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  1. Polo
    hi all, new member here. I've had my polo gti+ for just over a year now and i am thinking of doing some modifications to the engine. just wanted to know if anyone has modded their polo and what mods have been done? only thing I've changed so far is the air filter, swapped it for a racingline...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Our personal biases frequently lead us to condemn any number of advanced automotive technologies. That’s partly because we’re dinosaurs who fetishize vintage automobiles that, in reality, are actually far worse than we like to pretend. But it’s also because most modern-day tech sucks harder than...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    What happens when an Up! GTI, a Polo GTI, a Golf GTI, and a Golf GTI Clubsport S go head to head? This may seem like a foregone conclusion.  The biggest one, making the most horsepower--the Clubsport S--should always win. But if you have a DSG going up against someone with bad reaction times in...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen Motorsports will end its involvement in popular feeder series Formula 3 in 2018 to focus instead on rallying and touring car racing. The announcement marks the end of an era in which numerous German drivers rose to the highest ranks of motorsport via VW. Between 1982 and 1991, all...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    VW's Polo GTI World Rallycross racer has now started testing. The car, still wrapped in camouflage, was spotted testing in Mettet, Belgium. The track is host to a World Rallycross Championship event in May. It's a revised version of the Polo that won the title for the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Before you and your team of semi-professional rally mechanics take to the woods to inevitably win the WRC2 championship in your Polo GTI R5, Volkswagen Motorsport had to shake it down to make sure it was ready for competition. We’ve been hearing over the past couple of weeks just how well...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    The result of VW’s latterly abandoned WRC racer, the Polo GTI R5 customer race car has successfully completed its first tests in Fortjohn… Fontjonk… Fontjoncouse, France. “A successful first test is a good sign and great motivation,” said Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport Director. “After the...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    For the first time ever, American rallycross fans will be able to see the FIA World Rallycross Championship at home, as the series has announced that next year’s calendar will include a race at the Circuit of the Americas. For years, the closest American fan could get to seeing the European...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    For the first time ever, Volkswagen will have three GTIs in its lineup. The Golf—which started the trend—the Up!—which launched at Wörthersee this summer—and now the latest iteration of the Polo GTI. With about 200 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque, the middle GTI now has about 10 more hp than its...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    With the next Polo set to make its public debut tomorrow, we thought it a good time to take a look back at the history of the little supermini. First built in 1975, the Polo was initially a rebadged Audi 50. Despite coming six months after the Audi, the VW was the more successful of the two...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Up! GTI just became the latest hatchback to join the proud tradition of performance at Volkswagen, but for the foreseeable future, it will be the last. That’s according to a report from England’s Autocar  that quotes brand boss Herbert Diess as saying that the brand is satisfied with the...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 Gen 3 engine. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    New range-topping Polo GTI launches with 1.8-litre turbocharged 192 PS engine Available with choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox Polo takes GTI design cues from larger Golf sibling; high-tech infotainment system Available to order now with first UK deliveries due March 2015...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Board of Management Chairman Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn and General Works Council Chairman Bernd Osterloh thank employees for their great dedication Group expects vehicle deliveries to exceed 10 million – four years earlier than planned More than 830,000 cars produced at Wolfsburg – 30,000...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Fourth generation compact GTI 236 km/h Polo GTI* only uses 5.6 l / 100 km with DSG  New Polo GTI features 192 PS TSI and optional Sport Select suspension Latest version of the Polo GTI offered with manual gearbox and DSG Ten key facts about the new Polo GTI*: 1. With an 1.8 litre TSI engine...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    The automotive grass is always greener in Europe, isn't it?  We can now add the new Polo GTI to the list of lustworthy transportation that the North American market won't get, which is a shame, because it looks like a segment leader. The Polo GTI is powered by a 1.8 TFSI producing roughly...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    VW's new version of the Polo GTI is debuting this week at the Paris Auto Show. Now powered by the EA888 1.8l turbo with 192hp, the new Polo has lots of potential. No plans to offer it here at this stage, although Volkswagen of America is watching the sub-compact category carefully. The full...
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