Volkswagen Polo Facelift 1

A check with the Volkswagen Malaysia website reveals that the price of the locally-assembled Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Hatch has been revised. The facelift, which was introduced last year, now goes for RM77,646 on-the-road excluding insurance (RM76,888, retail), a reduction of RM13,000 from the RM90,646 previously.

No changes in terms of mechanical specifications, the familiar 105 PS and 153 Nm 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated MPI four-pot continuing on as is, paired with the usual Aisin six-speed automatic transmission. The car continues to ride on 15-inch “Riverside” alloy wheels and 185/60 profile rubbers.

The standard equipment list is also as that seen previously, though the RCD 320 head unit (as seen in the photos, which is of the 2015 model year car) has been replaced by a RCD 330G with USB and iPod interface and MirrorLink capability, with the four speaker configuration for the audio system being retained. Refer to the video below to see what the new RCD 330G unit in action.

Aside from that, a new centre armrest finds its way on, and with it, a rear AC vent. Otherwise, it’s all familiar ground, with items such as cruise control, Climatronic single-zone auto air-conditioning as well as halogen headlamps to be found. Likewise, safety equipment – no electronic stability control, the kit count only consisting of two airbags, ABS and brake assist as well as Isofix child seat anchors.

Buyers can go for an optional G1 Isofix Duo Plus top tether child seat, which adds RM3,048 to the final equation. The Polo 1.6 Hatch now comes with a five-year warranty and five-year mobility guarantee. If you’re interested in a test drive, register your interest here.

GALLERY: 2015 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Hatch CKD facelift (this is the 2015 model year version of the facelift, from when it was introduced last year)