2022 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing revealed – chunky pricing for VW’s i20 N rival
The sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo acquired an overhaul earlier this 12 months, offering an up to date design in and out alongside an improve in inside tech.
As anticipated, you may discover the identical 2-litre turbocharged EA888 four-cylinder as earlier than, now sending 204bhp and a wholesome 236lb ft of torque to the entrance wheels – that’s a light 7bhp bump over the outgoing automotive with torque remaining an identical. These figures put the Polo GTI marginally forward of the 201bhp Hyundai i20 N and 200bhp Ford Fiesta ST-3.
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Regardless of what looks as if a small acquire in output, 0-62mph now comes two tenths prior to earlier than at 6.5sec, matching the manual-only Fiesta ST-3. Prime velocity is quoted at 149mph. As earlier than, the Polo GTI is obtainable solely with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and it additionally will get the identical XDS digital differential because the outgoing automotive.
The outside design stays acquainted, however components similar to the brand new entrance bumper take inspiration from the Mk8 Golf GTI and the ID electrical automotive vary to carry the recent Polo in-line with the remainder of Volkswagen’s lineup. New honeycomb-pattern grilles, trademark GTI crimson highlights, a 15mm drop in experience peak and crimson brake calipers additionally set it aside from an extraordinary Polo mannequin. 17-inch wheels are commonplace match however at a price, patrons can go for 18-inch objects.
New for 2021 is commonplace IQ.Mild LED lighting, bringing a sharpened lighting signature, a hanging new entrance lightbar and entrance and rear dynamic indicators to the mannequin. Inside, the model’s uprated 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit additionally comes as commonplace alongside a 9.2-inch infotainment show.
Alongside the flat-bottomed sport steering wheel, the GTI receives ‘Premium sports activities seats’ full with the long-lasting ‘Clark Plaid’ cloth and crimson contrasting stitching. The dashboard trim additionally is available in a hanging gloss Kings Pink end as commonplace with a extra refined ‘Deep Iron’ shade on the choices listing.
The brand new up to date GTI is obtainable to order now via sellers, with – provide allowing – first fashions reaching UK prospects within the first quarter of subsequent 12 months.