Volkswagen celebrates 25 years of the Polo GTI with the limited-edition 2023 Polo GTI Edition 25.
The Polo GTI Edition 25 is equipped with a powerful two-litre TSI engine, delivering 152 kW (207 PS) and 320 Nm of torque.
Specially tuned sports suspension and electronic differential lock XDS ensure excellent driving dynamics and precise handling.
The Polo GTI Edition 25 features exclusive design elements, including red brake calipers, trim strips, and a honeycomb radiator grille.
It comes with 18-inch Adelaide alloy wheels in Black Glossy, a black roof, and black exterior mirrors, enhancing its sporty look.
The interior boasts premium sport seats in perforated black-red leather with stitched GTI logos and glossy black decorative trim.
IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights with Dynamic Light Assist and LED daytime running lights provide optimal illumination.
The Polo GTI Edition 25 offers advanced technologies like a multifunction sports steering wheel, Infotainment system Ready2Discover, and optional Travel Assist for partly automated driving.
The Polo GTI has a rich history, with the GT variant introduced in 1979 and the GTI badge added in 1998.
The Polo GTI Edition 25 is proudly manufactured in South Africa, where Volkswagen's largest car plant on the African continent is located.
Marking a significant milestone in the history of the Polo GTI, Volkswagen proudly presents the limited-edition 2023 Polo GTI Edition 25. With a legacy that dates back to 1998 when the Polo first embraced the iconic GTI badge, this sporty compact car has continuously captured the hearts of driving enthusiasts worldwide. Now, a quarter of a century later, Volkswagen pays tribute to this enduring legacy with a remarkable anniversary model. Packed with a powerful engine, enhanced handling, and a host of exclusive features, the Polo GTI Edition 25 exemplifies the epitome of performance and style. Let’s delve into the impressive attributes that make this vehicle truly special.
Performance and Vehicle Handling:
Powered by a robust two-litre TSI engine, the Polo GTI Edition 25 boasts an impressive output of 152 kW (207 PS) and a torque of 320 Nm. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds, this front-wheel-drive powerhouse sets new standards for exhilarating performance.
Equipped with a specially tuned sports suspension and the electronic differential lock XDS, the Polo GTI Edition 25 delivers outstanding driving dynamics, improved traction, and precise handling, embodying the essence of GTI models.
Exclusive Anniversary Equipment:
The Polo GTI Edition 25 visually expresses its exceptional position with iconic GTI design elements, including red brake calipers, trim strips, and a striking honeycomb design on the radiator grille.
Further accentuating its sporty appeal, this special model boasts exclusive features such as 18-inch Black Glossy Adelaide alloy wheels, a sleek black roof, and black exterior mirrors.
Inside, the Polo GTI Edition 25 treats occupants to premium sport seats adorned in perforated black-red leather with stitched GTI logos. Glossy black decorative trim, complemented by red GTI lettering, adds a touch of sophistication.
As a testament to its exclusivity, each vehicle proudly displays the “One of 2500” logo on the sill panel trim, reinforcing the fact that this model is part of a limited edition. Available in GTI colors Pure White, Kings Red Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic, Smoke Grey Metallic, and Deep Black Pearl Effect, the Polo GTI Edition 25 offers the choice of Ascot Grey as well.
Equipped with IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights featuring Dynamic Light Assist and LED daytime running lights, the Polo GTI Edition 25 ensures optimal illumination for a safe and enjoyable driving experience.
The multifunction sports steering wheel, wrapped in leather and adorned with the distinguished “25” logo, enhances both comfort and control. Additionally, the vehicle offers a range of advanced assist systems, including the optional Travel Assist, which enables partly automated driving.
The intuitive arrangement of instruments and the high-resolution, 8-inch display of the standard Infotainment system Ready2Discover ensure seamless connectivity and easy access to essential information. Optional upgrades are also available for enhanced entertainment and convenience.
A Legacy of Excellence:
The Polo GTI lineage traces its roots back to 1979 when the GT variant of the initial Polo product line made a significant impact. However, it wasn’t until 1998, during the third generation of the Polo, that this iconic vehicle proudly embraced the GTI moniker.
Over the years, Volkswagen has continued to refine and innovate the Polo GTI, captivating enthusiasts worldwide. Each iteration, from the Cup Edition in 2006 to the sixth-generation model in 2021, has pushed the boundaries of performance, design, and technological advancement.
As a testament to its global appeal, the Polo GTI Edition 25 is proudly manufactured in Kariega, South Africa, where Volkswagen’s largest car plant on the African continent is located. This holds special significance, as South Africa has a rich tradition with the Polo GTI, making it a source of pride for the dedicated team behind its production.