VW Polo GTI here late 2010
15th October, 2010
The Volkswagen Polo GTI is coming back to Australia. It will make
a powerful 132 kW comeback! The new Polo GTI is sure to live up to its legendary name with superior handling
properties combined with uncompromising engine responsiveness and impressive safety and economy figures.
Never before has such a powerful Polo come even close to its fuel efficiency. Thanks to clever downsizing of
the twincharged 1.4-litre TSI engine (turbo plus supercharging) and the efficient 7-speed dual clutch gearbox
(DSG) as standard equipment, the development team was able to reduce combined fuel consumption to 6.1 1itres/100
km. That is equivalent to CO2 emissions of 142 g/km. By comparison: Its direct predecessor in terms of power Ė
equipped with a 1.8-litre turbo engine - consumed 8.0 litres per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 190 g/km CO2).
This means that the new car is 24 per cent more fuel efficient.
This economy contrasts with highly dynamic driving performance: The light 1,189 kilogramme Volkswagen sporty
car accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds. These figures, 6.9 seconds, 6.1 litres are sports car
performance parameters of a sustainable kind.
Power is transferred to the front wheels via DSG as standard equipment. An electronic transverse 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 GTI also comes equipped with the standard ESP electronic
stabilisation programme including Hill Start Assist. In addition, the carís extensive safety features consist of
a highly effective airbag network, including front, front side and curtain airbags, belt tensioners, belt
tension limiters plus belt warning, head restraints designed to avoid whiplash trauma (each in front) and three
rear head restraints.
In addition, convenience features include electro-hydraulic power steering, electric windows, remote central
locking, boot space lighting and tie-down eyes, driver seat height adjustment, make-up mirror in the sun visors
and green tinted insulated glass. The GTI will be the first Polo to be available with bi-xenon headlights with
cornering lights, LED daytime running lights and corner marker lights. Naturally, GTI-specific features are
always standard too, such as the sport seat system and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Full specifications and pricing of the VW Polo GTI will be released at its local launch in late 2010.