New Polo GTI launched in South Africa

polo gti 2018
  • New Polo GTI with turbocharged engine and MQB platform 
  • 147kW/320Nm, sport suspension and XDS differential lock 
  • GTI insignia includes legendary red stripe in the radiator grille
  • First Polo GTI to feature 2.0 TSI engine

VW has unveiled the new Polo GTI for South Africa.

The hatchback features a 2.0 TSI engine which produces 147kW and 320Nm of torque.

It also packs sport suspension and XDS differential lock.

The new Polo GTI engine launches with a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard. The Polo GTI with DSG accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. Today’s most powerful Polo reaches a top speed of 237km/h. Despite its power output, the Polo GTI can be driven very economically thanks to its efficient drive technology. The combined fuel consumption of the DSG version is 5.9 litres/100km.


VW said the “compact sports car” includes a new digital and interactive cockpit – founded on the car’s Active Info Display and the infotainment system.

The new Polo GTI will sell for – VAT and emissions tax included – R375,900.

This includes:

  • 3-year/120,000km warranty.
  • 3-year/45,000km Volkswagen Service.
  • 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.


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