The Volkswagen Golf GTI stands as an enduring icon in the hot hatch genre. But as the Golf gets bigger, so does the GTI, and when it comes to hot hatches, bigger is not always better. That's where the Polo GTI comes in, but if even that's too big for minimalists, Volkswagen is reportedly set on putting the Up! GT into production.

Unveiled as a show car alongside the production Up! at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, the GT Up! concept pictured above incorporated 17-inch alloys to fill those little wheel wells, a new front end with wider grille, bigger brake ducts and integrated LED accents, as well as a diffuser, spoiler and twin exhaust pipes installed around back.

According to PistonHeads, the production Up! GT is tipped to get a three-cylinder turbo driving around 110 horsepower through a six-speed gearbox to the front wheels. That may be less than the 133 hp packaged by the Renaultsport Twingo, but could prove a feisty pocket rocket in its own right.


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      Aaron
      • 3 Years Ago
      And the USA gets more beige.
      ROB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just bring in the Polo and offer the 1.6 TDI (105hp/185ft lbs torque) or the 1.4t (122hp/146ft lbs torque). Polo GTI 1.4 twin charger (180hp..not sure on the torque)
      Nathan Carl Lewis
      • 3 Years Ago
      For the love of Leal, please bring this to the US... Oh whats that VW? You wont? Oh well F**K me...
        rstonnerdd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nathan Carl Lewis
        If you have sex in the back of this car, would that be a F**K UP!?
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      is this thing an A Segment car? Like the Fiat 500, Smart ForTwo, and Toyota iQ?
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bring the TDI here, please....
      thedriveatfive
      • 3 Years Ago
      Make the GT Up! Yours!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @thedriveatfive
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      buckhorn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another nail in the Fiat 500 coffin.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        ChrisTT
        • 3 Years Ago
        Pray tell, who would buy this in the US?
          tump
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ChrisTT
          The country of California.
          jrwgti17
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ChrisTT
          if it was offered at a reasonable price I would consider it thats for sure. if it was good it would be a buy
          Dayv
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ChrisTT
          @myself: Er, A1, not A3
      Andre Lavoie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why not just downsize the Golf?
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Lavoie
        they already have the polo which is exactly that.
      Jerry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh goodie...
      • 3 Years Ago
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