The 2022 Volkswagen Polo is arriving in Mzansi with updated styling and more power under the hood, for the GTI variant. The German automaker recently unveiled the specification details of this facelifted version of its popular sixth-generation Polo supermini without spilling the beans on pricing – until now.
Under the hood, the 2022 VW Polo GTI is sure to impress sporty drivers. It has a 2.0-litre turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine producing 147kW of power. Sadly, you can’t have a manual since it only comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, helping it propel from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5-seconds, quite impressive for what is a small, practical, and fuel-efficient small hatchback.
Elsewhere, there’s the Polo and Polo Life with a 1.0-litre TSI engine good for 70kW. There’s also a DSG variant of the Polo Life which produces 85kW. Meanwhile, the Polo R-Line which brings a plethora of tech to the fold; the bumpers are distinguished from all other Polo versions by their striking R design. Standard features include the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors, lumbar support for the driver and front passenger as well as a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles.
The new Polo 70kW and GTI derivatives will retail from Volkswagen dealers in January 2022. The Polo 85kW derivatives will be available from March 2022.
Model line-up and pricing
Polo 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual R311 800
Polo Life 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual R350 000
Polo GTI 2.0 TSI 147kW DSG® R489 400
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