Video: New Volkswagen Polo GTI (2018) Review – Is 'hot' VW a match for the Fiesta ST? | Autocar

Polo GTI video review

Available with a DSG paddleshift automatic and VW’s latest digital instruments and infotainment technology, is the new Polo GTI better than the Fiesta ST? We find out

Volkswagen has been making ‘GTI’-badged hot hatchbacks for more than four decades, and yet has often struggled when diversifying its sub-brand beyond the Golf range.
 
The new Polo GTI might be the car to change that. Powered by a detuned Golf GTI engine producing 197bhp and providing sub-7.0sec 0-62mph acceleration, the new hot Polo is all set to bring a classy and usable, yet newly serious performance option into the market dominated by the likes of the Ford Fiesta ST and Mini Cooper S
 

 
Unlike previous Polo GTIs, this one has been planned from the earliest stages of the creation of VW’s latest supermini platform and engineered without compromise. It’ll be available with a choice of DSG paddleshift automatic and manual gearboxes and with VW’s latest digital instruments and infotainment technology too. Matt Saunders found out if it’s finally a junior GTI worthy of the badge. 
 
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Source: Autocar Online

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