem available on request is the automatic climate control control with touch surfaces, while the availability of driver assistance systems is from a higher category. As standard, in addition to the automatic emergency braking, there is the lane maintenance assistant, while the options include the Iq.Drive Travel Assist, which is a first for the category. Its peculiarity is the interaction between predictive cruise control and lane assist, which allow partially autonomous driving up to 210 km / h, as long as you always keep your hands on the steering wheel, which in fact is equipped with capacitive surfaces to check. the presence. Speaking of safety again, the central airbag arrives on the Polo: it is located on the driver’s side, in a lateral position on the backrest of the rear seats and in the event of an accident it opens towards the center, protecting the driver and front passenger by preventing them from colliding with each other. against each other.

The Volkswagen Polo layouts have been updated and modified: now the range unfolds on the Polo, Life, Style, R-Line and GTI versions. The latter will, as always, be a separate model which has not yet been presented. Finally, speaking of engines, initially three petrol and one methane options will be available that always use the same base, namely the 1.0 3-cylinder. It can develop 80, 95 or 110 hp and on the middle version you can have the 7-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox, which is standard on the more powerful variant. The less powerful is aspirated, while the other two are turbo, as well as the TGI that delivers 90 hp. Finally, the restyled Polo is built in Pamplona (Spain) and Uitenhage (South Africa) for various markets around the world. As for prices and availability on the Italian market, they have not yet been formalized.

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