Volkswagen added Polo sedan sports versionNovember 7, 2018
The Brazilian division of the Volkswagen group presented at the São Paulo Motor Show two compact sports cars of the GTS: the sixth generation Polo hatchback and its version with a sedan called Virtus.
Externally, the Polo GTS almost completely repeats the Polo GTI for the European market. The entire outer body kit is identical down to the smallest detail: the front bumper with a decorative grille in the entire width of the front end, the rear bumper with a notch under the dual exhaust pipe, decorative door sills, radiator grille with a red stripe.
Even the LED headlights with the red line inside are also borrowed from the European Polo GTI (although the usual Brazilian Polo is equipped with simplified halogen headlights). 18-inch alloy wheels with a tricky pattern also echo the European hot hatch. The Virtus Sedan is equipped in the same way – adjusted for an extended wheelbase and an extended tailgate.
Technically, both cars are much more modest than the “European” with a 200-hp 2.0 TSI engine. Under the hood of the Brazilian Polo GTS and Virtus GTS – a 1.4 turbo engine with 150 horsepower. However, this is a noticeable increase in power compared to conventional Polo and Virtus. Until now, the top for them were three-cylinder 1.0 TSI turbo engines with a capacity of 116 or 128 horsepower (depending on fuel, gasoline or ethanol). Base engines are much more modest: this is a three-cylinder aspirated 1.0 MPI for the hatchback (75 or 84 forces) and a 1.6 MPI engine (110 or 117 forces) for the sedan.
Although both cars were exhibited at the motor show in the rank of concepts – there were signs of “GTS Concept” on the bumpers – it is already known that they will soon become serial ones. True, their dynamic characteristics do not yet reveal. It is already known that the Polo GTS and Virtus GTS will go on sale next year, but it is not yet known when exactly it will be.
A similar hot version should appear on the European market – such a Polo will be equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 150 horsepower. This option should close the gap between the 200-horsepower Polo GTI and the machines with the most powerful 115-horsepower version of the 1.0 TSI engine.