Prior to its Geneva launch this week, details of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI were announced, along with a couple of images. This week, there have been plenty of cameras on-hand to capture the new car on display in Geneva, so we thought we’d let you feast your eyes on the new baby GTI.
To refresh your memory, the new Polo GTI will be powered by a 1,4-litre TSI (Turbo- and Supercharged) engine, producing 130 kW and 232 N.m of torque. Zero to 100 km/h will reportedly take 6.9 seconds and top speed is a respectable 227 km/h. Not too far off the bigger Golf GTI in terms of power and top speed, not to mention the lighter weight, we can see many chip-tuning companys extracting a few more kilowatts from the Polo GTI to give Golf GTI owners a hard time on the strip.
Expect a South African launch towards the end of the year – no word on pricing yet.