If you remain in the market for a brand-new hot hatch, the current VW Polo GTI is another proficient alternative to put on your shortlist. Launched simultaneously 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 wander off too far from the conventional Polo’s style– the exact same bold headlights sit either side of a Tiguan-inspired front grille. That stated the lower front bumper real estate the foglights is improved and lower on the GTI showing its sportier billing. The side features the exact same handsome creases as the typical 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 style of the larger Golf GTI. A saucy twin-exhaust tip 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 primarily the same from the routine Polo– which is no bad thing. It has the very same plentiful area for four travelers or 5 at a push, while the 351-litre boot has grown from the modest 280 litres provided 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 discover the seats are cut in the very same tartan fabric that’s become a hallmark for the firm’s sportier models. There’s also red stitching on the leather steering wheel, ambient lighting as basic and a GTI-specific handbook gear knob.
2018 VW Polo GTI Driving and Engines
Under the bonnet is the very same 2.0-litre turbo fuel engine used on lots of cars throughout the VW Group variety. Here it makes 200hp, which should suffice to protect a 0-62mph time in between six and seven seconds. It can be mated to a six-speed handbook gearbox as basic with a seven-speed automatic readily available as a choice. VW promises the car is good around corners, too. It comes with exactly what VW calls a ‘sport chassis’ that we take to mean lowered suspension and larger brakes than the regular Polo. The firm will likewise provide a ‘Sport Select’ chassis alternative that ought to consist of much more aggressive suspension settings and possibly an even lower flight height.
2018 VW Polo GTI Price and Release Date
VW hasn’t said what does it cost? the new 2018 VW Polo GTI will cost so we’re anticipating it to be priced likewise to the outbound model– approximately ₤ 19,500. It needs to go on sale before the end of 2017 with many shipments likely to get here in 2018.
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