Mk6 Volkswagen Polo facelift teaser image released – new nose, full-width LED DRLs, April 22 world debut

Mk6 Volkswagen Polo facelift teaser image released – new nose, full-width LED DRLs, April 22 world debut

The Volkswagen Polo facelift is ready and will be unveiled virtually on April 22. Wolfsburg says that the Mk6 Polo’s design, technologies and specification matrix have had a comprehensive update. The current generation surfaced in 2017, so it’s due a midlife facelift. Note that this isn’t the Polo that Malaysians are familiar with – that’s the Mk5.

The sole teaser image above shows a purple hatchback with a revised front end. The headlamp clusters appear slimmer and sharper, and within them are twin-barrel LED headlamps. While the previous crooked LED daytime running lights were visually connected to the VW logo by chrome strips, the LED DRLs are now full width – that chrome strip is now light. There’s another line of DRL at the sides to make them two lines at the edges.

A main player in VW’s team since 1975 (around 18m sold to date), the Polo has never been so big. The Mk6 – which is underpinned by the MQB platform – is 81 mm longer (4,053 mm), 94 mm wider (1,751 mm) and 7 mm lower (1,446 mm) than the Mk5 we’re familiar with, while its wheelbase is a full 94 mm longer (2,564 mm). The small A0 version of the MQB is also used on the Seat Ibiza, which just received its facelift as well.

“New technologies are finding their way in, instruments are becoming more digital and, thanks to greater networking, the inhabitants are ‘always on’ – so the success story of this vehicle can continue,” Volkswagen says of the latest Polo. Check out the pre-facelift Mk6 and the hot 200 PS Polo GTI, and stay tuned for the new one.

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  • German Marque Owner on Apr 20, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    While DRL no doubt make safer driving, I must say the DRL replacement (due to accident) is not going to be cheap. DRL makes the car looks good too.

    Unfortunately, a single used “potong” unit (for a german marque) cost about RM2000. I checked the price myself. Imagine the cost of brand new ones.

    Now, imagine VW’s new DRL with extensive full width DRL lamp would cost. No wonder insurance premium kept going up for you and me.

    No wonder my friendly mechanic joked that stealing DRL today probably better than stealing sport rims.

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    • the fact on Apr 20, 2021 at 5:24 pm

      its not only the DRL, its the systems in the headlight as well… for instance even the Perodua Ativa has adaptive headlights, so imagine how much that would cost? consumers want tech tech, but dont think about the cost.

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    • Kunta Kanta Konto on Apr 21, 2021 at 12:50 am

      could this be the reason why P2 until now dont have the DRL? keep the car and insurance price affordable for all

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  • Civic Turbo 2018 on Apr 20, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Vento/Polo mk5 cukup for Bolehland?

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  • Jom Global on Apr 20, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    The best German car nose grille

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  • JOACHIM on Apr 20, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    German Ah beng designed this car? DRL purpose is for easier visibility to others, so having them at headlights is good already there is no need for the full width DRL that will just annoy others.

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