It’s mad to think that the Polo GTi was first released way back in 1998 on the 3rd generation Polo. At the time I was a puppy, just 20 years old, and I thought that version of the Polo was a constellation prize to the mighty Golf GTi. That first incarnation was never seen in SA though, the first one we got was in the shape of the 4th generation Polo, and it was something I thought was rather tasty. It had the right look, the right spec, the right power and the right price tag, and I wanted one. I was 28 then and I was working as a slave for slave wages and I couldn’t scrounge the cash together to get one. A good mate was the first to properly modify one in SA, and when he dies a few years later the car came up for sale and I wanted it with a sore heart, but it was the one that got away. Since then, the Polo range has been getting bigger and better and faster, and more expensive so I never managed to get my hands on one. I’m clearly not alone as the Polo is a very popular car, and it’s started reaching cool milestones like the Golf has. Now, 25 years after the introduction of the GTi badge on these small hot hatches, Volkswagen has released a special edition and the people in charge of naming these things pulled out all the stops when it came to the name. After a few board meetings, the powers that be decided on the official name of the Polo GTI Edition 25. Whoever came up with that name deserves a raise. As expected there will be a few things on this car that are different to the regular version so that you know what you’re looking at is in fact a special edition car.
Take a look at the YouTube video showing off a new limited-edition Volkswagen Polo GTi built to celebrate the day a GTi badge was first put on a Polo hatchback - which happened way back in 1998. Is this new 25 Year commemorative model worth of being praised like the limited edition Golf GTi models are? That remains to be seen, but what we think is the best part of this new car is that it's being produced right here in Volkswagen's expansive manufacturing plant in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth): NEW TS X: VW Polo GTI 25 years | Volkswagen News
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