Volkswagen Polo GTI

The stylish GTI is the highest-performance trim of all Polo models and comes with a wide range of standard equipment. Quick and surprisingly fuel-efficient, the GTI is a hot hatch to set pulses racing.

Exterior design

Unique GTI badging adorns this sporty iteration of the Polo. Bespoke front and rear bumpers and a honeycomb front air intake, with red detailing, set the GTI apart. Body-coloured elements include door handles, door mirrors and a rear spoiler. Smart contrast is provided by a black radiator grille and sill flarings. The former is trimmed with chrome, as is a twin exhaust tailpipe. LEDs are represented by daytime running lights and rear number plate lights. Front fog lamps with cornering functionality are featured too, and the Polo’s door mirrors come with integrated indicators. 

Interior design

A stylish cabin features a black dashboard with decorative trim, aluminium-style pedals and chrome door handles. Adjustable front sports seats and a rake-and-reach-adjustable steering wheel enable you to find a comfortable position. The latter is clad in leather, embellished with red stitching, and comes with gearshift paddles adorned with the GTI logo. Among a range of standard features are electric windows, a heated rear windscreen and a four-speed fan. A 204-litre boot can be expanded to 882 litres with rear seats folded. 


The range of available petrol engines includes a 1.8-litre unit which produces 189bhp and a maximum torque of 320Nm at 1,450rpm. This enables the GTI to go from 0-60mph in under seven seconds and achieve a top speed of 146mph. Despite its potency, it also returns as much as 50.4mpg and a CO2 emission figure as low as 129g/km.

Technology and safety

A 6.5-inch colour touchscreen, DAB digital radio and a CD player form part of the GTI’s media system. Bluetooth®, USB and SD connectivity is included. Driver aids such as an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation and Traction Control are standard. Passive safety features include multiple airbags, head restraints and ISOFIX child-seat anchor points. The GTI is secured by an alarm, an electronic engine immobiliser and remote central locking.

What colours is the Polo GTI available in?

  • Pure White
  • Flash Red non-metallic
  • Reef Blue metallic
  • Limestone Grey metallic
  • Deep Black pearl effect

Which is faster, the Polo GTI or SEAT Leon FR?

How do the Polo GTI and Leon FR match up?

Polo GTILeon FR
Top speed:139mph Top speed: 142mph
Engine: 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder
BHP: 189 BHP: 184
Fuel economy: 47.1mpg Fuel economy: 46mpg
0-62mph: 6.7 seconds 0-60mph: 7.2 seconds

How much is the Polo GTI?

The Polo GTI is available now from £21,140 for the standard spec. But if you fancy moving up the trim list then the price will increase until you get to the GTI Plus. But if you keep your eye across our new car offers page then you may be able to bag yourself a bargain!

Contact Swansway Volkswagen

We have lots of Polo GTIs for sale now from our showrooms. You can reach our Volkswagen dealerships on 01270 449164 for Crewe or 01978 800554 for Wrexham. Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry and we'll get back to you as soon as we can


CO2 Emissions 129g/km
0-60mph 6.7 seconds
Radio DAB