Volkswagen has revealed the first official photos of the new Polo, face-lifted for the 2014 model year.

The new Polo will be available to order from April, with first deliveries due in late July.

For 2014, the Polo receives many of the electronic driver aids from its Golf brother, such as its Post-Collision Braking System which automatically applies the brakes following an accident to prevent a second collision.  Other systems, such as Driver Alert, City Emergency Braking and Automatic Cruise Control will be available as options.

A new engine, the turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-litre with 90PS, joins the range as the Polo BlueMotion TSI and replaces the previous diesel BlueMotion model.  It is said to be capable of 68.9mpg on the combined cycle yet emits just 94 g/km of CO2.

The remaining engine options have been reworked to provide greater performance and economy, with the range comprising of 1.0-litre MPI units with either 60 or 75PS, 1.2-litre four-cylinder TSI engines with 90 or 110PS, and a 1.4-litre TSI with cylinder deactivation that produces 150PS.

Diesel options come in the form of two three-cylinder 1.4-litre TDI units with 75 and 90PS.

A Polo GTI model will follow next year.

The Polo receives a new steering system, while Sport Select suspension with electronically-controlled dampers and two settings becomes an option.

Styling-wise, the front bumper and grille have been redesigned and now feature a chrome line in the lower grille section.  LED headlights are available as an option, the rear lights and bumper have been tweaked, and there are new designs for the alloy wheels.

Inside, the instruments have been redesigned, as has the steering wheel, and there’s a new centre console with improved ventilation controls.