Volkswagen Australia has provided information on the updated VW Polo GTI.
The entry-level Polo Life is priced from $25,250, before on-road costs, with a manual
gearbox. The seven-speed dual-clutch automatic adds $3000 to that price.
The manual Polo Life is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine producing
70kW and 175Nm. Automatics use the same basic engine but tuned to give 85kW and
New standard features include more sophisticated automatic emergency braking that now
detects cyclists. Previously it only detected vehicles and pedestrians; lane-keep assist that
stops drivers who aren’t paying attention from wandering out of their lane, there are front
and rear parking sensors.
Inside there is an eight-inch central touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto. A wireless device charging pad and an eight-inch digital instrument display
The VW Polo Style is priced from $31,250 and has the same 85kW/200Nm engine and
transmission as the Life.
It adds comfort sport seats, a larger digital instrument display, now 10.25-inch. and 16-inch
alloy wheels. The Style has radar cruise control, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic
The Polo GTI is priced from $38,750. It’s powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol
engine with 147kW and 320Nm. Inside are a sports steering wheel, the seats are covered
in lairy looking tartan cloth.