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Volkswagen has unveiled facelifted Polo GTI, ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

Looking instantly recognizable, the facelifted is distinguished by a sporty front bumper, honeycomb grille inserts and red accents. The styling changes are less noticeable out back but include a new rear bumper and a dual exhaust system.

The sporty styling continues in the cabin as there's a flat-bottomed steering and sport seats with plaid upholstery. Additional changes are limited but there's gloss black accents and red contrast stitching.

Power is provided by a new 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 192 PS (141 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.  It enables the hatchback to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in as little 6.7 seconds, before topping out at 236 km/h (148 mph). Last but not least, the Polo GTI will now be offered with a six-speed manual transmission as well as the familiar double-clutch DSG gearbox.

 

Gallery: Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift revealed with revised styling & more power

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