Volkswagen has launched a new performance-orientated GT version of the Polo supermini.
The new model uses the 1.9-litre TDI 128bhp diesel engine, which features Volkswagen’s ‘pumpe düse’ (unit injector) technology.
In the Polo GT, this engine meets Euro 4 emissions standards.
The maximum torque of 229 lbs ft (310 Nm) peaks at 1,900 rpm for highly tractable performance at low engine speeds. This is helped by a variable geometry turbocharger, which is designed to ‘smooth-out’ power delivery across the rev range. A six-speed gearbox is fitted as standard.
Positioned at the top of the Polo range, the GT equipment list includes: Climatic semi-automatic climate control; ABS; four airbags; six-disc CD autochanger; leather-rimmed steering wheel, gear knob and gaiter; electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors; front fog lights; multi-function computer; remote central locking with alarm; front sports seats; and front electric windows.
Outside, the GT is fitted with 16" alloy wheels, lowered suspension and chrome ‘GT’ badges.
Available to order from this week, the Polo GT is offered in three- or five-door bodystyles. Prices start at £14,250 RRP on the road, with a £500 premium for the five-door model.