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Brand New 17 Plate Volkswagen Polo1.8 TSI GTI 3dr

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From £17,695Save £1540 on list price
£1196.81 deposit
£189 per month

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth Telephone preparationDriver alert system
Multi function displayMultifunction computer
PAS - speed relatedService interval indicator
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 


6 speakersComposition media system with radio, glovebox mounted CD, colour touch screen, SD card, aux-in, USB, multimedia interface
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour rear spoiler
Body coloured side sillsChrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Dark tinted rear lightsElectric front windows
Electric operated/heated door mirrorsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Front wash/wipe with interval delayHeat insulated tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar back
Heated rear window with auto timerLED headlights with auto range adjustment, headlight wash, low washer fluid warning, LED daytime running lights
LED rear number plate lightsRear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Red radiator grille louvresStainless steel door sill protection
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipes 

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
2 cupholders3 rear head restraints
3 spoke steering wheel4 grab handles
60/40 split folding rear seatAluminium pedals
Black roof liningCentre console storage
Driver and passenger sunvisorsDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment + underseat drawers
Dust/pollen filterEasy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)
Front and rear carpet mats with red stitchingFront door pockets
Front passenger seat height adjustFront seat backrest storage nets
Front/rear reading lightsGlovebox
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated vanity mirror
Interior light with delayIsofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
Luggage compartment cover, removableLuggage compartment lighting
Matt chrome gear lever gaiter surroundMatt chrome internal door handles
Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake gripStorage compartment in front doors
Sunglasses holderVariable boot floor


GTI styling pack - Polo 


3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3x3 point rear seatbelts
Automatic Post collision brakingDriver/front passenger airbag
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
ESP with EDL + ASRHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Hill hold controlRed brake calipers
Tyre pressure monitoring system 


Alarm with remote central locking and interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser


XDS electronic differential lock 


Air vents in Matt chromeBlack high gloss trim


16" steel spare wheelSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO2 (g/km)140Noise Level dB(A)73
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1798Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)37.2


Badge Engine CC1.8Badge Power192
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesGTI
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)6.7Engine Power - BHP192
Engine Power - KW141Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4200Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG33Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed146


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/40 R17Tyre Size Rear215/40 R17
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1901 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1710
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)882Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)204
Max. Loading Weight438Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1100Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked630
Minimum Kerbweight1272No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Polo GTI

The Volkswagen Polo GTI has long lived in the shadow of its bigger brother, the Golf GTI. Does it step into the light with this latest model? Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Polo GTI can't hold a candle to the best in its class in terms of driving fun but if you're looking for a quick and discreet supermini that brings with it the trappings of big car quality, it's well worth a look. Be careful with the options though, as they can really blow the budget.


Students of automotive history will know many of them. You know, the cars that would have been remembered far more fondly had they not been overshadowed by a far more illustrious stablemate? The Audi S2 coupe had no chance whatsoever following in the footsteps of the iconic ur-quattro and the Peugeot 309 GTI might actually have been a better drive than the legend that was the 205 GTI. If you want the undisputed champ of neglected sibling syndrome, look no further than the Volkswagen Polo GTI, apparently forever condemned to be the car people walk past in showrooms to moon over the Golf GTI. Volkswagen seems rather fed up with this state of affairs and, after many years of building warmish Polos that left British buyers somewhat underwhelmed, the gloves have finally come off. Game on.

Driving Experience

As well as playing second fiddle to the Golf, the Polo GTI has also had to give best to the Ford Fiesta ST in the supermini hot hatch class. The latest Polo GTI sets out to rectify that issue, the old 180PS 1.4-litre turbo engine being ditched in favour of a far heavier duty 190PS 1.8-litre unit. From there, power is delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch DSG transmission, both options resulting in an identical 6.7 second sprint to 62mph. Why's that? It's because Volkswagen lets the engine deliver more torque when it's paired with the manual 'box, offsetting the slower shift times. Like all Polos, the GTI rides firmly and it's a good deal stiffer in roll, thanks to some chunky anti-roll bars. It's more composed than the Fiesta ST over the sort of sharp surface imperfections you find on city roads. Those who prefer a more playful chassis and more communicative steering might well prefer the livewire Ford but there's clearly been a lot of thought - and budget - poured into the Polo's dynamics.

Design and Build

The Polo GTI doesn't really go too large on extrovert styling, with much the same low-key, high quality aesthetics as the Golf. Viewed on a spec sheet, there's a lot of changes to the standard car, but the net effect in the metal is muted, discreet and classy. There's a more aggressive under-bumper assembly, red piping across the front grille, a dinky roof spoiler, a rear apron and some tidy 17-inch Parabolica alloy wheels. It also rides 15mm lower on its sports suspension. Drop inside and you'll find GTIO tartan seating, which is almost certainly the most extrovert aspect of the Polo GTI's entire attire. You'll notice the latest shape instrument panel that has been redesigned and your hands grip a chunkier wheel rim. The centre console has also been given a mild makeover with heating and ventilation controls now easier to operate. Soft touch plastics and subtle aluminium detailing are the order of the day but the cabin is notably less austere than before. There's a 280-litre boot that increases to 952-litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Market and Model

The list price of £18,850 might seem a bit steep for a Polo especially when you start adding to it with bigger alloy wheels and the £250 'Sports Performance Kit' which lets you stiffen the dampers, sharpen the throttle response and have a more aggressive engine note by prodding a Sport button on the dash. There's also the decision as to whether you need the DSG dual-clutch transmission too, which adds around £1,200. Then there's sat nav at £700 and MirrorLink for your Android phone that'll tack on another £160. The five-door model is another £650. There are only two non-cost option paint finishes too; Flash Red and Urano Grey. If you want something else it's going to run you at least £260. In other words, without getting too excitable, it's easy to clock the price up at quite a canter. Volkswagen dealers are very good at encouraging this. Still, you do get some decent gear as standard, with fitments like a DAB stereo, an XDS diff lock, those tasty sports seats, and LED headlights.

Cost of Ownership

This being Volkswagen, you'd probably be shocked were this car not challenging amongst the class best in terms of efficiency. But here's the thing. It's not. Okay, so 47.1mpg isn't bad for a car with 190PS at its elbow but compare that to 49.6mpg you'd get from a 231PS MINI John Cooper Works, a car that's actually bigger and heavier than the Polo to boot and the Polo resides in the 'okay' bracket. Emissions work out at 139g/km. Start getting a bit keen with the options and you'll see those famously resilient Volkswagen residuals crumble somewhat too. Just about the only options that used buyers will pay extra for are satellite navigation and the DSG transmission but straight away that adds nearly £2,000 to the asking price.


The Volkswagen Polo GTI is, for a small hatch, inoffensively nice. It does nothing notably badly, but quite a lot really very well and therein lies the problem. It's a car that's never really been let off the leash for fear of cannibalising sales of the more profitable Golf GTI, and has never quite learned to let its hair down. Buy a Ford Fiesta ST, a Peugeot 208 GTI, a Renaultsport Clio 200, a MINI Cooper S or a Suzuki Swift Sport and they'll all put a bigger grin on your face than the Polo GTI. If fun is the defining buying criteria of a hot supermini then the Polo GTI finishes well down the pecking order. If, on the other hand, you want something that's downsized, a bit more mature and presentable and which is finished with big car attention to detail, the Polo rates extremely highly. As a GTI it's no great shakes. As a desirable small Volkswagen, it earns our approval and we think customers will likewise warm to it.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

Video walkaround Volkswagen Polo 1.8 TSI GTI 3dr

Explore this vehicle in more detail with our handy video guide. We’ll talk you through its main features, show you some of the highlights of the interior and exterior and explain why it could be the right fit for you.

The information in this video was correct at the time of filming. We have made every effort to ensure this video is an accurate representation of the car above. However, please contact the branch for full details.

Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£189
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.93%
Cash price£17,695
Volkswagen deposit£1800
Credit amount£14,698.19
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£8370
Total amount payable£20,448.81
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
APRFixed 6% APR representative

The benefits of PCP

  • Low monthly payments
  • A new car every three or four years
  • Flexible mileage options available
  • Pay the guaranteed future value at the end of your contract if you want to buy the car

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