Volkswagen Polo | 2.0 TSI GTI+ 5dr DSG


VOLKSWAGEN POLO 2.0 TSI GTI+ 5dr DSGVOLKSWAGEN POLO 2.0 TSI GTI+ 5dr DSGVOLKSWAGEN POLO 2.0 TSI GTI+ 5dr DSGVOLKSWAGEN POLO 2.0 TSI GTI+ 5dr DSGVOLKSWAGEN POLO 2.0 TSI GTI+ 5dr DSGVOLKSWAGEN POLO 2.0 TSI GTI+ 5dr DSG
PersonalLease
£227.99Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£189.99Per month ex VAT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,051.89 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£1,709.91 ex VAT

Contract Length

23 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Alloy Wheels
17" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Remote Central Locking
Remote Central Locking
Air Con
Air Con

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Electric front windows
  • Front wash/wipe with interval delay
  • Heated rear window with auto timer
  • Rear electric windows
  • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tinted
  • Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
BRAKES
  • ABS
  • Automatic post collision braking
  • ESP with EDL ASR
  • Front/rear disc brakes
  • HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • Hill hold control
  • Red brake calipers
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front rear carpet mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Lowered sports suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth Telephone preparation
  • Car-Net App-Connect
DRIVER AIDS
  • ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
  • Driver alert system
  • PAS - speed related
  • Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Start/stop system
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Active Info Display, 10.3" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customised information
  • Multifunction colour display
  • Service interval indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror with rain sensor
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Electric operated/heated door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Air vents in Matt chrome
  • Chrome plated electric mirror adjustment light switch surround
  • Gloss black instrument surrounds
  • Velvet red dashboard pad
ENGINE
  • Battery regeneration during braking
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 6 speakers
  • Composition media system with radio, glovebox mounted CD, colour touch screen, SD card, aux-in, USB, multimedia interface
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Driver Personalisation profile selection
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured side sills
  • Chrome insert to lower bumper
  • Chrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
  • Extended sill strips flared in black
  • Fully galvanised body
  • Gloss black rear spoiler
  • Honeycomb radiator grille with red stripe
  • Solid paint
  • Stainless steel door sill protections with GTI logo
  • Twin chrome exhaust tailpipes
  • Unique GTI badging
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Dusk sensor automatic driving lights
  • Front fog lights including static cornering
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • LED darkened rear light clusters
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlamps with automatic range adjustment
  • LED rear number plate lights
  • Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Dust/pollen filter
  • Manual air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
  • 2 cupholders
  • 4 grab handles
  • AlumInium look pedals and driver's footrest
  • Black roof lining and sun visors
  • Centre console storage
  • Chrome-plated electric window button surround
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front door pockets
  • Gear change selection via paddle shift on steering wheel
  • Glovebox
  • Handbrake grip button in chrome effect
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Jacara cloth upholstery
  • Jack and tool kit
  • Luggage compartment cover, removable
  • Matt chrome gear lever gaiter surround
  • Matt chrome internal door handles
  • Storage compartment in front doors
  • Storage compartment in rear doors
  • Storage compartment under front seats
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Three spoke leather trimmed multifunction steering wheel with red contrast stitching
  • Titanium black headlining
  • Variable boot floor
  • Variable Luggage compartment
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination
  • Interior light with delay
  • LED footwell lights
  • Luggage compartment lighting
PACKS
  • GTI styling pack - Polo
  • Light and sight pack - Polo
SAFETY
  • 3 point height adj front seatbelts pretensioners
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Driver/front passenger airbag
  • Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
  • Front and rear curtain airbags with front side airbags
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SEATS
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment underseat drawers
  • Front seat backrest storage nets
  • Front seats with lumbar support
  • Front sports seats
  • Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
SECURITY
  • Alarm with remote central locking and interior protection
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Remote keyless entry using key fob including Start/Stop button on centre console
TRANSMISSION
  • XDS electronic differential lock
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 17" Parker alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Space saver spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO: 0.342
  • CO2: 134
  • HC: 28E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • NOx: 0.013
  • Particles: 0.0001
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1984
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 47.9
  • EC Extra Urban: 57.6
  • EC Urban: 36.7
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TSI
  • Coin Series: GTI+
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 59
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 200
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 96
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 76
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 85
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 6.7
  • BHP: 200
  • Engine Power KW: 147
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 236
  • Engine Torque MKG: 32.6
  • Engine Torque NM: 320
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 147
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: Parker
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1461
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4067
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.6
  • Wheelbase: 2548
  • Width (including mirrors): 1964
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 305
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 40
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1780
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1125
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1200
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 670
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1280
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 500

Reviews

Volkswagen Polo JUNIOR PARTNER (73/100)

The Volkswagen Polo GTI has long lived in the shadow of its bigger brother, the Golf GTI. Does it step into the light with this latest model? Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

If you're looking for a quick and discreet supermini that brings with it the trappings of big car quality, this Volkswagen Polo GTI is well worth a look. It's finally the fun steer it always should have been.

Background

Students of automotive history will know many of them. You know, the cars that would have been remembered far more fondly had they not been overshadowed by a far more illustrious stablemate? In the Eighties, the Audi S2 coupe had no chance whatsoever following in the footsteps of the brand's iconic Quattro coupe and the Peugeot 309 GTI might actually have been a better drive than the legend that was the 205 GTI. If you want the undisputed champ of neglected sibling syndrome though, look no further than the Volkswagen Polo GTI, apparently forever condemned to be the car people walk past in showrooms to moon over the Golf GTI. Volkswagen seems rather fed up with this state of affairs and, after many years of building warmish Polos that left British buyers somewhat underwhelmed, the gloves have finally come off. Game on.

Driving Experience

As well as playing second fiddle to the Golf, the Polo GTI has traditionally had to give best to the Ford Fiesta ST in the supermini hot hatch class. The latest Polo GTI sets out to rectify that issue, the old 190PS 1.8-litre turbo engine being ditched in favour of a far heavier duty 200PS 2.0-litre TSI unit, a de-tuned version of the powerplant used in the Golf GTI. From there, power is delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual clutch DSG transmission, both options resulting in an identical sub-7.0sec sprint to 62mph. Why's that? It's because Volkswagen lets the engine deliver more torque when it's paired with the manual 'box, offsetting the slower shift times. The mechanical spec delivers lowered, stiffened suspension springs, uprated anti-roll bars and upgraded passive dampers as standard, though you can order switchable 'sport select' adaptive suspension as an option. Changes over the standard Polo include different front suspension knuckles, a stiffer torsion beam at the rear, revised suspension bushings and different axle geometries and roll centres. It all delivers a much more focused hot hatch. Those who prefer a more playful chassis and more communicative steering might still prefer the livewire Ford, but there's clearly been a lot of thought - and budget - poured into the Polo's dynamics.

Design and Build

The Polo GTI doesn't really go too large on extrovert styling, with much the same low-key, high quality aesthetics as the Golf. Viewed on a spec sheet, there's a lot of changes to the standard car, but the net effect in the metal is muted, discreet and classy. There's a more aggressive 'GTI Styling Pack' with uniquely-shaped front and rear bumpers and a black honeycomb front air intake. Plus some tidy 17-inch 'Parker' alloy wheels specially developed for this model. It also rides 15mm lower on its sports suspension. Drop inside and you'll find special 'Jacara cloth' seating, which is almost certainly the most extrovert aspect of the Polo GTI's entire attire. You'll notice the latest shape instrument panel that has been redesigned and your hands grip a chunkier red-stitched wheel rim. The centre console has also been given a makeover with heating and ventilation controls now easier to operate. Soft touch plastics and subtle aluminium detailing are the order of the day but the cabin is notably less austere than before. Aluminium-look pedals, black gloss instrument surrounds, red-stitched carpet mats and 'Velvet Red' decorative fascia inserts all add a more extrovert feel. There's a much bigger 355-litre boot that increases to 1,125-litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Market and Model

The list price of over £20,000 might seem a bit steep for a Polo but you do get a lot o equipment included. Many will want the DSG auto gearbox and with that, your Polo GTI will cost just over £21,000. There's a 'GTI+' version for another £1,500. Equipment for the standard Polo GTI runs to 17-inch wheels featuring red brake callipers, lowered sports suspension, a 'GTI' body styling pack, an XDS electronic differential lock and a 'Driving profile selection' driving modes system. A top 'GTI+' trim level further adds LED headlights, auto headlamps, rear tinted glass, keyless entry, power-folding mirrors, 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control' and the 'Active Info' instrument binnacle display. On to safety, an area where Volkswagen now claims class leadership with this model. Standard now on all Polos is a 'Front Assist' system that on the open road, scans the road ahead as you drive for potential accident hazards, warning you if one is detected and automatically braking if necessary. You get that same kind of functionality at urban speeds too, as part of a 'City Emergency Braking' system included as part of the 'Front Assist' package. This set-up also includes 'Predictive Pedestrian Protection' that specifically searches for pedestrians who might be about to step out in front of you and, if necessary, can initiate braking to avoid them.

Cost of Ownership

This being Volkswagen, you'd probably be shocked were this car not challenging amongst the class best in terms of efficiency. Sure enough, even with DSG auto transmission fitted - in this case a 6-speed unit - this GTI variant manages 47.9mpg and 134g/km of CO2. A lot of that's thanks to the lighter weight of the MQB A0 platform that now underpins the latest generation version of this car. If you want to get close to the quoted figures on a egular basis, you'll need to make use of the provided 'Eco' option in the standard 'Driving profile selection', that mode able to focus all of the car's systems on maximum frugality. Plus if you've downloaded the free 'Volkswagen Connect' app that comes with this car, you'll find it includes a 'Challenges' section that sets efficiency driving targets, encouraging you to collect points and trophies, with bonus challenges to improve your scores. Start getting a bit keen with the options and you'll see those famously resilient Volkswagen residuals crumble somewhat too. Just about the only options that used buyers will pay extra for are satellite navigation and the DSG transmission, but straight away these features will add nearly £2,000 to the used car asking price.

Summary

The Volkswagen Polo GTI is a car that's never really been let off the leash for fear of cannibalising sales of the more profitable Golf GTI, and has never quite learned to let its hair down. Until now. You could genuinely enjoy yourself in one of these, and that's something we've never really been able to say of Polo GTI models in the past. True, when it comes down to it, you could argue that rivals like the Ford Fiesta ST, the Peugeot 208 GTI, the Renaultsport Clio 200, the MINI Cooper S or the Suzuki Swift Sport could all put a bigger grin on your face through a twisting country road. But the Polo GTI will get close to them and at the same time is a much better, more mature, more refined everyday proposition than such competitors. It is, in short, the consummate all-rounder in this class. Overall, the Polo GTI is accomplished but not touched with magic. The Golf's legend is safe for the time being.

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