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Brand New 69 Plate Volkswagen Polo 2.0 TSI GTI 5dr DSG

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth Telephone preparationCar-Net App-Connect
Driver alert systemMultifunction colour display
PAS - speed relatedService interval indicator
Start/stop systemTrip computer
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror with rain sensorAutomatic headlamp activation
Black grille with chrome surroundBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured side sills
Chrome insert to lower bumperChrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Electric front windowsElectric operated/heated door mirrors
Extended sill strips flared in blackFront fog lights including static cornering
Front wash/wipe with interval delayFully galvanised body
Gloss black rear spoilerHeated rear window with auto timer
High level 3rd brake lightHoneycomb radiator grille with red stripe
LED darkened rear light clustersLED daytime running lights
LED rear number plate lightsManual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Rear electric windowsRear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Stainless steel door sill protections with GTI logoTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes
Unique GTI badging 

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
2 cupholders3 rear head restraints
4 grab handles60/40 split folding rear seat
AlumInium look pedals and driver's footrestAmbient lighting
Black roof lining and sun visorsCentre console storage
Chrome-plated electric window button surroundDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment + underseat drawers
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filter
Front + rear carpet matsFront door pockets
Front seat backrest storage netsFront seats with lumbar support
Front/rear reading lightsGear change selection via paddle shift on steering wheel
GloveboxHandbrake grip button in chrome effect
Height/reach adjustable steering columnInstrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination
Interior light with delayIsofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
Jack and tool kitLED footwell lights
Luggage compartment cover, removableLuggage compartment lighting
Matt chrome gear lever gaiter surroundMatt chrome internal door handles
Storage compartment in front doorsStorage compartment in rear doors
Storage compartment under front seatsSunglasses holder
Three spoke leather trimmed multifunction steering wheel with red contrast stitchingTitanium black headlining
Variable Luggage compartment 

Packs

GTI styling pack - Polo 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABSAutomatic post collision braking
Driver/front passenger airbagDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear curtain airbags with front side airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront/rear disc brakes
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Hill hold control
Red brake calipersTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm with remote central locking and interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser

Technical

Battery regeneration during brakingLowered sports suspension
XDS electronic differential lock 

Trim

Air vents in Matt chromeChrome plated electric mirror adjustment light switch surround
Gloss black instrument surrounds 

Wheels

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

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.342CO2 (g/km)138
HC0.044Noise Level dB(A)69
NOx0.013Particles0.0001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)46.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)38.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power200
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesGTI
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %76NCAP Safety Assist %59
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.7Engine Power - BHP200
Engine Power - KW147Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT236Engine Torque - MKG32.6
Engine Torque - NM320Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed147 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/45 R17Tyre Size Rear215/45 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleParker
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1461Length4067
Wheelbase2548Width (including mirrors)1964

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1780
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1125Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)305
Max. Loading Weight500Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked670
Minimum Kerbweight1280No. 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

If you're looking for a quick and discreet supermini that brings with it the trappings of big car quality, this Volkswagen Polo GTI is well worth a look. It's finally the fun steer it always should have been.

Background

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? In the Eighties, the Audi S2 coupe had no chance whatsoever following in the footsteps of the brand's iconic Quattro coupe 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 though, 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 traditionally 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 190PS 1.8-litre turbo engine being ditched in favour of a far heavier duty 200PS 2.0-litre TSI unit, a de-tuned version of the powerplant used in the Golf GTI. From there, power is delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual clutch DSG transmission, both options resulting in an identical sub-7.0sec 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. The mechanical spec delivers lowered, stiffened suspension springs, uprated anti-roll bars and upgraded passive dampers as standard, though you can order switchable 'sport select' adaptive suspension as an option. Changes over the standard Polo include different front suspension knuckles, a stiffer torsion beam at the rear, revised suspension bushings and different axle geometries and roll centres. It all delivers a much more focused hot hatch. Those who prefer a more playful chassis and more communicative steering might still 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 'GTI Styling Pack' with uniquely-shaped front and rear bumpers and a black honeycomb front air intake. Plus some tidy 17-inch 'Parker' alloy wheels specially developed for this model. It also rides 15mm lower on its sports suspension. Drop inside and you'll find special 'Jacara cloth' 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 red-stitched wheel rim. The centre console has also been given a 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. Aluminium-look pedals, black gloss instrument surrounds, red-stitched carpet mats and 'Velvet Red' decorative fascia inserts all add a more extrovert feel. There's a much bigger 355-litre boot that increases to 1,125-litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Market and Model

The list price of over £20,000 might seem a bit steep for a Polo but you do get a lot o equipment included. Many will want the DSG auto gearbox and with that, your Polo GTI will cost just over £21,000. There's a 'GTI+' version for another £1,500. Equipment for the standard Polo GTI runs to 17-inch wheels featuring red brake callipers, lowered sports suspension, a 'GTI' body styling pack, an XDS electronic differential lock and a 'Driving profile selection' driving modes system. A top 'GTI+' trim level further adds LED headlights, auto headlamps, rear tinted glass, keyless entry, power-folding mirrors, 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control' and the 'Active Info' instrument binnacle display. On to safety, an area where Volkswagen now claims class leadership with this model. Standard now on all Polos is a 'Front Assist' system that on the open road, scans the road ahead as you drive for potential accident hazards, warning you if one is detected and automatically braking if necessary. You get that same kind of functionality at urban speeds too, as part of a 'City Emergency Braking' system included as part of the 'Front Assist' package. This set-up also includes 'Predictive Pedestrian Protection' that specifically searches for pedestrians who might be about to step out in front of you and, if necessary, can initiate braking to avoid them.

Cost of Ownership

This being Volkswagen, you'd probably be shocked were this car not challenging amongst the class best in terms of efficiency. Sure enough, even with DSG auto transmission fitted - in this case a 6-speed unit - this GTI variant manages 47.9mpg and 134g/km of CO2. A lot of that's thanks to the lighter weight of the MQB A0 platform that now underpins the latest generation version of this car. If you want to get close to the quoted figures on a egular basis, you'll need to make use of the provided 'Eco' option in the standard 'Driving profile selection', that mode able to focus all of the car's systems on maximum frugality. Plus if you've downloaded the free 'Volkswagen Connect' app that comes with this car, you'll find it includes a 'Challenges' section that sets efficiency driving targets, encouraging you to collect points and trophies, with bonus challenges to improve your scores. 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 these features will add nearly £2,000 to the used car asking price.

Summary

The Volkswagen Polo GTI is 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. Until now. You could genuinely enjoy yourself in one of these, and that's something we've never really been able to say of Polo GTI models in the past. True, when it comes down to it, you could argue that rivals like the Ford Fiesta ST, the Peugeot 208 GTI, the Renaultsport Clio 200, the MINI Cooper S or the Suzuki Swift Sport could all put a bigger grin on your face through a twisting country road. But the Polo GTI will get close to them and at the same time is a much better, more mature, more refined everyday proposition than such competitors. It is, in short, the consummate all-rounder in this class. Overall, the Polo GTI is accomplished but not touched with magic. The Golf's legend is safe for the time being.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£289
Deposit£289
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate6.35%
Cash price£19,995
Credit amount£19,706
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£9570.68
Total amount payable£23,741.68
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.8p per mile
Representative APR6.4%
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