Volkswagen Polo GTI revealed
The car will be unveiled at next month's Geneva motor show ahead of UK sales starting in August.
The new hot hatch comes with a 1.4-litre TSI engine, delivering 177bhp, connected to a seven-speed DSG semi-automatic gearbox.
The car is capable of 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds, has a top speed of 142mph, yet returns 47mpg and emits 139g/km of carbon dioxide.
Like the curent Polo, the Polo GTI, has been been styled to look like a mini version of its Golf counterpart. So it gets the similar five-spoke polished 17-inch alloys, and the same style of honeycomb grille with a red frame.
The seats are trimmed in a similar checked cloth material to the Golf GTI's, and there's a flat-bottomed steering wheel, too.
The GTi will be available as a three and five-door, with prices starting at around £18,000 for the three-door.
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