In principle, there remains a Polo, although a 15 mm lowered. Good thing that it meanwhile has approached by many errors and confusions the big brother in the design. This simplifies the image takeover. The splendor of the three letters remains unbroken, even though there are meanwhile heavier cars. However, the motorization has increased, what the acceleration has improved to a certain extent and the top speed significantly.
Now there fits underneath a power train with 110 kW (150 hp) to 147 kW (200 hp) in the Golf. With 7.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h this should be only one second better and with 235 km/h only 20 km/h faster. For this, the smaller of both uses slightly less fuel (0.3 l/100 km). A bit more painful is that it forfeits one quarter the maximum torque.
Wild one must not deal with it in order to realize pleasant performance. After all, the turbocharger in the 1.8 liter engine provides for enough thrust already well below 2000 rpm. The charging were already there at the time of the G 40, but as spiral supercharger at the 1.3-liter engine. For two years, it was then a high-revving 16-valve engine with 1.6 liters of displacement and again over two years was there a creative break.
So the present should be still the most solid powerhouse. This is complemented by the strong at the current Golf GTI reminding front end. If one will be confounded at the forthcoming overhaul, the better. Double tube exhaust and rear spoiler round out the package. Dual exhaust andrear spoiler complete the total package. Of course, one may not forget the interior with the special seats and many other eye-catching small things from the belts via the steering wheel to the center console. 04/10