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

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.

 

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