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Volkswagen Polo GTI (2018-) review

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  • Small
  • Available new
  • Petrol
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Volkswagen has offered a ‘hot’ high-performance version of its Polo small hatchback since the 1990s. Fast forward 30 years and this latest iteration, badged GTI, continues the theme with greater tech, including a twin-clutch automatic transmission. But with nearly all brands in the UK offering their own performance hatchbacks, the dinky Polo will have to be good to stand out. Find out how it fared in our independent assessment in our Volkswagen Polo GTI review.

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