Volkswagen has announced the Polo GTI will be priced from £18,850, ahead of very first client deliveries in March. It implies the Polo undercuts the Peugeot 208 GTi as well as RenaultSport Clio, while a base Fiesta ST is available in at £1,600 less.
All models come fitted with the 189bhp 1.8-litre turbocharged engine, however unlike the previous generation Polo GTI it does get the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox. A seven-speed DSG gearbox is likewise available.
Entry-level three-door models paired with the manual transmission are available in at £18,850, while the much more useful five-door design adds £630 to the cost. adding the DSG gearbox adds a even more £1,245, with range-topping models priced at £20,725.
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Compared to the previous GTI, the new Polo is much more powerful in addition to much more efficient, with an extra 12bhp extracted from the 1.8-litre engine. The 0-62mph sprint takes 6.7 seconds – quicker than the Peugeot as well as Ford – as well as the vehicle will go on to a 146mph top speed.
VW likewise provides a sport performance pack as an option, which adds dynamic Chassis Control.