Hello , this is the brand new Polo G T I .
And let's get straight to the good news because it is now built in South Africa .
The new Polo is cheaper than the old polo , right ?
So , I suppose this is the part where I take it for a drive .
Let me take you through this new Polo G T I two liter engine 147 kilowatts , 320 Newton meters of torque .
Now , that compares fairly well to its big brother , the golf G T I which has 1 69 and three 50 and it is a little bit lighter than a golf G T I .
Not by as much as you would think , but only about 40 to 50 kg .
In fact , with a 0 to 100 time of 6.6 seconds , the Polo G T I is only 0.2 of a second slower than the golf G T I which makes this quite a quick little car and to help you through the corners , Volkswagen have come up with something called an X DS differential .
Now it's not a mechanical differential , but what it does is when you're cornering and the inside wheel is starting to lift and lose a little bit of traction .
It transfers the torque and power to the outside wheel , which has got all the grip at that point .
And that means that this car has tons of mechanical grip .
And if things aren't stiff enough for you for an extra 5000 rand , you get active damper control .
So , pushing this little button here , we put it in sport mode and everything stiffens up and you can really feel it .
That is a properly worthwhile extra .
That , oh , there we go .
Let's start with the key .
Now , unfortunately , it doesn't say G T I on it , which I think is a little bit of a pity .
It does have a traditional flip up key though , but it doesn't actually go anywhere because this is keyless and the start button is down here next to the gear knob .
Now , the first thing you might notice in the interior is the beautiful red Facia on the dash .
You get to pick the color if you want .
But if you want a red area paint , you can't have a red Facia , which seems a little strange , keen eyed viewers also might notice that Volkswagen have gone back to a volume knob up here on the navigation system .
I way prefer that to the fiddly sort of touch buttons .
The steering wheel is a real highlight , beautiful red stitching with a G T I logo down here and looking through the steering wheel at the active info display , which keep in mind is a 9000 optional extra that looks particularly good .
The software , the look and feel is actually unique to the Polo G T I .
Now Volkswagen have thrown in a couple of standard features , but keep in mind , you will have to pay for some nice things like the sun roof for instance , which is about 10,000 rand , but they have thrown in some curtain airbags which go all the way to the rear passengers and two USB ports .
Very generous .
Now , the next question we have to answer .
Does it put apart ?
Yeah , that kind of was a I think , try again .
5000 R PM .
5.5 turned up .
Uh It's more of a mm yeah , it's more of a a but , but let me take you a little bit more through how this car handles .
So we spoke about that trick diff earlier the fact that it can handle one G through the corners and here we are turn to at Kalani all the way down to second gear .
Let's nail the throttle on the exit deals with the atmosphere really well .
Run the car out wide .
That's very good .
You can get on the throttle early , just stay on down to the sweeping turn three a bit bumpy through there .
Run the car out wide .
This car is very easy to place the nose is very easy to place .
And let's try the lift off over here , here through the double apex , turn four , lift off .
Oh , that's good .
Very progressive .
You can catch that really nicely .
Doesn't sort of surprise you .
It doesn't try to bite you .
This is a fun little car .
Oh , I'm enjoying this , ah , changed for me .
I didn't ask you to change Polo stop it .
I'm driving here as fun as this car is .
It still feels like Volkswagen is playing it safe with the Polo G T I .
We think this chassis could handle quite a bit more power and that Volkswagen may have left space in the lineup for a hotter Polo .
He's hoping for a polo club sport .
Come on Volkswagen .
You know , you want to .
Now , of course , it's always amazing to drive a super car , a mclaren like we drove recently or a Porsche or Ferrari .
They're incredible .
They're always going to be incredible .
But the reality is that those cars are so competent .
They offer so much grip that to take it to the limit , to take it to the edge of its capabilities is almost insane .
You can't do it on public roads , that's for sure .
And when you do get to the edge of its limits , you're going to be doing about 280 kilometers an hour at which point you will have a massive accident and almost certainly die .
Whereas when you get in a car like a Polo G T I , you can just dance around its limits .
You can take it to the edge of what it can do really safely actually , especially in an environment like this .
And that's where you really enjoy a car .
That's where you really enjoy driving .
And that's what this car should be all about .
It should be about having fun and I'm so happy to report that it is .
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