New VW Polo GTI - it would be competition for a roadgoing MG3 Trophy!

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    New VW Polo GTI - it would be competition for a roadgoing MG3 Trophy!

    Post by patpending on Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:35 am

    There are very few models in MG3's class with over 105PS, but the new Polo GTI has a 1.8 turbo with 192PS, [old one had 1.4 with turbo and compressor, 180PS], 0-62 in 6.7s, costing at least £18k (though VW's options policy will soon drive that up!) Wink

    This would be an ideal model for a road-going MG3 Trophy to be pitched against.

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    Re: New VW Polo GTI - it would be competition for a roadgoing MG3 Trophy!

    Post by rantell on Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:05 am

    what about the ford fiesta ST, Peugeot 208 gti, Renault Clio Renault Sport and the MINI cooper S
    They all have 200bhp or there about and are in the same segment
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    Re: New VW Polo GTI - it would be competition for a roadgoing MG3 Trophy!

    Post by patpending on Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:18 pm

    rantell wrote:what about the ford fiesta ST, Peugeot 208 gti, Renault Clio Renault Sport and the MINI cooper S
    They all have 200bhp or there about and are in the same segment
    Yes, lots of superminis but there aren't many models in the MG3's sector with more than 105PS. Above all, the Polo GTI has a tiny proportion of Polo sales and I couldn't say I had ever seen any of those or any of the others you mention with the potential exception of the Mini - aren't some of them only three-door models?

    It's no longer a big sales area. The successful saleswoman who would once have wanted a 205 GTi now gets an SUV.

    However, that tells us that some manufacturers think there is money to be made in the pocket rocket turbo model.

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