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First pictures and details of hot VW Polo
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19 February 2010

These are the first pictures of the new VW Polo GTi, which will be unveiled at next month’s Geneva motor show ahead of UK sales starting in August.

The new hot hatch comes with the VW Group’s 1.4-litre TSI engine, delivering 177bhp, connected to a seven-speed DSG transmission. It also comes with a version of VW’s XDS electronic differential, as used in the Seat Ibiza Cupra.

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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 mini Golf GTi. So it gets the similar five-spoke polished 17-inch alloys, and the same style of honeycomb grille with a red frame. Inside the seats are trimmed in a similar checked cloth material to the Golf GTi, and there’s a flat-bottomed wheel, too.

The GTi will be available as a three and five-door, with prices starting at around £18,000 for the three door.

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J400uk 18 May 2010

Re: VW Polo GTI launched

l00ky wrote:

I think the guys at Volkswagen thought at everything when they made the car and have set it to give best performance, the only thing I fear is that tiny engine with 180Hp and the rumors that went around last year about the golf 1.4l with 170Hp.Those engines went down really fast and were taken off the market

Er no they didn't. The Golf 1.4 TSI 170 went on the market in 2006 and remained on sale until 2008 when the MK5 reached the end of its life. The replacement Golf MK6 got a 1.4 TSI 160 instead, which although slightly down on power delivers improved emissions/ fuel economy and has the same torque. As the Golf MK6 weighs less, the performance is still just as good as before. The Golf 1.4 TSI 140 on the other hand was dropped, as presumably there was no point offering it for sale alongside the 1.4 TSI 122 & 160, but it remained on offer with the Touran.

beachland2 21 February 2010

Re: VW Polo GTI launched

180bhp on a 1.4 is not that stressed. Thats not even 150bhp a litre.

There is a 200-210bhp version to come in some guise...

l00ky 21 February 2010

Re: VW Polo GTI launched

I think the guys at Volkswagen thought at everything when they made the car and have set it to give best performance, the only thing I fear is that tiny engine with 180Hp and the rumors that went around last year about the golf 1.4l with 170Hp.Those engines went down really fast and were taken off the market

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