Volkswagen Polo GTI revealed

* New Polo GTI * On sale in August * Prices expected to start at 18,000...

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17 Feb 2010 18:10 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Volkswagen has revealed the first details of the new VW Polo GTi.

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.