The diminutive hatch is a feisty little thing, mostly thanks to its Golf GTi-style aesthetic changes. Its grille, alloys and shiny red brake callipers are all borrowed from the Polo's bigger brother.
The interior has been given a similar GTi treatment - it's all pronounced stitching, leather and tartan in there. The Polo also comes with aluminium and black gloss highlights, as well as a flat bottomed steering wheel (a VW group performance standard kit item).
We already knew it'll be powered by the VW's tried and tested 1.4-litre TSI engine and tuned to 180bhp. It will also come with the Golf GTI's XDS diff to make sure the handling is a sharp as possible.
The Polo GTi will hit UK showrooms in the Summer, priced at around £18,000.