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Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Subhash Nair

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Russian Market Gets Facelifted Polo Sedan

The Russian market has received a facelifted version of the Volkswagen Polo Sedan whose biggest changes appear to be mostly cosmetic. The new model looks more upmarket, with cues from its bigger Jetta and Passat siblings finding their way into the entry-level VW’s exterior.

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Take the new headlights, for example. Bi-Xenon projector lights come as an option now, but there’s also LED daytime running lights that make the Polo sedan look more like the rest of its family. Also take note of the new crease that runs from the headlamp all the way to the tail lamp – very muscular.

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This line existed on the pre-facelift model as well, but it’s less pronounced. Another squared-off addition is the front grille and fog lights, which are now covered in more lines than curves. The rest of the exterior changes are subtler, but run along the same philosophy of making the car more angular. Russians can expect to see the Polo Sedan in a number of new colours as well.

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The dashboard, pictured here with brown trim, looks mildly updated, with changes being mostly trim and accent changes rather than a shift in the layout. The biggest difference being the centre console, now finished in metal-like trim. The engine is still a 1.6 litre that makes 105 PS, but the Russians have a 5-speed manual option in addition to the 6-speed auto. No word from Volkswagen Malaysia if they’re going to bring this version of the Polo Sedan in.

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