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World premiere at the IAA – The new Polo GTI boasts a 200 hp turbo engine and all digital instruments

The new Polo GTI makes its debut in Frankfurt. Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for ‘Sales, Marketing and After Sales', presents the new member of the Volkswagen GTI family featuring a power output of 147 kW / 200 PS.

Agile power, a crisp suspension, and sporty design details – characteristics that have been prized by GTI fans for many years. Now Volkswagen presents the new generation of the Polo GTI.

And it has a lot to offer. The new standard turbo engine in the Polo GTI puts out 200 hp – good for a top speed of 237 km/h. The new Polo GTI engine launches with a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), which works efficiently and makes possible an average consumption of 5.9 l/100 km. A version with a 6-speed manual gearbox will follow next year.

In appearance, the sportiest Polo is unmistakably a part of the GTI family. Red stripes on the radiator grille, GTI insignia in the front and back, and a differently colored spoiler. For body colors, the classic GTI shades Pure White, Flash Red and Deep Black Pearl Effect are offered, along with Limestone Grey Metallic or Reef Blue Metallic. In the interior, Volkswagen continues the sporty design language with black, gray and red the dominant presence. White ambient lighting creates a pleasant atmosphere at night.

» In appearance, the sportiest Polo is unmistakably a part of the GTI family. Red stripes on the radiator grille, GTI insignia in the front and back, and a differently colored spoiler. «

The driver will be supported by a series of new assistants and fully digital instruments on the 10.25-inch Active Info Display. The display features various basic screens for the driver to choose from. Among other features, the Driver Alert system automatically emits a warning if the driver’s concentration wanes.