So the current Polo has been around since late 2009 and with Vauxhall set to update the Corsa later this year and big things expected of the new Hyundai i20, VW has decided to give the Polo a little bit of a refresh. If you’re wondering what exactly has changed, well, so are we. Rest assured, however, that there’s a lot going on underneath the skin. As for the exterior changes, well, there’s some new headlights, a redesigned front bumper and there’s bits of extra chrome to up the premium-ness. You’ll see round here there’s new alloy wheel designs (one of five shown). At the back there’s a new bumper and some taillights. That masks the fact that Volkswagen has done a lot with this car.Most importantly, they’ve updated every engine. The basic, wheezy 1.2 has been replaced by the 3-cylinder engines from the up! with either 59 or 74bhp. The 1.2 TSI is still here, while the old 1.2 and 1.6 TDIs are swapped for some 1.4-litre 3-cylinders. We no longer get the diesel BlueMotion in the UK, instead what VW has done is replaced it with this car, powered by a 1.0-litre turbo with 89bhp.The impressive thing about this engine is that it’s capable of almost 70mpg – which, for a petrol, is seriously impressive. At the top of the range VW is going to re-introduce the GTI, coming next year with a power boost and, according to some people at VW UK, is going to come with the option of a manual gearbox. As for the interior, well it’s had a Golf mk7-style makeover, where this leather steering wheel comes from and the 6.5-inch colour touchscreen in the centre console. It’s got a proximity sensor so as you move you had towards it, it can display more options and you can also swipe and zoom like on a smartphone.There’s also a new sport button in here which controls the adaptive dampers. It’s an option on most Polos and it allows you to put it into sport mode and stiffen up the dampers if you want. The steering has been changed from hydraulic to electro-mechanical, which will help save fuel. All the other details will be confirmed when the order books open in April but we can expect a starting price of around £11,000 with the first deliveries in July. .