Volkswagen Polo GTI Review Autocar — Volkswagen Polo GTI

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Volkswagen Polo GTI

Volkswagen Polo GTI

What is it?

GTI version of the new Polo is the latest in a of fast Polos that with the 1991 G40; none of which to date has hit the mark in the same way that Golf GTIs have.

It a short time after the Ibiza Cupra, and at the same as the Skoda Fabia vRS, not just because all three are on the same platform, but because all also use precisely the same — a 1.4-litre turbocharged and TSI petrol engine, mated to a DSG dual-clutch gearbox as standard. no manual option on any of them.

Compared to the Skoda and Seat, the demands a premium price: as I it’s the wrong side of In fact, it’s not just expensive than its VW-group it’s also more than the standout car in this – the Renaultsport Clio 200.

it like?

We’re fans of the Polo at Autocar. It’s a and well-sorted car with a fine

So if there is a supermini that can an £18,000 plus price the Polo may be it – certainly, the GTI feels well appointed and equipment are strong. As I write I haven’t the latest Fabia vRS but, the Polo is a class above the Cupra inside.

But a hot hatchback should be about than just a decent and the refinement that, in fairness, is from cooking Polos this GTI model. It rides on 45-profile, 17-inch rubber a 15mm drop in ride over the standard car, and levels are well suppressed.

If the Clio and Ford Fiesta S have taught us anything it’s that refinement and an cabin are not necessarily anethemas to an enthralling drive.

And it’s here that the fails to quite hit the spot. 178bhp and weighing 1184kg certainly quick enough – is claimed to take 6.9sec and it about feels like it – but isn’t enough interaction or to really trouble the best in this class.

Volkswagen Polo GTI

There’s ground-covering pace – grip are par for the course and traction is very thanks to an electronic differential The steering, though, for all its accuracy, little back to the driver and little adjustability in the chassis.

The Polo will only partly allow disengagement of its control and even on the road easy to trouble it. The GTI rolls a grips, reaches its limit, the squeal so you know about it, the is a bit unsettled, an ESP light flashes, you just sit it out until the corner and you head off again. Competent, but sterile.

Should I buy one?

See the VW GTI test drive pictures

On pure driving grounds, say not, when there’s fun to be had for less money elsewhere.

But are people – you and I might not be them – for driving dynamics do not define a hot for whom a pleasing interior and looks are more important; and who never drive at more four- or five-tenths, if that.

In case, the Polo GTI isn’t a choice. It’s not a bad car. Far it. I just think it’d be appropriate if the ‘I’ was knocked off the end of its name

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