July 4, 2022

Quickly, all of the efficiency VWs will include hybrid drive or all-electric with all-wheel drive, so PVW acquired behind the wheel of the 2022 Polo GTI to benefit from the scorching hatch whereas we nonetheless can, even when it does solely include 4 doorways…

Evaluate from Efficiency VW. Phrases: Phrases: Neil Birkitt.

Amongst a raft of latest electrical fashions and quite a few hybrid variations, it’s good to see the enduring VW emblem nonetheless making its presence within the vary, with GTI variations of the up! the Golf and now the newest Polo for 2022.

Heading up the revised sixth-generation four-door Polo vary, which made its debut in 2021, the brand new scorching hatch model comes with extra energy, enhanced styling, tools upgrades, improved security, and premium-car know-how.

Primarily based on the A0 variation of the identical MQB platform because the Golf GTI, the new Polo is powered by the two.0-litre (1984 cc) four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol energy plant with twin injection (direct and manifold injection), digital valve elevate on the consumption, and a particulate filter. Producing 207 PS, up barely from the 200 PS of its predecessor, it develops most torque of 320 Nm over a broad vary between 1500 and 4500 rpm.

There’s not a handbook gearbox choice, however together with the 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox (DSG) it’s claimed to be able to reaching 62 mph from a standstill in 6.5 seconds and can run to a prime pace of 149 mph, efficiency which would depart many traditional Golf GTIs trailing in its wake.

Dealing with enhancements embrace lowered suspension, the experience top decreased by 15 mm, uprated working gear with a bigger entrance anti-roll bar, extra inflexible monitor rods on the entrance and stiffer axle-locating mounts on the rear. Distinctive alloy wheels come geared up with high-performance tyres, with 7.5×17-inch ‘Parker’ alloy wheels fitted as normal and 18-inch ‘Faro’ rims accessible as an choice, fitted with 215/40 R18 rubber.


2022 VW Polo GTI

Additional dynamic enchancment comes courtesy of the usual match XDS digital differential lock, part of the Digital Stability Management (ESC) and traction management methods, which prevents wheel spin and lack of traction by modulating brake strain on the entrance wheel on the within of a bend. It’s not as supremely efficient because the ‘VAQ’ entrance diff discovered on the high-performance Golf GTI, nevertheless it does a great job of conserving the Polo GTI heading in the right direction.

The Polo GTI can be geared up with Adaptive Chassis Management (DCC), together with Driving Profile Choice, which offers two totally different traits – Consolation and Sport – for the adjustable dampers. DPS additionally presents 4 modes: Eco, Particular person, Regular and Sport, modifying the steering, engine attribute and DSG shift patterns as required.

2022 VW Polo GTI

In Sport mode, the exhaust observe is enhanced, additionally achieved within the Particular person driving profile, whereas within the Eco mode the DSG transmission engages a coasting operate; when the motive force lifts off the accelerator the engine drops to idling pace, enhancing gas financial system, and decreasing emissions.

Particular styling options embrace GTI-specific bumpers, a purple GTI grille badge, red-painted brake callipers, honeycomb air consumption grilles, and the purple trim above the LED daytime working lights strip. Commonplace options are the IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, and an illuminated radiator grille crossbar to enhance the daytime working lights, whereas the LED tail lights, extending in direction of the center of the tailgate, now characteristic the dynamic indicators which sweep outwards within the course of flip.

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Inside, the roof pillars and headliner are trimmed in Titanium black, with purple distinction stitching utilized all through the inside. Sports activities seats with ‘Jacara’ examine sample is normal, with sports activities consolation seats in ArtVelours materials accessible as an choice. The sprint panel is now completed as normal in shiny Kings Pink, or alternatively a extra subdued Deep Iron hue.

The devices and Infotainment system are positioned on one visible axis for simpler assimilation, and the ten.25-inch display of the Digital Cockpit Professional system boasts greater pixel density, higher distinction and extra intense colors.

2022 VW Polo GTI

The Uncover Media Navigation system incorporates the latest-generation Infotainment system with high-resolution 8.0-inch show. Non-obligatory extras embrace a Beats Sound System with six audio system, subwoofer, 300W energy output and 8-channel amplifier.

The usual tools checklist additionally offers a centre airbag between the entrance seats in addition to curtain airbags at entrance and rear, background lighting within the door trims and sprint panel, 2Zone air-con with an upgraded digital management unit and DSG paddles on the leather-trimmed multifunction sports activities steering wheel. The ‘Mild and Sight’ pack contains automated headlight management, Coming/Leaving Dwelling mild operate, rain-sensing wipers, and auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

Paint colors supplied on the Polo GTI comprise Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Kings Pink Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic and Smokey Gray Metallic, with a black roof choice accessible together with the white, purple, and blue paintwork.

2022 VW Polo GTI

Now not a small automobile (it’s very related in measurement to a Mk4 Golf actually) the newest Polo GTI is now accessible to order right here within the UK, priced from £26,430 RRP on-the-road. That’s a great deal cheaper than the newest Golf GTI (from £34,940) and effectively worthy of consideration…


Tech Spec: 2022 VW Polo GTI

Engine: 1984 cc 4-cylinder turbo TSI with direct injection

Energy: 207 PS (152 kW)

Torque: 320 Nm (236 lb.ft)

Transmission: Entrance-wheel drive, 7-speed DSG gearbox

Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 6.5 secs

Prime pace: 149 mph (240 kph)

Gasoline financial system: (In accordance with NEDC take a look at, in l/100 km) City 7.4, Further-urban 4.8-4.6, Mixed 5.8-5.6 (31.8, 49-51 and 40.5-39.2 mpg respectively) Mixed CO2 emissions: 131-128 in g/km