A manual is coming soon
New Polo GTI aimed at enthusiastic drivers
VOLKSWAGEN has introduced the new Polo GTI, which at 141 kW, offers nine more kilo-Watts than its predecessor.
The 1,8 TSI engine achieves this power from 5 400 rpm to 6 200 rpm with the seven-speed DSG transmission. The DSG delivers a maximum torque of 250 Nm between 1 250 rpm and 5 300 rpm.
From the second half of this year, the new Polo GTI will also be offered with a manual transmission which has slightly different power bands, but at launch, only the seven-speed DSG transmission will be available. With both transmission variants, the new Polo GTI accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,7 seconds. Yet Volkswagen claims consumption figures of 5,6 l/100 km with the seven-speed DSG, and six litres with the six-speed manual transmission.
The new Polo GTI comes with optional LED headlights as well as LED daytime running lights. The Polo GTI’s sporty appeal is further enhanced by the new 17-inch “Parabolicca” alloy wheels with GTI styling. At the rear, the GTI roof spoiler, tail-light clusters in “dark red”, the black-grained diffuser and the chrome dual exhaust tailpipes all add to the sporty theme.
The Polo GTI’s radio system is all new, with a colour touch screen that access functions such as Bluetooth connectivity for cellphone. The screen reacts with a proximity sensor to show the menu details when a hand approaches the screen.
The system also has a CD player, USB port, MP3 functionality, auxiliary and SD-card input for external audio source, and six loudspeakers.
Another first is electronically adjustable dampers in the Polo GTI. These form the core technology basis of the new, optional Sport Select suspension, which for the GTI is always available in conjunction with the optional Sport Performance Kit (sportier tuning covering a wide range of parameters, all at the push of a button). This can be adapted for use on the racetrack.
The Polo GTI stops with a fade resistant 16-inch brake system with Automatic Post-Collision Braking System standard.
After a collision, it automatically brakes the vehicle to avoid secondary collisions or reduce their severity.
The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System is triggered when a primary collision has been detected. It assures controlled handling of the car by the driver, even in case of automatic braking. The driver can override the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System at any time, for example by noticeably accelerating. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System is also deactivated if the driver initiates hard braking with greater deceleration than the system deceleration. The new Polo GTI comes standard with a three-year/45 000 km Service Plan, three-year/120 000 km warranty and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service interval is 15 000 km.
1.8 TSI 141 kW GTI DSG R326 400.
The 2015 Polo GTI.