A Volkswagen representative has ruled out the possibility of coming out with an R version for the recently facelifted Polo.

A Volkswagen representative has ruled out the possibility of coming out with an R version for the recently facelifted Polo.

Approximately two months ago we heard Volkswagen's head of powertrain development Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser saying they are analyzing the prospects of coming out with additional R models but it seems the Polo won't be one of them as Dutch media is citing VW sources who are saying a Polo R will not happen.

It should be mentioned Volkswagen did offer a Polo R WRC Street but that was only a limited edition capped at 2,500 units and it's unlikely the special version will be resurrected for the facelifted model.

This means the Polo GTI will remain the range-topping model with a four-cylinder 1.8-liter developing 192 HP (141 kW) and a peak torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). It works with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG and regardless of gearbox choice the hot hatch will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.7 seconds before hitting 148 mph (236 km/h). These performances don't come cheap as the Polo GTI has a starting price in Germany of €22,275 (€23,750 for the DSG version).

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