If you are in the market for a new hot hatch, the latest VW Polo GTI 2018 is another competent option to put your list. Launched simultaneously with the new Polo, it will be VW’s high performance rival for Ford Fiesta ST, Mini Cooper S and Renaultsport Clio.
All the visual cues of the 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI family remain: the red striped honeycomb grille, the GTI badges everywhere, the red brake calipers, the “Clark” checkered seat inserts, the black, red and chrome accents. The lower front bumper gets a twisted bottom grip with shiny black inserts, while the LED taillights and a black two piece spoiler make the biggest noise in the back. This new model includes air conditioning and white ambient lighting as standard, and a new 17-inch wheel design is associated with an 18-inch wheel option for the first time. A standard sports suspension, an important step in the standard Polo suspension, maintains that the moxie behaves by lowering the body 15 millimeters, turning over the springs, shocks and anti-roll bars, and adding the locking differential XDS from VW. An optional suspension of Sport Select launches active shock absorbers in the equation, the behavior of the shock has changed by choosing the Normal or Sport driving mode.
The 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI in all versions has the honor of introducing the latest 10.25-inch VW Active Info Display digital instrument panel set. The electronic gauges improve the density, brightness and contrast of the pixels, can be arranged in three configurations and are colored according to the lining. The color scheme of the GTI calculates a lot of black, white and red.
Euro-6 engines. The starting power range of the market: 48 kW / 65 PS to 110 kW / 150 PS. For the first time, the Polo is available with a natural gas engine: the recently developed TGI 1.0 with a power of 66 kW / 90 PS. Four gasoline engines and two diesel engines are also available. Petrol engines range from 1.0 MPI with 65 PS to the brand new 1.5 TSI EVO with cylinder deactivation (ACT) and 150 PS. The Polo launches with diesel versions (TDI) with outputs of 59 KW / 80 PS and 70 kW / 95 PS. All these models are equipped with a starting system and a regenerative braking mode. From a power of 70 kW, all engines can be combined with a dual clutch transmission (DSG). The GTI brings together the Volkswagen Polo family lineup as a highlight. As previously stated, the TSI in the Polo GTI develops a power of 147 kW / 200 PS.
The new 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI will arrive in the markets of most European countries in 2017 and it will launch successively nine with a new American market GTI from $ 25,595.