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VM Polo GTISleek and sexy, this VW Polo capitalizes on the small-car craze but with a very powerful motor inside.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> It wasn't too many years ago American's basically scratched their heads at little European cars and we felt bad for them, all the maculated driving these little tiny things because of their high fuel prices, and high road taxes, and little skinny streets but not the case anymore because every car maker worth a dam is now focusing on the little cars, or going out of business. Here's a little car that needs no introduction. Once I point to that badge. It's a VW Polo GTI. The Polo is their little car below the Golf that we know if the US as their supposed little car. This guy is much more compact, great looking vehicle in its latest generation but the GTI story is really what matters here. Starts off with a very interesting motor. They call it the twin charger architecture. It has both a turbo and a blower bolted onto it. That's because those 2 kinds of forced induction kind of shine in different parts of the power van and when you're dealing with only a 1.4 liter in-line 4 you better make sure everything shines and they do, they're getting 174 horsepower out of this guy and 180 some odd foot pounds of torque and this thing only weights 2600 pounds. That equates to 0-60 in under 7 seconds and 47 miles per gallon without being a hybrid or a diesel. You got GTI cues all around this thing from these kind of I don't know not so attractive Quisinart blade wheels to the vintage Sara Font GTI badge but most importantly and thank God they did this that great retro GTI plaid upholstery, love that. Now this Polo GTI goes on sale this summer of 2010 but as I mentioned not in America because now they're laughing at us. [ Music ]