Volkswagen is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Polo GTI with a limited edition

Volkswagen is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Polo GTI with a limited edition

On the occasion of the Polo GTI’s 25th anniversary, Volkswagen is releasing its city car in a limited series called Edition 25. This special edition is available in 2,500 copies, including 207 in France. It will be available in France from the summer for a price of around €36,000.


Vincent Foultier

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Volkswagen is launching a limited edition of 207 copies of its French Polo GTI.


With the decline in recent years, the segment of sports city cars can rely on the Volkswagen Polo GTI to exist. But for how long? The German manufacturer has launched what could be the last mini-series of its bombinette, before the transition to all electric possibly under the name ID.2. Called Polo GTI Edition 25, this special series celebrates the 25th anniversary of the model, which first appeared in 1998 in the third generation. It will be made in hours 2,500 copies of which only 207 are preserved in France. The number that does power reference four-cylinder 2.0 TSI. The 25th edition of the Polo GTI will be available in France from autumn 2023. As with many other Polo versions, the special series will be produced at the Kariega plant in South Africa (the rest are made in Spain). Its price is €35,205 for the German market. According to our information, the price in France will be around €36,000. That’s almost €8,000 more than one of its main competitors, the Hyundai i20 N.

Special design and increased equipment

This new limited series costs around €2,500 more than the standard GTI version, sold since 2021. It justifies this increase with its distinctive design as well as many red accents on the brake calipers and decorative pieces. The grille has a honeycomb pattern. Number 25 takes place on the underside of the car. The rear shows chrome exhaust tips. Inside, this 25th Edition Polo GTI features black and red perforated leather sports seats with the GTI logo emblazoned on the top of the front seat backs. Infotainment system Ready2Discover it is standard and has an 8-inch central touchscreen. A reminder of the limited edition of 2,500 copies is visible on the door edges and text. “One of 2500”. Number 25 is placed on the central spoke of the steering wheel.

The sporty city car features unique accessories such as 18-inch gloss black Adelaide alloy wheels, black roof and exterior mirrors, and even IQ.Light LED matrix headlights. Six colors are available in the range: Pure White, Metallic King Red, Metallic Reef Blue, Ash Grey, Ascot Gray and Intense Black. A version intended to benefit France in addition sunroof, reversing camera, Sport Plus Pack including electronically adjustable shock absorption system, Driving Assistance Package with Park Assist system, eye detection and passenger recognition system, spare wheel and charger call to enter.

Unique chassis configuration

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The 25th edition of the Polo GTI benefits from specific chassis tuning.

The 25th edition of the Polo GTI benefits from specific chassis tuning.


The 25th edition of the Polo GTI also features a The height of the ride is reduced by 15 mm. The model also features an XDS electronic differential lock, providing better towing capacity and better handling. Nothing changes in terms of performance. Engine torque stands at 320 Nm and 0 to 100 km/h is still hit in 6.5 seconds. Top speed is stuck at 240 km/h.

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