Volkswagen Polo GTI

New Volkswagen Polo GTI Gets Bigger Engine

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New Volkswagen Polo GTI will be powered by a 2.0 litre turbo 

Volkswagen has confirmed that the all-new Polo GTI will be powered by a 146kW 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine, which replaces the outgoing 1.8 litre unit.

The new engine can be had with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and power is fed through to the front wheels.

Naturally, the new Volkswagen Polo GTI gains a number of styling enhancements over the cooking models in the range, these include a mild body kit, reshaped bumpers, fog lights, twin exhaust pipes, honeycomb inserts in the air intakes and red brake calipers.

A choice of wheels will be available: 17 inches in standard form, and there’ll be the option of 18 inch rims in some markets.

Should you want your Polo GTI to handle even more sharply, you could always tick the “Sport Select” chassis box when ordering your new hot hatch. LED headlights are also optional.

Inside, there is the option of VW’s digital instrument cluster, and there’s the signature tartan trim on the seats along with a leather wrapped handbrake, steering wheel and gear lever.

Pricing and specifications haven’t been confirmed for Australian delivered models are yet to be confirmed, but arrival in the first quarter of 2018 looks realistic.



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