26 July 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Polo freshened up with facelift in 2013; all-new model due 2015

As sales of the current car are high, German car magazine Auto Bild has published renderings of the fifth-generation Polo’s facelift, expected as soon as 2013. Reports also state that the new sixth-generation Polo will arrive in 2015. On the facelifted car, the biggest visual changes are at the front, where it gains a chrome-slatted grille linking the upturned headlights, as first seen on the Cross Coupé, which last appeared at this year’s Geneva motor show. Underneath those is an inset grille ‘face’ line, as seen on the smaller Up. At the rear are slim tailgate-split LED tail lights.

2013 Volkswagen Polo facelift (Source: Auto Bild)

2013 Volkswagen Polo facelift (Source: Auto Bild)

2013 Volkswagen Polo facelift (Source: Auto Bild)

2013 Volkswagen Polo facelift (Source: Auto Bild)

2013 Volkswagen Polo facelift (Source: Auto Bild)

2013 Volkswagen Polo facelift (Source: Auto Bild)

As far as model variants are concerned, the CrossPolo is destined to continue in the markets in which it currently serves, while a compact SUV-cum-MPV has also been mooted, although the green light is yet to be given. If it is, don’t expect it before summer 2016, when the sixth-generation model line is in full swing, alongside a hybrid twin-drive version. After that, Auto Bild states that a new Polo GTI will arrive in the autumn of 2016, with a blue-e-motion electric version later.

[Images: Auto Bild/Larson/Poblete]

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