Volkswagen planning a 178-hp Polo GTI

All of you Volkswagen Golf GTI fans are going to love this – well at least if you’re a Golf GTI fan that lives in the UK. According to AutoExpress, Volkswagen is planning the wildest, fastest and sportiest version of the Volkswagen Polo when it makes it debut in 2009.

The Volkswagen Polo GTI will make its debut shortly after the next-generation Polo makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009. It will get all the visual aggressiveness of the Golf GTI with a black grille highlighted in red and GTI badging and big air intakes.

Power is expected to come from a 1.4L supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder TSI. That will be good for 178-hp with maximum torque of 184 lb-ft allowing for a 0 to 60 mph time of 7 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph.

Unfortunately, it is highly-unlikely we’ll ever see the Polo GTI on the stateside but with the way that consumers are shifting to smaller cars – never say never. Not to mention Volkswagen is considering the Polo for the U.S.

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI:


Source: AutoExpress