This is the 2014 Volkswagen Polo, which has undergone major revisions as part of its mid-life face-lift.
The Polo gets a new look front and rear, with the headlights made to look more like those on the Golf.
In addition to the new lights, it also gets chrome detailing on the grille and linking the two front foglights. Higher trim models, and the GTI also get new LED headlights as standard.
The rear lights and bumpers have also been redesigned, while buyers can choose from six new alloy wheel designs, taking the total number offered to 10. There also eight new colours to choose from, making 15 in total.
The comprehensive feel to the face-lift continues in the interior as well, with the Polo getting more elements from the Golf. It gets the three-spoke steering wheel from the larger car, while the layout of the instrument panel and centre console has also been overhauled.
Volkswagen says that the Polo is the first car in its range to get the second generation version of its touch-screen infotainment system that is available in the Golf. There are four systems in total, all with touch-screens, ranging in size from 5.0 inches to 6.5 inches. All are controlled in the same manner as a smartphone.
The interior has also been decorated with chrome, around the door panels, air vents and the gearlever.
All Polos will get improved technology, with a post-collision braking system, which applies the brakes after an impact to lessen the chance of a second crash, offered as standard. A driver alert system, automatic cruise control and city braking will also be offered as options.
A Sport suspension set-up will be available for the first time, with electronic dampers allowing the driver to choose between two settings. However, a spokesman for VW said that it was too early to say which model this will be offered on.
The Polo is set to be offered in three trim levels to start off with, S, SE and SEL, with full details to be announced closer to the car's launch. However, Bluetooth will come as standard on all models.
There will be six petrol engines and two diesels. The range starts with two 1.0-litre engines, with 59bhp or 74bhp, then there are two 1.2-litre petrols in 89bhp and 108bhp forms, with the latter joining the range at the end of 2014. A 1.4-litre petrol with cylinder-deactivation technology will also be available at launch, while a GTI version will be offered in 2015.
The two diesels will be a pair of 1.4-litre units, with 74bhp and 89bhp. The 1.2-litre Bluemotion model will no longer be offered in the UK, with the Bluemotion badge going on a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder unit that is due to join the range at the end of 2014. It is expected to average around 69mpg and emit 89g/km of CO2.
Prices are yet to be confirmed, but are not expected to change much from the current car's. Final details will be released before order books open in April, with first cars heading to customers in July.
By Tom Webster