Volkswagen could bring out a GTD variant of its new Polo, according to a company source.
A VW Golf GTD has recently been launched with the intention of offering GTI looks and performance, with the economy and emissions of a diesel model, and the Polo could receive the same treatment in the future.
“We wouldn’t rule it out,” the source told Autocar. “It’s still early days for the new Polo. The diesel mix isn’t as strong in the supermini segment but should there be significant demand for it, we would consider it.”
The GTI version of the Polo will be launched in the spring and it will be powered by a turbocharged and supercharged 1.4-litre petrol engine.
The five-door model has now gone on sale in the UK and the three-door model will follow later this year. Other Polo models in the range should include a baby SUV called CrossPolo, a convertible and an estate.