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Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift revealed in new photos: Europe launch by February 2015

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Highlights of new Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift include the 1.8 litre TSI engine dishing out 192 PS max power (which is 12 PS higher than the model it replaces) and 320 Nm peak torque, option of 6-speed manual transmission alongside 7-speed DSG unit, and optional ‘Sport Select’ suspension system which features electronically adjustable dampers.

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This is the first Polo with (optional) LED headlamps.

The motor in Polo GTI facelift is capable of 0-100 kmph sprint in 6.7 seconds and 236 kmph top speed, yet it delivers 17.85 kmpl mileage in DSG variant (not of course while verifying the performance figures).

The Sport Select suspension system includes Sport Performance Kit, which tweaks the suspension for sportier ride setting, governing a wide range of parameters (but we get only one button to push).

Apart from mechanicals, new Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift features customary GTI styling attributes, including distinctive front and rear bumpers, radiator grille and headlamps with classic red GTI strips that set the variant apart. Further, characteristic side sill, racy rear spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels round off the GTI exterior package.