If you remain in the market for a new hot hatch, the latest VW Polo GTI is another competent choice to place on your shortlist. Introduced all at once with the brand-new Polo, it’ll be VW’s high-performance competitor to the Ford Carnival ST, Mini Cooper S and Renaultsport Clio.
2018 VW Polo GTI Styling
The latest GTI doesn’t stray too far from the conventional Polo’s design– the very same vibrant headlights sit either side of a Tiguan-inspired front grille. That stated the lower front bumper real estate the foglights is reshaped and lower on the GTI reflecting its sportier billing. The side features the very same handsome creases as the normal Polo but has a lower side skirt and a small GTI badge on the wing. At the back, a small spoiler sits above the back window while a grey plastic diffuser echoes the design of the larger Golf GTI. A saucy twin-exhaust pointer pokes out from the bumper while 17-inch alloy wheels complete the stylish touches, with 18-inch versions optional.
2018 VW Polo GTI Interior
The cabin is mostly the same from the regular Polo– which is no bad thing. It has the very same numerous area for 4 guests or five at a push, while the 351-litre boot has actually grown from the modest 280 litres used by its predecessor. You can likewise get VW’s Active Info Display for the very first time– a digital display screen in place of the conventional dials.
Fans of VW hot hatches will be pleased to find the seats are trimmed in the same tartan material that’s ended up being a trademark for the company’s sportier models. There’s likewise red stitching on the leather guiding wheel, ambient lighting as standard and a GTI-specific manual equipment knob.
2018 VW Polo GTI Driving and Engines
Under the bonnet is the very same 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine used on many cars throughout the VW Group variety. Here it makes 200hp, which need to be enough to protect a 0-62mph time in between 6 and seven seconds. It can be mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard with a seven-speed automated offered as an option. VW promises the car readies around corners, too. It includes exactly what VW calls a ‘sport chassis’ that we take to imply lowered suspension and larger brakes than the routine Polo. The company will also provide a ‘Sport Select’ chassis alternative that ought to include a lot more aggressive suspension settings and potentially an even lower trip height.
2018 VW Polo GTI Price and Release Date
VW hasn’t stated how much the new Polo GTI will cost so we’re anticipating it to be priced likewise to the outgoing model– approximately ₤ 19,500. It ought to go on sale before the end of 2017 with a lot of deliveries most likely to get here in 2018.
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