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Volkswagen unveils the 2018 Polo GTI

Volkswagen unveils the 2018 Polo GTI
CarTrade Editorial Team CarTrade Editorial Team Saturday 17 June 2017, 14:17 PM

Volkswagen has unveiled the sixth generation of Polo today. The new car gets revised styling and is based on a new platform. The launch has been covered extensively and you can read about it here. However, the star of the story is the Polo GTI which was also showcased today alongside the standard Polo. A performance oriented hot hatch which carries the extra oomph! That is what the GTI is all about. The sixth generation Polo GTI gets four doors and racy details to make the GTI badge more obvious. To give our readers an idea of the sporty new hatch here is a photo gallery of the 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI.


The exterior of Polo GTI takes its cues from its elder sibling, the Golf GTI although its own identity is evident. The four-door hatch hosts design like sporty lines and sharp creases all over. The front end gets a sleek grille with no chrome treatment what so ever. Instead it gets the iconic red accentuated grille which makes its way into the head lamps for thate extra sporty touch. The side profile tells us that the new vehicle is now longer and has breached the four metre mark. This translatesdeduces into a roomier cabin for the passengers. The wider Polo now sits on larger wheels with designer alloys.

The rear end of the vehicle is styled subtle although it carries some sporty inputs such as a chrome tip exhaust, black finished spoiler and a subtle GTI badge on the rear.

Inside the cabin is a revamped cockpit with sporty details to remind the driver of the capabilities of the car. A flat bottom steering wheel is standard across all the range but the Polo GTI gets it wrapped in red stitching. In addition to the active information display, the dashboard now houses an eight- inch touch screen infotainment system. The centre air conditioning ducts are smartly placed lower to the infotainment system.

Powering the Polo GTI is a 1.8-litre turbo charged petrol engine producing 187bhp. The Hot hatch gets a dual clutch seven speed gearbox as standard. The Volkswagen Polo GTI is now based on the MQB platform and will share much its base withto other models under the Volkswagen group of companies.


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