2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Specs
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Specs welcome to vwsuvmodels.com now you can find expert reviews for the latest models Volkswagen SUVs from U.S. in our site. After the official revelation at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, EVO was invited to Wolfsburg to properly bagg the new VW Polo GTI. The new performance version of the only five-door, 6th generation Polo is bigger, more powerful and more impressive, technically, than any of its predecessors-like the type of automobile development. But there’s a lot to claim that, rather than simply better and faster than the old model, this polo GTI could be a real contender in the fight for the little hot hatch top spot.
Volkswagen has the habit of gently developing its products through each generation, so you might expect that this fifth generation Polo GTI will bring more of the same. But no-this car promises to buck the trend with a leap forward. It was tuned by the same engineering chief who brought us the excellent handling of Golf GTI Club Sport and received parts from the latest hot golf, including its proven turbocharger 2.0-liter engine.
The Polo GTI has also grown to provide passengers with more space inside and improved luggage storage capacity. It also features a technology specifications list to provide far more expensive models, with the optional digital display-which will replace the dials-wherein the first time such technology is offered in this class of car, as well as a long series of drivers Assist features including radar-based automatic emergency braking.
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Interior
As usual, the GTI interior is heavily based on the standard model, but there is plenty to talk about here, as the new polo is brand spanking on the inside. And it’s also very impressive from the new design features to all the new technologies. Sporting a simple, multi-angle design, the new dashboard looks high-tech and seems based on larger, more premium-Volkswagen. The new infotainment system, which is available in 6.5 or 8 inches, sits in the middle of the center and is flanked by a/C openings and controls. The new polo is also the first of its kind to have an all-digital instrument cluster, as well as the second generation of the company’s active info display.
Tech-wise, Volkswagen introduced a variety of new gadgets that attracted the polo’s premium ladder. The tailgate now comes with front assist area monitoring system including city emergency braking and pedestrian monitoring as standard, while adaptive cruise control is optional. ACC also offers a Stop & Go function with the dual clutch transmission. Among the features available are the blind spot detection lane change system with rear traffic alarm and the semi-automated park assist system for getting off parking spaces.
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Engine
With 197bhp, the new Polo GTI is directly related to the money in terms of power compared to its rivals. In addition to the last Polo GTI, the engine of the new model 8bhp more than before and is 0.2-liter larger. Instead of getting a whole new engine, the polo is equipped with the very familiar 2-liter EA888 engine, which is located in many performance VWS, including the Golf GTI. But instead of the 227bhp engine in the base Golf GTI, the performance polo gets a detuned 197bhp version. Still, that’s good enough for a 0-62mph time of 6.7 sec.
The reason for the smaller polo benefits from the larger car engine is that even though it’s an entire dress-size smaller, it’s actually based on the same body architecture. It could not be the multi-link rear axle from the Gulf, do with a torsion beam instead, but the MQB underpinning mean that the new Polo GTI promises to be the most demanding yet.
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Specs
But not too demanding. Because, in order not to step on the toes of his bigger brother, the Polo GTI has its own playful character along with its less powerful engine, too. It will still be more than the upcoming to GTI, which will be the third and cheapest car in GTI family.
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI Price
The prices for the new generation Polo GTI will definitely increase in comparison to the outbound model, the retail trade of around €22,500 (around $26,850 from September 2017) in Germany and from £19,500 (about $26,290) in the United Kingdom.