14 December 2017
Volkswagen has been making ‘GTI’-badged sizzling hatchbacks for greater than 4 many years, and but has ceaselessly struggled when diversifying its sub-emblem past the Golf vary.
The new Polo GTI could be the automotive to modify that. Powered via a detuned Golf GTI engine generating 197bhp and offering sub-7.0sec Zero-62mph acceleration, the new sizzling Polo is all set to convey a elegant and usable, but newly severe efficiency possibility into the marketplace ruled via the likes of the Ford Fiesta ST and Mini Cooper S.
Unlike earlier Polo GTIs, this one has been deliberate from the earliest phases of the introduction of VW’s newest supermini platform and engineered with out compromise. It’ll be to be had with a number of DSG paddleshift computerized and handbook gearboxes and with VW’s newest virtual tools and infotainment era too. Matt Saunders came upon if it is in the end a junior GTI worthy of the badge.
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