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Volkswagen Polo GTI : First Look

Jay Williams - 30/November/2010

Volkswagen Polo GTI
Volkswagen Polo GTI

Volkswagen Polo GTI
Love or hate the tartan trim?

Adelaide, Australia - Volkswagen has launched its Polo GTI model in Australia, the little hatch packs a punch with 132kW of power.

The Polo GTI features a twincharged 1.4-litre TSI engine (turbo plus supercharging) producing 132kW of power and 250Nm or torque. The new engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), with this combination the development team was able to reduce combined fuel consumption to 6.1-litres per 100km. That is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 142g/km. 

When compared to its 1.8-litre turbo predecessor the new car is 24 percent more fuel efficient.

Weighing in at 1,189 kilogram the Polo GTI can accelerate to 100km/h in just 6.9 seconds.

Power is sent to the front wheels via the 7-speed DSG as standard equipment. An extended electronic differential lock (XDL) reduces the tendency to understeer and improves handling especially in quick driving through curves.

Like all versions of the model series, the Polo GTI also comes equipped with the standard electronic stabilisation programme (ESP), Hill Start Assist, sport seats and 17-inch alloy wheels in "Denver" design.

In addition, the car’s extensive safety features consist of six airbags - including front, front side and curtain airbags - belt tensioners, belt force limiters plus belt warning, front head restraints designed to avoid whiplash trauma and three rear head restraints.

In addition, the Polo GTI features include electro-hydraulic power steering, electric windows, central locking, driver seat height adjustment, make-up mirror in the sun visors and heat insulated tinted glass.

The GTI will be the first Polo to be available with optional bi-xenon headlights with static cornering lights and LED daytime running lights. 

Prices start from $27,790* as a 3-door version and from $28,990* as a Polo GTI 5-door.

* Prices are manufacturer list prices only, for the drive away price please contact your local authorised Volkswagen dealer.

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