Volkswagen Polo GTI Edition 25: a quarter of a century for the hot-hatchback par excellence

There is few hot-hatchbacks with so much history like the Volkswagen Polo GTI. It has been on the market uninterruptedly for a quarter of a century, always following in the footsteps of its older brother, the Golf GTI. And precisely now it’s time to celebrate that 25-year milestone with a special edition that wants to live up to it. It has been called Volkswagen Polo GTI Edition 25 and it has practically all the equipment available in the model, in addition to some specific details to make its exclusivity clear.

So much so that Only 2,500 units will be made of the model, which will go on sale this summer. It is announced from a price of 35,205 euros in Germany, a rate that could vary in our country and is high due to its exceptional nature. It draws on that tradition that began with the Polo GT in 1979 and that increased with the arrival of the GTI version in 1998. Of that first copy, only 3,000 units were made, which sold out quickly, although the truth is that it has little to do with the current one beyond being a limited copy.

Sitting on the MQB platform, the current Volkswagen Polo GTI has the 2.0 TSI four-cylinder gasoline engine. It reaches the 207 HP and 320 Nm of torque, always with front-wheel drive and a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. With it it achieves interesting features, such as acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. In the Edition 25, the sports suspension comes standard with special adjustments to lower its height by 15 mm and also the XDS electronic self-locking differential to improve their capabilities.

Between specific equipment On this model you can see black details such as the 18-inch Adelaide wheels, the roof or the mirrors. Also some red accents such as the decorative strips or the brake calipers. There is no lack of the own design of the grille grille or the chrome exhaust outlets. In the cabin it continues with the sports seats with leather upholstery in those two previously mentioned colors, in addition to some decorative moldings and the numbered plate.

The sports steering wheel bears the “25” logo and bears standard on virtually all systems available in the model. This means that the Volkswagen Polo GTI Edition 25 has the Matrix LED IQ.Light headlights, the IQ.Drive assistance package with Travel Assist or the Ready2Discover multimedia system with an 8-inch screen. It is one of the few things that can be improved, since two others are optionally available.

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