Volkswagen Polo GTI officially revealed before its Geneva debut |

After much speculation and rumors, Volkswagen decided to reveal the high performance variant of its compact hatchback, the Polo GTI.

The new car will share a lot of things with the Seat Ibiza Cupra, including the 1.4-liter turbo and supercharged four-cylinder engine, capable of 177 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque. This power will be sent by the seven-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox through an XDS differential to the wheels. 0 to 62 mph is achieved in 6.9 seconds, and the pocket rocket can go up to 163 mph.

In terms of style, you can clearly see the influence from the bigger Golf GTI, especially in terms of body kit and aggressive touches. The interior also received a sportier tone, complete with the three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel.

No price has been revealed for Europe, and it’s not that likely this hot hatch will make it to North America anytime soon. Europeans however will get a chance to see it at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Diesel fans, at least according to other rumors, might wait a bit for a GTD performance model.

Source: Volkswagen

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