The Next Generation Polo GTI has been revealed at 2017 Frankfurt motor show. In its sixth generation, Polo will go on sale in Europe by the end of this year and it is comparatively bigger than the current model. The new model is based on all new MQB A0 platform replacing the older PQ25 platform. Internationally, the current model is available in three and five-door variants, whereas the new Polo will only be available as a five-door model.
As said, new Polo is bigger than the outgoing model: it is 81mm longer, 63mm wider, 7mm taller and has 9mm more wheelbase. In addition, the boot capacity has been increased by 71 litres to 351 litres. At tape, it measures 4053mm in length, 1751mm in width, 1466mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2564mm.
The six generation comes with some evolutionary design changes such as revised front grille with red accents and GTI badge, honeycomb air intakes, front bumper with high gloss panels and integrated spoiler, LED headlights with LED DRLs. It also gets 17-inch Milton Keynes alloy wheels, red brake callipers and 18-inch Brescia alloy wheels.
The rear features two pieces black matt/high gloss black roof spoiler, chrome finished dual tailpipes, LED tail lights, high gloss black diffuser and GTI badge. It will be available in four attractive exterior colours: Limestone Grey metallic, Reef blue metallic, deep black pearl effect, Pure white and flash red.
On the inside, the cabin is dominated by red and black with bits of Grey with the sporty leather steering wheel, floor mats, gearshift lever and air vents. It also gets 10.25-inch Active info display with GTI graphics, Apple car play and Android auto, automatic climate control, multi-way adjust front seats and much more.
The new GTI will get a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that makes 200PS power between 4400-6000rpm and 320Nm of [email protected] The engine will be linked to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The new GTI takes just 6.7 seconds to reach 100km/hr from a standstill and can hit a maximum speed of 237km/hr.
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