These are the first pictures of the new VW Polo GTI, which will be unveiled at next month’s Geneva motor show with UK sales starting in August.
The new hot-hatch comes with the VW Group’s 1,4-litre TSI engine, delivering 130 kW and 252 N.m of torque. Mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission, the new Polo GTI will accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 227 km/h. The new VW Polo GTI will also be fitted with a version of Volkswagen’s XDS electronic differential, as used in the Seat Ibiza Cupra. Suspension is lower than the standard Polo by 15mm all round, and the car gets its own spring and damper settings.
Like the last Polo GTI, this one’s also been styled to look like a scaled down Golf GTI. The new ‘baby’ GTI receives the familiar telephone dial alloy wheels in size 17-inch, as well as the same honeycomb style grille with a red frame. Inside, the seats are trimmed in a similar checked cloth material to the Golf GTi, and there’s also a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel.
The GTI will be available as a three and five-door in Europe. VWSA has not yet announced a release date or pricing details but expect to see the new VW Polo GTI on our roads towards the end of this year.