The all-new Volkswagen Polo GTI has hit the market around the world – including Australia. So how does its performance compare to that of rivals?
On paper, the two light hatches are closely matched. The Clio makes 162kW/280Nm from its 1.6-litre turbo, and claims to hit 100km/h from a standstill in 6.6 seconds. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen makes 147kW/320Nm from its larger 2.0-litre turbo, claiming a 0-100 dash in 6.7 seconds.
It's also worth noting that the Polo is around 100kg heavier than its French equivalent.
Who wins? Check out the clip below: