Thursday, February 18, 2010

The new Volkswagen Polo GTI 2010 - most people don't need more car than this

Volkswagen will present its brand new Volkswagen Polo GTI at the coming Geneva Auto Show. I have talked about the Polo before and summarized that it's so much better than the daily drivers we had in the past while consuming minimal amounts of gasoline. Now, the new GTI is different. It's really fast, going from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 secs and reaching a top speed of 229 km/h. And all of this with a fuel consumption of exactly 6 liters/100 km, pushing 139 gr CO2 into the atmosphere. Wow! This is the performance of good going sportscar in the 80ies while offering space for five people (with some compromises) and being almost a blessing for our earth. And it comes with all the goodies that you would expect and is as safe as you can get today.


lupoch said...

As the different series are moving upward, the current Golf is as big and comfy as a Passat of a decade ago. To my eyes the Polo GTI is the real successor to the original Golf GTI.
And VW needs urgently something below the Polo to re-enter the "old Polo segment" after the demise of the Lupo (this will be the "Up", due in 2011)

Bruno von Rotz said...

I fully agree with all that is said. The Polo clearly is the successor of the older GTIs. And it's a lot more comfortable (i.e. noise) than its predecessors.