2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI globally unveiled

The 2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI takes design inspiration from its larger Golf sibling.

Volkswagen has globally unveiled the 2021 Polo GTI performance hatchback. The new Volkswagen Polo GTI carries forward a number of design inspirations from its larger sibling, the Golf.

Design updates on the updated 2021 Polo GTI include a new grille and air dam, which now feature a honeycomb pattern. The front grille also features the traditional ‘GTI’ badging, along with the signature red stripes.

The 2021 Polo GTI now comes with the brand’s IQ.Lights – matrix LED headlights as standard and a sleek set of LED tail lights at the rear. The updated Polo GTI also comes with redesigned fog lamp housing. It also features newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers, twin-tip exhaust and a slightly revised rear bumper. Volkswagen has also moved the ‘GTI’ badge to the centre of the boot.

Inside, the updated 2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI now features a bunch of red trims on the dashboard and the centre console. It also features a new steering wheel design, revised gear knob, 10.24-inch fully-digital instrument cluster, a large 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Volkswagen’s latest connected tech and touch-controls for the climate control system; among others.

The 2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI though, continues to be powered by the same 2.0-litre TSI unit as before. It produces 204 BHP and 320 Nm and is paired with a standard 7-speed DSG transmission unit. Volkswagen claims the Polo GTI is capable of accelerating from 0 – 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.

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