Volkswagen has introduced pricing and specs for the 2018 Polo GTI, with the twin-clutch hot-hatch to start from $30,990 ahead of on-highway expenses when it comes in August.
Electrical power in the incredibly hot Polo arrives from a turbocharged 2.-litre petrol engine, putting 147kW and 320Nm to the front wheels by way of a tough digital front differential. Not only is that the exact volume of energy as the Mark 5 Golf GTI, it is 40Nm a lot more torque. Delicious.
As we verified past week, there will be no manual. Instead, consumers will get a 7-pace dual-clutch transmission as their only solution.
Common devices incorporates adaptive sporting activities suspension, metropolis-speed car-crisis braking and pedestrian monitoring, tyre tension warnings, a rear-see digicam, keyless entry, press-button start, computerized headlights and rain-sensing wipers.
Inside, you will sit on sport seats trimmed in ‘Clark’ tartan trim, when the driver clasps a leather-trimmed steering wheel – outfitted with paddle shifters, in a natural way.
An 8.-inch ‘Composition Media’ infotainment procedure is normal, finish with two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone mirroring and a 6-speaker stereo procedure.
There are a handful of possibilities on offer, starting with the $1400 Driver Help deal. It provides adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-website traffic alerts, park assist and Volkswagen’s proactive occupant safety process to the mix.
The $1900 Audio & Vision package brings an Energetic Data Display screen for the driver, increased-spec Discover Media navigation system and a 300W Beats Audio sound process.
Finally, the $3900 Luxury bundle provides you ‘Art Velour’ upholstery, heated entrance seats, LED headlights and daytime-operating lights, 18-inch ‘Brescia’ alloy wheels (17-inchers are typical), a panoramic sunroof and tinted rear glass. Metallic or pearlescent paint is a $500 selection across the vary.
The Polo GTI will be arriving in August.
2018 Volkswagen Polo pricing
- 70TSI Trendline – $17,990/$20,490 (handbook/DSG)
- 85TSI Comfortline – $20,490/$22,990 (manual/DSG)
- Start Version – $21,490/23,990 (manual/DSG)
- Polo GTI – $30,990 (DSG)
70TSI, 85TSI and Start Version costs are generate-away, GTI is ahead of on-roadways.