Polo GTI hits the sweet spot

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The new VW Polo GTI: its 200hp power output is almost double that of the original Golf GTI

The latest generation of Polo offers an enjoyable everyday driving experience with extra throttle, writes Dave Humphreys

For those of a particular vintage, you may remember a time when the Volkswagen Golf GTI was the car to have. The original, first launched in the mid-1970s, was something of a veritable rocket ship at the time, cracking the 100km/h mark in 9.2 seconds with a four-speed manual that had you shifting gears just to hear that 1.6-litre engine sing.

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