A few days back, Volkswagen has revealed the facelifted version of the 6th generation Polo hatchback in Europe. Now, the German carmaker has taken one more step forward and shared the first official sketch of its GTI variant ahead of its unveiling in June 2021.
Being a sportier version of the standard Polo, the GTI trim features some aggressively styled design elements such as a sleeker front grille with ‘GTI’ badging in red color, a sportier front bumper with honeycomb air dams, Golf GTI-like honeycomb LED fog lamps, and a differently designed five-spoke alloy wheels. There is also a red-colored strip just above the light bar, which gives it a dynamic character.
While the interior of the Polo GTI is yet to be revealed, it is likely to get a new steering wheel with the 'GTI' badging along with red stitching & highlights around the cabin. Besides, the dashboard design should be similar to the standard model.
On the features front, it will retain all the features of top-spec standard Polo that mainly include an all-new matrix LED headlamp, a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, dual-zone auto AC with touch-based controls, ambient lighting, keyless entry with push-button start, a wireless phone charger, multiple airbags, front & rear parking sensors, electronic stability control (ESC), adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and many more.
Under the hood, the new Polo GTI is expected to retain the 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine (200PS/320Nm) as the existing model, mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG). The brand could also retune the engine for more engine output.
In the international markets, the updated VW Polo GTI will lock horns with the Ford Fiesta ST and Hyundai i20 N. While we have to wait for the new Polo's launch, Hyundai is gearing up to launch the i20 N-Line in the Indian market.
More details about the 2021 Polo GTI are expected to be revealed in the coming days. So, stay tuned with Gaadify.com for more updates! Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel.