Volkswagen has recently denied rumors on the possibility of introducing an R version of the recently introduced Polo facelift.
Despite initial rumors were saying that the German based automaker will be offering an R variant of the facelifted Polo, a new report is indicating that the company has no plans of putting such a model into production. According the quoting Heinz-Jakob Neusser, the VW head of powertrain development, the carmaker is analyzing the development of new R models but the Polo will not be one of them so a Polo R has no chance of hitting the production line.
This basically means that the Volkswagen Polo GTI will be kept as a top of the line model as this is coming with a 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine, which is delivering a total output of 192 HP (141 kW) and it has a peak torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). The unit can be connected to a 6-speed manual or to a 7-speed DSG. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the Polo GTI needs 6.7 seconds, no matter what transmission is being chosen, and top speed stands at 236 km/h (148 mph). Prices for the model start at 22,275 euros, on its local market.