Volkswagen Polo GTI

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Volkswagen Polo GTI

Volkswagen has revealed the 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 goes on sale in the summer and will be available as a three and five-door, with prices starting at around 18,000 for the three-door.