Volkswagen will be introducing in Geneva next week several updated members of the recently facelifted Polo lineup.

Volkswagen will be introducing in Geneva next week several updated members of the recently facelifted Polo lineup.

First up is the pseudo off-roader CrossPolo which now rides on a fresh new set of 17-inch alloy wheels and benefits from body cladding on the lower areas of the bumpers, sills and within the wheelhouses. It can also be distinguished by its silver inserts on the roof rails, mirror housings and both bumpers. The front-wheel drive CrossPolo gains a new steering wheel, cabin fabrics and updated gear and parking brake lever.

Next is the Polo TSI BlueMotion equipped with a three-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 89 bhp (66 kW) which enables the model to return 57.3 mpg US (68.9 mpg UK or 4.1 liters / 100 km). The Polo TDI BlueMotion on the other hand makes use of a three-cylinder 1.4-liter with 74 bhp (55 kW) which is good enough for 75.8 mpg US (91.1 mpg UK or 3.1 liters / 100 km).

Sitting below the range-topping Polo GTI is the BlueGT derivative which has a 15mm lowered ride height and 17-inch rims. It benefits from more muscular bumpers, wider side sills and a rear spoiler positioned above the tailgate. Power comes from an updated 4-cylinder, 1.4-liter direct-injection gasoline engine that now delivers 148 bhp (110 kW), making it 10 bhp (7 kW) more powerful than its predecessor. It benefits from a cylinder cut off mechanism which allows the model to return 48.9 mpg US (58.8 mpg UK or 4.8 liters / 100 km) with the standard six-speed manual transmission.

Volkswagen has also revised the R-Line packages for the Polo and confirmed plans for plug-in hybrid and CNG versions which are due sometime in 2015.

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