Volkswagen Polo GTI review

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Volkswagen Polo GTI
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The GTI badge may be most synonymous with sporty Volkswagen Golfs, but hot Polos have worn these famous three letters for more than two decades.

And the latest Polo GTI is the most overtly sporty yet, thanks in part to its miniature Golf GTI styling. It has a raft of bespoke decor, including a red strip across its nose, a subtle but reassuringly athletic bodykit and eye-catching tartan seats. If the car’s character can follow suit and offer hot Golf performance and usability in a smaller, more affordable package, the Polo GTI will be off to a very good start indeed.

Over the next few pages, we’ll tell you how the Polo GTI stacks up against its key hot hatch rivals, the Ford Fiesta ST and Peugeot 208 GTi, in all the key areas and we’ll also walk you through the options you should consider if you decide to buy.

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The regular Polo GTI is decently equipped, with air conditioning, front and rear parking sensors and 17in alloy wheels all standard. We haven’t sampled the optional 18in wheels to be able to tell y...View trim
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