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Paul Pottinger tests and reviews the VW Polo GTI

So me the 11 grand, already. I really someone to explain the premium Volkswagen’s Mark VI Golf GTI and its new Polo GTI and — more to the — why I should pay it. Because I was about it.

I ask as someone who gladly out full freight for a Mark V GTI five years ago. I firmly of the opinion there’s one car under $100,000 that so much better, and that’s a VI Golf GTI.

Or so it was until last week.

The that the only worthy for our family car was another of the same to biscuit mix when Carsguide delivery of a Polo GTI.

The Polo GTI, appealing it remains, was also just a bit something of an afterthought: the old VW group 1.8 shoved in, a five-speed manual, a few stuck on and Heinrich’s your

The newbie, which arrives two lesser Polos won Carsguide’s Car of the and Best Green Car, was as a halo model — if one under $28K can be so described from inception.


Yes, it much with its milder most notably within, but is the best of its bigger brother’s

There’s the same tactile GTI wheel, the red stitching, the standard upholstery. The mesh grille is in red, the same 17-inch alloys look bolder and, if anything, the accents are distinct and purposeful than on the Golf.

Similarly lowered, and with its own settings, the Polo shares the XDL (extended electronic differential which all but arrests understeer the car is tipped hard into a

Some 200kg lighter, it the most powerful version yet of 1.4-litre, direct-injection, twincharged which seamlessly deploys a beneath a turbocharger to equal the performance and better its economy. a pocket rocket.

Size is the essential difference. If you can without the Golf’s marginally dimensions — the Polo is equivalent to a medium hatchback of a ago — you’ll lose and even gain somewhat, in the department.

My chief caveat the lack of a manual — is one probably 75 per cent of GTI buyers consider an asset. With the version, you get the seven-speed version of the automatic DSG or nothing.

Otherwise, as I say, show me to look for that $11K.

VW GTI 5-DOOR

Price: $28,990

1.4L/4-cylinder twin charged 132kW/250Nm

Transmission: 7-speed DSG

Thirst: 6.11L/100km combined

6.9 seconds

VW GOLF GTI 5-DOOR

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