Test drive Volkswagen Polo GTI 1 4litre TSI 180PS 7speed DSG — Volkswagen Polo 5 Doors

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The TotallyMotor Verdict

The VW Polo GTI sounds like an interesting For a start we’ve got a powerplant surely deserves its GTI badge a turbocharged and supercharged 1.4-litre engine that churns out an 178bhp; firing the lightweight (1269kg) to 62mph in just and onto a rather whopping top speed. And what better way to off some pub-car-banter than the line: my car’s got a turbocharger and a

On top of that on-paper searing we’ve also got solid and “miniature” Golf looks, checkered seating and the built-in of so many years of VW GTI experience. The GTI should be a great car. And for a on the road price of £19,415 model) considerably more than the Skoda Fabia VRs packs the same twin TSI power it should be.

Yes, quick alright, and suitably stylish, but the suspension isn’t and there’s no manual gearbox However, for those who want VW GTI badge of pride, without up to the Golf, this potent shouldn’t disappoint.

Test drive: Volkswagen GTI 1.4-litre TSI 180PS 7-speed DSG


There’s undoubtedly a look to the Polo GTI and, as is the with VW’s GTI branded the performance focused extras are mentioned around the bodywork, than brashly boasted.

the world-famous GTI badge front and of course, the top and bottom red trim to the front grille that out more proudly in this White colour scheme and that bigger bore exit exhaust “silencer” its saucy tickover burble. But all about a quietness of class this GTI and that’s one of the reasons VW GTI come back for more and time again. If you want then look elsewhere.

the interior:

Again, don’t exuberant interior styling your Polo GTI but we will be rock-solid build quality, features and a locked and loaded position in keeping with fire-cracking engine.

A pleasant surprise is the seating. GTI in the seat backs, a “groovy, red and white checkered pattern and bucket seat-style support those taller back and bolsters.

For sure it’s a car but once nestled in that checkered driver’s seat and adjusted to meet the handsome and aluminium trimmed, paddle-shifting wheel, I did indeed feel an sense of GTI occasion kick-starting an adrenalin delivery.

And that’s GTI driving is all about.

The look and of Polo GTI’s inner beats its competition by about as as the extra pricetag can justify, and as the goes; you get what you pay for in terms of tactility, chunky switchgear and a purity of engineering throughout. that handsome 5-inch touchscreen full of audio, and multimedia happiness is an £840 extra.

Now, we’ve already that the Polo GTI doesn’t with a manual cog-swapping only the 7-speed DSG gearbox. for me, the DSG further enhanced the feeling this GTI was designed with in mind.

A twist of the key pokes the engine into life a gentle pulse from the steel silencer. Hold the brake pedal, slide the gearbox control stick Sport, first gear of is selected and fingers instinctively over those motorsport-inspired We’re good to go.

You can forget turbo-lag with this ‘charged 178bhp motor; the powered by the engine timing deals with the early while the turbo deals the rushing top-end. The full-fat, ft of torque is very usefully between 2000 and 4500rpm, and flatter torque curve well on the road.

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No lag also no slam of power when the winds up; the Polo GTI just hard from near of the rev range. This linear delivery cuts down on making that claimed to 62mph all the more achievable on the In short, this GTI just in and gets going.

You can flick the ratios on as the revs and the ascend hard and fast or you can let the do the work; depending on how involved you to be. I went for the finger-flicks as I powered deserted country lanes and the DSG ‘box worked quickly and as the gears marched on. The only I found was a hesitation here and as the car looked for first gear quick stop and go situations at I helped it out by prodding down the as I approached my next stop

Forward motion is indeed quick; exciting and engaging, and is quickly and easily hauled up by brakes and a calm and collected and suspension set up.

I got the grip I needed, and although the suspension soaked big undulations while neatly controlling during harder cornering. sharper broken road returned some bigger jolts, but I just skipped the bigger bomb craters flicks of the pointy and accurate

Polo GTI is wide-eyed quick you want it to be but can still cruise town with little than a murmur in relaxing automatic gearbox mode. it hard and I’m not sure see the right side of the claimed of combined economy, and at 139g/km of CO2 road tax disc will £115 pretty small to pay, in my opinion, for such and addictive excitement.

Ten second sum up:

The Polo GTI is at the very top-end of the GTI price scale but certainly on the performance promises made by the badge. The styling and build are VW-solid through and through and as fans of the brand will happily spend the extra

Prices and availability:

The Volkswagen GTI is priced at £19,415 (5-door), £840 for the optional multifunction unit seen here. The model starts at £18,795. now.

Words pics: Anslow. Extra pics: VW

Volkswagen Polo 5 Doors
Volkswagen Polo 5 Doors
Volkswagen Polo 5 Doors


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