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Earlier this month, the CKD Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Hatch facelift sneaked its way into showrooms without so much as a hint of a formal introduction. Now, it appears its sedan sibling has gone and done the same with a unit spotted on the grounds of F.A. Wagen’s Glenmarie showroom. A quick check with the staff has also revealed that cars were already being delivered to customers.

So, what exactly is new this time round? To be honest, not much. If you thought the changes on the hatch were minute, think again. Whereas the hatch receives a slightly reworked front and rear end, the CKD Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Sedan facelift appears to have carried over a significant amount of exterior details from the pre-facelift variant. The only obvious difference is the adoption of smoked (halogen) headlights.

Bad news then for individuals hoping for a more thorough update – much like the changes paraded on the Polo Sedan facelift for other markets. Our version of the facelift retains the familiar-looking 15-inch ‘Riverside’ alloy wheels, shod with 185/60 Goodyear tyres.

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Under the hood, mechanicals remain the same as ever with a 1.6 litre MPI naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine pumping out 105 PS at 5,250 rpm and 153 Nm of torque at 3,800 rpm. Transmission wise, a six-speed Aisin torque converter automatic takes care of things. The century sprint is completed in a fairly docile 12.3 seconds while top whack is quoted at 183 km/h.

Inside, changes are limited to the addition of a Mk7 Golf-sourced squared-off steering wheel with phone controls – the pre-facelifted variant possessed only audio controls on the left spoke of the wheel. Everything else remains with the inclusion of the RCD 320 audio system and the same ‘Livon’ pattern on the fabric seats.

As for safety kit, the Polo Sedan facelift is equipped with four airbags, ABS with brake assist (BA), anti-pinch power windows at all four corners, three-point seat belts for rear occupants, Intelligent Crash Response System (unlocks the doors and activates the hazard lights in an accident) and Isofix mounts.

No changes in terms of pricing for the CKD Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Sedan facelift – figures remain at RM92,646, on-the-road with GST excluding insurance. A five-year/unlimited mileage warranty as well as a five-year mobility guarantee are included.