Volkswagen has revealed that it will begin accepting reservations for the 2021 Polo in its home market in June, less than a month after the big reveal.
The facelifted subcompact hatchback is available in the ‘New’ base specification for less than € 16,000 (equal to $ 19,325) on an introductory basis. In contrast, two of its main competitors, the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio, are available in Germany for as little as € 14,350 ($ 17,333) and € 14,100 ($ 17,031), respectively.
The 2021 Polo features redesigned styling, including new bumpers, headlights, and taillights, as well as the latest generation of the MIB3 infotainment system with eSIM. Additionally, the entry-level model features the brand’s digital cockpit, multi-function steering wheel, and air conditioning, while the lane departure warning and front assist with city emergency braking and pedestrian detection assist drivers on their daily commute.
The facelifted Polo will be available in four trim levels at launch: foundation, Life, Style, and R-Line. The company’s website in Germany already lists the two mid grades at € 20,175 ($ 24,368) and € 22,475 ($ 27,146), respectively. Steel wheels, front and rear parking sensors, height-adjustable front seats, and USB-C ports will be standard on the Polo Life. The Style will feature 15-inch alloy wheels, LED matrix headlights, LED daytime running lights, cornering lights, ambient lighting in the interior, heated front seats, and smartphone integration.
Three engines would initially be available: a 95 PS (94 HP / 70 kW) petrol engine, a 110 PS (109 HP / 81 kW) petrol engine, and a 90 PS (88 HP / 66 kW) natural gas engine. The lineup will gradually expand to include additional models, including the 2021 Polo GTI, which is scheduled to arrive in June.