2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review welcome to vwsuvmodels.com now you can find expert reviews for the latest models Volkswagen SUVs from U.S. in our site. The VW Polo GTI has long lived in the shadow of its famous golf Big brother. There was always a feeling that the smaller car was held back, so there was no risk of stealing the limelight of his aspiring siblings; And as a result, it’s always a step or two behind talented rivals like the Ford Fiesta ST and Peugeot 208 GTI from Peugeot Sport.
Yet that’s all set to change with the new car, which has been more freedom to impress as a result of the relentless golf push upmarker. As all the latest models, the Polo GTI is based on the excellent MQB scalable platform of the VW group, in which greater strength and stiffness with low weight. However the big news is under the bonnet to find where the old 1.8-liter unit was tried in favor of the company and tested EA888 Turbo Charger 2-liter-the same engine that is used in the Gulf is suspended. Here it has been tuned to 197bhp, which is exactly the same figure as in the original MKV Golf GTI. That’s promising.
Additional efforts have also been made in the polo looks. Wherever you look, there are many hints that mark it as part of the GTi family. Like the golf, there is a distinctive red stripe that dissects the base of the grid and runs through into the headlights, plus the front wings feature similar GTI logos. There is also a large tailgate spoiler and twin exit exhaust, while 17-inch alloy rims (the design is called “Milton Keynes” – I kid you not) are standard and larger 18-inch rims are available as an option. The overall look is classic with an understated sportiness – just like the golf in other words.
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Interior
On the inside there are sports seats (which could do with larger pads given the available side grip) with that soothing GTI tartan motif. But most of the passengers will probably be too busy staring at the beautifully integrated touchscreen and the active Info Display Digital instrument cluster (if you have it option) really notice it. See above.
Hardly anything to complain about. Standard kit is generous, too, especially if you like driver assistance Tech. Driver assistance Technology certainly has its place these days, but we are not sure that a GTI needs such an overzealous autonomous emergency braking system. Turn this off before your passengers think they are constantly on the verge of having a crash; It risks undermining the otherwise very flattering driving chops of the polo.
Within the new Polo GTI, you will find a similar infotainment layout that is in the Golf GTI. The bright and sensitive touch screen is available in 8.0 in the form of Apple and Android Car CarPlay mirroring, as well as the ability to choose the VW-active info display digital display in place of the standard instruments. This display can be set to the satellite navigation map across the width – impressive for a vehicle in this category – so you don’t have to look at the central infotainment screen.
Around this high-tech layout are soft-touch plastics and metal accents, the cab a quality finish, while sporting details such as the red accents, GTI badges and tartan seats are memories of the performance of the car’s edge. It is easy to reach with a wide range of seat adjustments and steering wheel and rake comfortable.
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Engine
The engine adds a big heart to the equation, the full 236lb ft available from just 1500rpm and hang around until you get your hands on the Polo GTI’s 197bhp at 4400rpm-which then continues to 6000RPM. The DSG transmission will automatically kick you into the next gear shortly after this, no matter what setting you use, making the 6.7 sec 0-62mph time easily repeatable, as long as you have enough tires and surface traction to keep all that muscle at bay.
With its large capacity 2-liter four-cylinder engine and relatively lightweight and compact body of polo hits on a classic hot hatch recipe. The EA888 engine will be familiar to owners of Golf GTI and R models, but here it is tuned to provide a respectable 197bhp and a healthy 236lb ft or torque. Crucially, maximum torsion is generated at just 1500rpm that should give the polo the kind of effortless daily acceleration that makes the larger golf such a simple device to live with.
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
VW claims the DSG polo will rattle off the 0-62mph sprint in just 6.7 sec. However, while it feels as fast as the numbers suggest, when everything is out, it never feels as fast as its torque figure and relatively low 1355kg kerbweight beats. There are plenty of muscles at low speeds, but the delivery goes a little flat in the middle range-it feels as if the car’s potential is deliberately pure, not to kick the toes of the Gulf-although this reluctance could also be due to the High Interme are explained Diate gearboxes.
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Price
At the time of writing VW not yet finalized pricing of the new Polo GTI. However, sources have implied that the manual car (if it goes on sale late next year) will come in a biscuit under £20,000, while the DSG car tested here will probably draw a £1500 premium. This is in stark contrast to the three-door only Peugeot 208 GTI, who tops the scales on £21.820 in standard Guise and £23.550 in our elected by Peugeot Sport trim. The Polo also promises to offer decent value and showroom attractiveness, with air conditioning, heated seats, touchscreen infotainment and autonomous emergency braking all with. You can also use great car features like the virtual TFT dials and LED headlights.
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