The new 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI is going to feature a lot of improvements for its 2018 iteration. This is mostly because Polo is already seven years old, with the previous model being presented in 2009 Geneva auto show. Both its physique and overall vibe are going to benefit from a series of upgrades aimed at making this, one of the best cars in VW’s lineup. After the recent scandal, the company needs all the good publicity it can get, and hopefully, this car will aid them immensely.
2018 VOLKSWAGEN POLO GTI RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
There is no exact release date for the Volkswagen Polo GTI at this point. However, judging by the previous versions and the fact that this is the 2018 model, it would stand to reason that its release is either in late 2017 or early to mid-2018. The main reason behind this prediction is that regular version of the Polo is scheduled for 2017, and it is VW custom that GTI version follows regular by year difference. The exact price has not been set either, although anything between $20,000 and $30,000 can be a good starting point. It all depends on the level of equipment and shipping costs.
To the onlookers, the 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI is going to look pretty darn aggressive for a car of its size. Still, this is going to be a Polo, true and true. This means all the key features of its signature design are going to make a comeback. This includes a slim front grille as well as a pair of signature headlamps. The rear fascia is going to appear much wider and therefore give it more aerodynamic properties – not to mention additional drag. Still, both the bumpers and the air intakes are going to get bigger, along with a new scoop on top of the roof. The whole purpose of these modifications is to make the new Polo GTI a serious speed bump, even if most of these is purely optional.
The exact layout and materials that are to be found inside a 2018 VW Polo GTI remain to be seen. However, fully functional and adjustable seats wrapped in fine leather should come as no surprise to the lucky owners. All contact surfaces are going to be soft to the touch and well-designed. As far as cabin space goes, there should be ample legroom for the passengers as well as far more room for any baggage they might be carrying with them. Safety features are most certainly going to include ABS, proximity sensors and airbags, while the infotainment needs will be met via a multifunctional touchscreen. Of course, connectivity has not been neglected either, with USB ports, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
When it comes to the drivetrain for the 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI, there isn’t much to go on right now. Rumors talk about a turbocharged 1.2 L engine as well as a diesel version. The latter is a 1.4 L turbocharged. As for the transmission and exact fuel efficiency, the numbers still aren’t out yet. Having said that, there have been talks about an increased fuel efficiency by at least 25%, no doubt a result of a recent scandal regarding VW. There is a lot more to be said about this vehicle – more news as they come in.