Volkswagen has reintroduced a Polo GTI model. Equipped with a twincharged 1.4-liter TSI engine (turbo and supercharging) and a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), the 132 kW (177 hp) Polo GTI offers combined fuel consumption of 5.9 L/100 km (40 mpg US). That is equivalent to CO2 emissions of 139 g/km.
As a comparison, its direct predecessor equipped with an equivalent power 1.8-liter turbo engine consumed 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers (30 mpg US), equivalent to 188 g/km CO2; the new car reduces fuel consumption by 25%.
The 1,194 kilogram GTI accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 229 km/h (142 mph).
Power is transferred to the front wheels via DSG as standard equipment. An electronic transverse differential lock (XDS) reduces the tendency to understeer and improves handling especially in quick driving through curves. Like all versions of the model series, the Polo GTI also comes equipped with the standard ESP electronic stabilization program including Hill Climb Assist.