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VW Polo GTI (2010) CAR review

By Ben

First Drives

02 September 11:20

If you don’t love the Golf GTI. then at the least you’ll probably respect its brilliant mix of great quality, a good engine and usability. But the latest Mk6 Golf GTI is a little too rounded and refined, so about something from the below? Step forward new Polo GTI, with a and turbocharged engine that 128bhp per litre…

So 128bhp/litre like a lot, but just how power does the new VW Polo GTI

Powering the new Polo GTI is VAG’s 1.4-litre Twincharger engine. And the help of a supercharger (which the engine until 3000prm) and a (which takes over this little four-pot manages to squeeze out 178bhp. And 184lb ft too, delivered 2000 to 4500rpm.

It sounds reasonable too, along at low speeds, with a engine note in the mid-range and a whoosh when you suddenly off. And of course we could that it doesn’t offer the delights of something like the 200’s naturally aspirated engine when that’s in on 7000rpm, but we know that’s the with many, if not all, induction engines. The disappointment when you match the Polo GTI up something like a Mini S. which despite being can sound wonderfully rorty, and yet play the quiet cruiser.

And unfortunately for the Polo it falls even further over favourite section of road. Yes very competent, the steering is the brakes are strong (and not the VW grabby mess) and you’ll along at a reasonable lick, but you interact with it enough. A 200 feels so alive, so alert, and the bumpy nature of a Mini you involved (for better or for but the Polo is too aloof, a trait not by the transmission. Like fellow VAG from Skoda and Seat, the only comes with a dual-clutch ‘box, which doesn’t seem right on that’s supposed to be small and Doubtless it adds £1000 to the too.

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I can’t decide whether little Polo GTI looks a Golf GTI…

It does, but from some angles. one jinking along in your view mirror and the discreet red around the grille will you think the Polo is in fact its brother. Drive past one up in the street, and unless you do a double-take the dial alloys will fool you again – it’s a proper look that the narrower shell of the Polo. will like the understated but while the Golf GTI can always its own, against everything a Giulietta to a Focus RS, the current of supermini hot hatches (DS3, 200, Mito Cloverleaf, Cooper S, not to mention Volkswagen siblings Fabia vRS and Ibiza all look a little more and exciting.

But very few of the aforementioned superminis can the Polo GTI on interior quality. inside, and from the hip-hugging yet supportive tartan seats, to the GTI-alike wheel, via the top-notch it really does feel its bigger brother. The Mini’s might have a bit more flair, but that’s the closest any can get – the Polo is better built, refined, and the best place to be on journeys. And as you’d expect of a car £18,275 – £1730 more the Ibiza Cupra and £2575 up of the vRS – there’s lots of equipment from climate control to seats. The only notable are sat-nav and a set of rear doors.

Verdict


Volkswagen’s new Polo GTI is a competent car, but it only out where you really expect a hot hatch to fall down; its rivals are raucous and delightful, or and stylish, the VW seems to ignore camps and offer something refined. Granted that give it a USP, but something the class above with a diesel engine could that role, as could a Cooper S. The latest Mk6 VW Golf GTI has up a little too much, and now its little feels even more for its size too.

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