2015 Volkswagen Polo revisions were applied also to the GTI version. The facelifted GTI was unveiled during this year Paris Motor Show with a new appearance and a completely new engine under the hood.
On the outside, the small hot-hatch comes with new bumpers, GTI insignia, distinctive wheels and the red radiator grille strips give the car a dynamic appearance, boosted by the standard sports suspension. The car will also be available for the first time with LED headlights.
The door sills are flared while the new 17-inch alloy wheels with GTI styling offer view to the red brake calipers. The new Polo GTI is available in a choice of seven colours: ‘Pure White’, ‘Flash Red’ and ‘Black’ monochrome finishes, the metallic ‘Reflex Silver’, ‘Deep Black’, and ‘Blue Silk’, and ‘Oryx White’.
Under the hood, Volkswagen replaced the old 1.4-liter TSI unit with a 1.8 TSI engine, delivering 192 hp. When equipped with the DSG seven-speed gearbox, the maximum torque of 250 Nm is delivered between 1300 and 5400 rpm, whereas the figures for the manual gearbox version are 320 Nm between 1400 and 4200 rpm.
Thanks to the new engine, the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 6.7 seconds, and the top speed reaches 230 km/h (143 mph).