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21st April, 2015

Volkswagen Australia has released its new Polo GTI.

Boasting new, more aggressive styling and a new 1.8-litre TSI engine producing 141kW, the new Polo GTI returns to the local market with the flair expected of a GTI nameplate.

The new Polo GTI’s 1.8-litre powerplant can be sampled for the first time in either a 6-speed manual or optional 7-speed DSG transmissions. In either form, the turbocharged TSI engine propels the Polo GTI from 0 to 100km/h in 6.7 seconds. Because of the tuning parameters of the dual transmissions available, the engine matched to a 6-speed manual offers 320Nm of torque, while the 7-speed DSG offers 250Nm. Despite the different torque values, both transmission combinations deliver the same overall performance, with the DSG offering the better fuel efficiency.

The exterior design of the Polo GTI has been updated to enhance the sportiness of the vehicle. A newly designed front bumper, featuring fog lights with static cornering function mounted in the lower bumper, incorporates the iconic red grille which continues into the headlight housing. Sitting on 17-inch ‘Parabolica’ alloy wheels highlighted by red brake callipers, the side profile of the Polo GTI is also highlighted by unique ‘GTI’ badging and unique side sills; while the rear of the vehicle maintains its functional, sporting appearance with a rear spoiler and diffuser.

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Inside the Polo GTI, the new exterior design inherits many of the impressive features seen in the Mark 7 Golf GTI, including a leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel with gear shift paddles (DSG only) and aluminium finish pedals. Along with air conditioning with automatic climate control, the Polo GTI also features the latest generation Composition Media touchscreen audio system with 6.5-inch colour display as another interior highlight. Polo GTI comes standard with bolstered sports seats, adorned in standard ‘Clark’ tartan cloth trim. The front seats also feature storage drawers for added convenience.

Further adding a higher specification of convenience features to the GTI over the standard Polo, the Polo GTI also includes automatic headlights with coming and leaving home function, an alarm with interior monitoring, tilt sensor and SAFELOCK deadlock mechanism, a low tyre pressure indicator, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror and automatic rain-sensing wipers.

Polo GTI also offers an array of safety features, including standard highlights such as Multi-Collision Braking, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. XDL is standard on the Polo GTI, and offers greater traction and stability around corners – not only improving-on road safety, but also increasing driving capability and enjoyment.

Two optional packages are available which add a host of convenience and assistance systems.

The optional Luxury Package enhances the Polo GTI exterior and interior appearance with LED headlights and daytime driving lights, comfort sport front seats with Alcantara/non-leather upholstery and an electric glass sunroof.

The optional Driver Assistance Package adds greater practicality and heightened levels of safety above the already standard levels of the new Polo GTI. Included in the package is the Discover Media audio and satellite navigation system, a rear-view camera (RVC), front and rear parking distance sensors and the Driver Fatigue Detection system.

The sporty hatch also comes equipped with a number of standard Polo convenience features, including:

  • Remote opening and closing of the windows using the key fob
  • One-touch opening and closing of the windows
  • Internal headlight range adjustment
  • Component protection with Immobiliser 5 system
  • A chillable glovebox
  • Programmable two-stage door locking
  • Heated exterior mirrors

The new Polo GTI Pricing*

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Polo GTI 6-speed manual $27,490*
Polo GTI 7-speed DSG $29,990*


Luxury Package $3,300*
Driver Assistance Package $1,700*
Metallic/Pearl Effect paint $500*


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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