Volkswagen puts a price on the VW Polo BlueGTFri, 19 Oct 2012
The Volkswagen Polo Blue GT – a warmed over Polo – will cost from £17,400 for the 1.4-litre 138bhp 6 spd manual.
The Polo Blue GT gets the 1.4 TFSI engine with 138bhp so the little Polo can row along well enough, but it also get cylinder deactivation for when you’re not blatting from traffic light to traffic light to endow the Blue GT with official average economy of 60.1mpg (or 62.7mpg if you opt for the DSG ‘box).
When you’re not worried about being parsimonious with your fuel the Polo GT skips along to 62mph in 7.9 seconds and handles well enough thanks to the Polo’s already decent setup and a 15mm lower suspension.
VW UK has now decided that the Polo Blue GT will cost from £17,400 for the 3-door 1.4-litre 138bhp 6 spd manual, rising to £19,365 for the 5-door with the DSG ‘box, and all models get a set of 17″ alloys with the rear spoiler and front bumper from the Polo GTI (to make it look quick) and side sills and front windscreen rain channels from the Polo BlueMotion (to make it eco).
Not quite an eco Polo and not quite a performance Polo, the Polo BlueGT probably fills a niche we didn’t know existed.
VW Polo BlueGT Photos >>
By Cars UK