VW Polo GTI, Golf R and Scirocco R at the SMMT Test Day 2010
Visitors of SMMT Test Day at Millbrook on Thursday will have the opportunity to check VW Scirocco R and Golf R models. The new Polo GTI will also be available, it is set to come to the UK later this year.
Top-of-range Polo is GTI model. It is powered by twin-charged 1.4-litre TSI engine developing 180 PS with amazing fuel consumption – 47 mpg on the combined cycle and emitting just 139 g/km of CO2. The engine is combined with seven-speed, twin-clutch DSG gearbox that channels drive through the front axle. There is a lot of aesthetic changes to the exterior as well as the interior of Polo GTI. It becomes perfect "little brother" to the successful Golf GTI.
Volkswagen Polo GTI is now available to order in the UK and the first deliveries are expected to take place in July. The three-door model costs £18 275 (RRP OTR) with a £600 premium for the five-door version.
Volkswagen Scirocco R is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine which has been modified to produce 265 PS and 258 lbs ft of torque – a rise of 55 PS and 51 lbs ft over the previous range-topping Scirocco, the 2.0-litre TSI model.
Scirocco R includes a new front differential lock, braking system, gearbox, spring and damper rates and revised styling both inside and out help the new R model to be not only the fastest Scirocco ever produced but also the most responsive.
The Golf R model is the powerful and fastest in its family, which is ever produced. Following the Mk IV and Mk V Golf R32 models, the Golf R is equipped with a 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder engine developing 270 PS and a new four-wheel drive system.
The new Golf R features a revised engine, four-wheel drive system, springs, dampers, anti-roll bars and braking system as well as modified traction control, exhaust system, body styling including new bumpers, front and rear lights, sill extensions, wheels and mirrors.
As far as exciting Volkswagen people are concerned, Paul, Nicki, Angus and Kate will complete the performance-led line up and look forward to welcoming visitors to the stand.