It’s so well-specced that the only options are a sliding sunroof, curtain/head crash bags and rear parking radar. And anybody who wants a sunroof in the SA climate, well… And here's a thought for the autoboffins: whacking the paddles through
seven cogs is hard to keep track of and the electronic shift position
number displayed on most such cars' instrument panels is too small for
checking at a glance so why not have a satnav-type voice announce the
changes as they are made?
THE GOLF GTI'S BIG LITTLE BROTHER: Big wheels fill its wheel arches but can the Polo GTI fill the same boots as the Golf GTI? In most ways, yes it can - while saving you R80 000.
There’s also cruise control, a comprehensive audio system with MP3 functionality and six speakers, power headlight adjustment, height and reach adjustment on the leather-wrapped steering wheel with its audio and other controls.
DOESN'T DO BLOATED: The Polo GTI is more than half a metre shorter than the Golf but it has a much bigger heart...