Sao Paulo - We’ve often wondered why Volkswagen has never launched a ‘warm hatch’ to plug that gap between the regular Polo range and the GTI.
Now that idea is set to become a reality, in Brazil at least, while also resurrecting a badge that is close to the hearts of many a Volkswagen fan.
Revealed at the Sao Paulo Motor Show this week, the Polo GTS Concept and its Virtus sedan counterpart are still technically concept cars, but the production models that will hit Brazilian showrooms soon should look identical to these.
Sadly the Polo GTS is not destined for South Africa at this stage - but it would certainly be a perfect fit, wouldn’t it?
Powering the GTS is a 110kW, 250Nm version of VW’s 1.4-litre TSI turbopetrol engine, making it a logical choice for those that want something beefier than the 1.0 TSI, but who are not willing to stretch the budget to buy the 2-litre GTI.