2015 VW Polo GTI will ditch the 1.4 engine in favor of a 1.8-liter TSI

Article by Christian A., on January 30, 2014

Two days ago, Volkswagen introduced the 2014 Polo Facelift and announced that the new GTI version will be revealed next year. As you may know already, the current Polo GTI is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI engine that generates 180 hp. The current Polo GTI also ditched the 1.8-liter petrol engine in favor of a smaller 1.4-liter that has a combined fuel consumption of 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers, equivalent to CO2 emissions of only 139 g/km.

Although the small engines are a trend now, it appears that the 2015 Vw Polo GTI will return to the 1.8-liter petrol engine as the German manufacturer wants higher torque and power.

The 1.8 TSI engine is already used by the Golf or the Audi A3 or the Seat Leon. According to Volkswagen, the new 2015 Polo GTI will get 12 hp more than its predecessor. The engine will be offered as standard with a six-speed transmission, while the 7-speed dual clutch DSG is offered as an option.

Even at a glance, it is easy to identify the new Volkswagen Polo GTI – whether the two-door and the four-door version –as the sporty flagship of the series. This is thanks to features like the newly designed bumpers, distinctive GTI wheels, red strips in the radiator grille as well as the H7 headlights or optional LED headlamps.

As standard, the new Polo GTI sits on sports suspension that lowers its height by 15 mm. In terms of overall dimensions, the new Polo GTI measures 3,983 mm in length, 1,682 mm (1,901 mm including wing mirrors) in width, and 1,450 mm in height.

Customers could have their Polo GTI be fitted with headlights (dipped and main beam) and daytime running lights employing light emitting diode units. The radiator grille – featuring the distinctive GTI honeycomb structure – is framed by a red strip that continues into the stunning headlights.

The lower air intake is now larger than before and comes with a newly designed honeycomb grille. This lower air intake is flanked by fog lights, cornering lights and splitters. As standard, the new Polo GTI is fitted with heated windscreen washer nozzles and a headlight cleaning system as well as front and rear ParkPilot.

The available LED dual headlights come with an unmistakable light design made possible by their construction and prominent reflectors. Compared to xenon headlights, the LED headlights emit whiter light that is less straining to the eyes.

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