Volkswagen Polo GTI – The manual transmission will be available shortly

The Volkswagen Polo GTI is by no means the most radical among the small sports, it is certainly the most versatile, especially with its six-speed DSG dual-clutch robotic transmission. Unfortunately, and as we have pointed out in our essay, the little German athlete lacks in character, mainly because of her gearbox, which swallows the engine. Too bad, because it is one of the few cars that have undergone an "upsizing", that is, the displacement increase compared to the previous generation. In fact, the old Polo GTI was equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Volkswagen Polo GTI 2018 test
Volkswagen Polo GTI 2018 test

But things should change soon. In Germany, the Polo GTI is now available with a six-speed manual transmission. This can reduce the bill by about 1600 euros, but also the weight, as the car loses about thirty pounds at the same time. It should be remembered that the weight was also one of the shortcomings of the DSG version. The disadvantage: With its manual transmission, the Polo GTI is less efficient, as it is announced with 142 g / km CO2 against 138 g / km for the robot box. In France, this means an environmental fine of 860 eurosst January 2019 for the manual transmission and 540 euros for the DSG version.

For the moment, the Polo GTI manual transmission is not yet available in the French catalog. However, we can imagine that it should not take long. This should make it possible to make the ticket, which is set at 29 € 090, easier. In Germany, the Volkswagen Polo GTI manual transmission is available from 23 € 350, while the DSG version is available from 24 € 925. The prices are far lower than in France, but explain themselves by the fact that German cars also have a slightly less well-equipped entry level. In addition, prices in Germany are traditionally lower.

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