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    Volkswagen teases an updated version of its popular Polo

    Volkswagen has teased an updated version of its popular Polo. Here's what is known so far.
    Volkswagen teases an updated version of its popular Polo

    With a stellar sales record of around 18 million units finding homes around the world, Volkswagen knows it cannot mess with what's clearly a winning recipe with its Polo.

    The reveal of the updated Volkswagen Polo will take place on 22 April 2021 and the teaser image you see above gives us some clues as to what we can expect.

    We can clearly see the redesigned headlight as well as an extended LED strip that reaches up to the badge. This fashionable design element is something we've seen in a few cars now, not just the Volkswagen stable. The Volkswagen Golf 8 has it and this update to the Volkswagen Polo ties the family together quite nicely. We've already seen some Volkswagen Polo spy shots, but Volkswagen has cleverly kept the good stuff well hidden.

    A design update is just a small factor in the overall facelift process and given how tech-heavy vehicles are these days, it should come as no surprise that Volkswagen has given the Polo a big update under the skin. The teaser image was accompanied by the claim that 'the technologies and specification matric of the best-seller has had a comprehensive update.'

    What could this mean? We reckon this means the introduction of modern semi-autonomous safety equipment as well as enhanced connectivity such as that seen in the soon-to-be-launched Volkswagen Golf 8. The updated Volkswagen Polo is important because not only is it a popular model in South Africa but its also assembled in the Eastern Cape, at Volkswagen's facility in Uitenhage.

    We expect the updated model to also be built in South Africa, but when production will start is unclear. Set your alarms for Thursday the 22 April 2021.

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