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Most powerful new VW Polo GTi now on sale

The new Polo GTI is now on sale here. This latest-generation model puts out 200 PS from its 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine and is fitted with a 6-speed DSG gearbox as standard and boasts a claimed top speed of 237 km/h, getting to 100km/h on the way there in just 6.7 seconds. This is very promising performance, which Volkswagen says matches the very grown-up dimensions of the latest generation Polo.

The German carmaker adds that there is styling to match the performance, and that it follows the family DNA from the Golf GTI with plenty of GTI insignia, including the typical red stripe in the radiator grille, GTI gear knob and legendary “Clark” plaid seat covers, as well as 17-inch “Milton Keynes” alloy wheels.

Standard equipment is generous, with items such as ‘Park Distance Control’, an ‘Electronic Differential Lock’, ‘Driving Profile Selection’ and ‘Adaptive Cruise Control’ all coming as standard.

The Polo GTI is available now, priced from €32,395. And Volkswagen says that buyers can avail of a Technology Upgrade for the GTI, which bundles a rear-view camera, active info display, folding mirrors and the ‘Lights and Vision’ Package for a much reduced €499, a saving of €1,183 compared to these items priced individually.

The Polo GTI is also available with low PCP Finance of 1.9 per cent. And for a limited time, Volkswagen tells us that there is the chance to avail of a Free 3 Year Service Plan for Polo models ordered and registered by the end of August.