An upgraded 2014 Volkswagen Polo Sedan has turned up unannounced at the carmaker’s local website. It’s quite an interesting one, this, as it has been enhanced with new features, yet carry a much lower estimated price of RM86,888. The existing Polo Sedan’s RM99,888 pricetag was unaffected by VGM’s recent range-wide price revision.
UPDATE: The locally-assembled 2014 VW Polo Sedan has been officially launched – click here for the launch report.
Most of the updates are found inside. A new RCD 320 Radio system with USB, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity replaces the basic RCD 210 head unit in the outgoing car. Climatronic auto air con with new rear vents is added into the standard equipment list, and a height-adjustable centre armrest now resides between the two front seats.
The 2014 model gets a few cosmetic changes too. The halogen headlamps have a different design; now with bright white surrounds instead of the current car’s black finish. Rear badge placement has been revised: there’s now a prominent Volkswagen lettering by the left light cluster, and the Polo insignia has been moved to the opposite side of the boot lid.
Elsewhere, the new Polo Sedan is identical to the one before. The 1.6 litre MPI engine with 105 PS and 153 Nm stays, as do the six-speed automatic transmission. Its performance figures remain: 0-100 km/h takes 12.3 seconds, and top speed is 183 km/h. Claimed fuel consumption is 6.5 litres per 100 km (15.3 km/L). Four airbags and ISOFIX mounts are standard items.
This could very well be the locally-assembled model that had been reported earlier in the year. Presumably it will replace the current fully-imported Polo Sedan that is manufactured in Pune, India, and join the Passat 1.8 TSI as the second CKD Volkswagen model to be assembled in DRB-Hicom’s Pekan plant.
Officially, the 2014 Volkswagen Polo Sedan is not readily available for purchase just yet (hence the estimated price tag), but the pre-order books have now been opened.