Volkswagen R GmbH working on 210-hp Polo R hatchback

2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI

Sources have revealed that Volkswagen’s new R GmbH department, which will be responsible for sporty exclusive models from V-dubs in the future, is working on an R version of the Polo hatchback for 2012.

Insiders say that the Volkswagen Polo R is expected to be powered by a 1.6L turbocharged engine making around 210-hp. However, unlike the Golf R, the Polo R will not be four-wheel-drive as the Polo’s PQ25 platform can only accommodate front-wheel-drive.

Basically, you can think of it as a smaller Volkswagen GTI – which has us excited – until we remember that Volkswagen most likely won’t bring the Polo R to the United States.

2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI:

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar