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Brand New 22 Volkswagen Polo 2.0 TSI GTI 5dr DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise control with follow-to-stop and speed limiterBluetooth mobile phone interface
Digital Cockpit Pro with 10.25" DisplayDriver alert system
Dynamic road sign displayEco mode
Emergency call serviceMultifunction camera
Power assisted speed sensitive steeringPreparation for We connect and We connect plus
Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gaugeTravel Assist - Lane keeping system and traffic jam assist
Travel assist including emergency assistTrip computer
Warning signal and warning light for front and rear seatbelts not fastenedWasher fluid level indicator
Wireless app connect 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Adaptive chassis control including driving profile selectionFront wheel drive
Heavy duty rear axleRear shock absorpion sports version
Sports select suspension lowered by 15mmStart-stop system with battery regeneration (recuperation - energy recovery during braking)
XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioDiversity antenna for FM reception

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Chrome plated radiator grille inserts, air vent surrounds and light switch surroundsElectric front windows
Front fog lights with static cornering functionFront scuff plates in aluminium with GTI logo
Heat insulating glass in side and rear windowsHeat insulating glass windscreen
Power folding adjustable/heated exterior mirrors and front passenger exterior mirror lowering functionRear electric windows
Rear fog lightRear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
Sport bumpers with air intakes with honeycomb structureThird brake light
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipes 

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console2 USB-C ports in the front, 2 USB-C charging sockets on the center console in the rear
3 rear head restraints60/40 split folding rear seat and rear seat bench not split
Air care climatronic air conditoning system with active combination filter and 2-zone temperature controlBlack roof lining
Ceramique headlinerDoor and side trim panel
Driver and front passenger seat height adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest
Front footwell illuminationFront seat backrest storage pockets
GTI sports gearshift knob in aluminium leatherHandbrake lever handle in leather
Isofix child seat preparation easy-fit (for two outer rear seats, and front passenger seat) compatible with I-sizeLED interior light with switch off delay and dimmer, 2 reading lights front and rear
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment floor
Luggage compartment lightingStainless steel pedals
Standard pedal clusterThree spoke leather wrapped multifunction sports steering wheel with shifting paddles

Packs

IQ LED matrix headlights pack - PoloLight and sight pack - Polo GTI

Passive Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABSDriver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraintsESC (Electronic stability control) + EDL (Electronic Differntial lock) and ASR (Traction control)
Extended and predictive pedestrian/ cyclist protectionFront and rear disc brakes with red brake calipers
Front curtain and side airbags with center airbagHill hold control
Two tone hornTyre pressure loss indicator

Security

Alarm with interior protectionAnti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn, and towing protection
Anti-theft wheel boltsElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Trim

Chrome applications on rotary light, mirror adjustment, window regulator switches, outlet with frame in black 

Wheels

Low rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb155
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH162WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL155

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH9.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL6.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH39.8WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL41.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH40.4WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL42.2
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH45.6WLTP - MPG - High - TEL47.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH29.4WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL30.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH39.8WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL40.9

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power207
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesGTI
Generation Mark6Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18600
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.5Engine Power - BHP207
Engine Power - KW152Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT236Engine Torque - MKG32.6
Engine Torque - NM320Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed149 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StylePARKERWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1431Length4074
Wheelbase2549Width1751

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1800
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1380Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)351
Max. Loading Weight514Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked680Minimum Kerbweight1286
No. of Seats5Turning 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 improved 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. In this improved from, 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, at the end of 2017, after many years of building warmish Polos that left British buyers somewhat underwhelmed, the gloves finally came off with the creation of this new-era Polo GTI. Four years on, this model was lightly updated to create the car we're going to look at here.

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. This improved Polo GTI sets out to rectify that issue, its 204PS 2.0-litre TSI engine offering more power than that Fiesta ST and its other arch-rival the Hyundai i20N. As with the pre-facelift model, power is delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed dual clutch DSG transmission (for our market, there's no manual option) and rest to 62mph takes just 6.5s on the way to 149mph. 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 alloy wheels specially developed for this model. It also rides 15mm lower on its sports suspension. If you know your Polos, you'll notice the smoother front end styling of this facelifted model, which can now include the brand's piercing 'IQ.Light' intelligent LED matrix headlights, which allow individual settings for different driving conditions and environments. At the rear, there are revised, more Golf-like, tail lamp clusters. The result is a more mature, grown-up level of pavement presence. Drop inside and you'll find sports seats with a special GTI checked pattern, which is almost certainly the most extrovert aspect of the Polo GTI's entire attire. A key change with this updated version is the incorporation of Volkswagen's 'Digital Cockpit', an 10.25-inch digital instrument screen to replace the standard binnacle dials - as standard equipment. Soft touch plastics and subtle aluminium detailing are the order of the day and the cabin is a little 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 practical 355-litre boot that increases to 1,125-litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Market and Model

The list price of around £26,500 might seem a bit steep for a Polo but this one is an automatic and you do get a lot of equipment included. Equipment runs to 17-inch wheels featuring red brake callipers, lowered sports suspension, a 'GTI' body styling pack, an XDS electronic differential lock, a digital instruement screen and a 'Driving profile selection' driving modes system. There's also LED headlights, auto headlamps, rear tinted glass, keyless entry, power-folding mirrors and 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control'. This Polo's 8.0-inch 'Ready 2 Discover' infotainment system is built on the third-generation Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB3) and therefore brings App-Connect, which uses either a USB connection or Bluetooth link to activate smartphone mirroring via the central touchscreen. This monitor can be uograded to 9.2-inch is size as an option. Other key options include 'IQ.Light matrix LED headlights; the brand's clever 'Travel Assist' semi-autonomous drive system; and larger 18-inch wheels. 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 40mpg and 160g/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. There's the usual unremarkable three year / 60,000 mile warranty. Servicing will be determined by either 'Fixed' or 'Flexible' schedules, your choice of which will be determined by your likely annual mileage. Insurance is group 14E.

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 Hyundai i20N, 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%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£406
Deposit£406
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate6.56%
Cash price£27,805
Credit amount£26,649
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£12,299.30
Total amount payable£32,953.30
Volkswagen deposit£750
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.8p per mile
Representative APR6.6%
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