Volkswagen Polo GTI : First
Jay Williams - 30/November/2010
hate the tartan
Volkswagen has launched its Polo GTI model in Australia, the little
hatch packs a punch with 132kW of power.
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.
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
Like all versions of the model series, the Polo
comes equipped with the standard electronic stabilisation programme
(ESP), Hill Start Assist, sport seats and 17-inch alloy wheels in
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
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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