Following its freshening for the 2014 Paris Motor Show, we're even more stuck on that statement, as VW has upgraded the diminutive hatch's 1.8-liter, twin-charged four-cylinder for 2015. It now produces 189 horsepower, allowing it to hit 60 miles per hour in just 6.7 seconds, or right in the thick of the sub-compact, hot hatch masses.
Adding to the appeal is the inclusion of a new-for-2015 six-speed manual. Yep, for reasons we can't comprehend, until this year, Volkswagen only offered the current generation of the Polo GTI with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. That two-pedal setup will remain, but we're pretty chuffed for our European friends by the arrival of a proper, DIY option for this VW.
Head up top for our gallery of live images of the new Polo GTI from the floor of the 2014 Paris Motor Show.