2008 Volkswagen Polo GT-Rocket special edition

2008 Volkswagen Polo GT-Rocket special edition
2008 Volkswagen Polo GT-Rocket

Volkswagen finally put its Polo GT-Rocket special edition small hatchback on to assembly line. Possibly targeted at a part of the public that considers buying a Fiat 500, the new spec. ed. vehicle brings in lots of enhancements, both on the inner and outer side of the car, that make it look and feel at tad more upscale compared to a normal Polo.

Sporting a range of specification upgrades, the new VW Polo GT-Rocket will launch at impressive €16,875: a fairly high price tag for a car that has a meager 80PS 1.4-liter engine in its most affordable version.

2008 Volkswagen Polo GT-Rocket special edition (interior)

Still, for the money, you will receive a fairly hot hatch with a set of Aristo light alloy wheels, new rear spoiler and front fog lamps. Inside, there are brightly-seamed floor mats and leather steering wheel. The seat upholstery is still cloth, but it has a pair of very nice inserts that somehow remind of textile NATO straps that go with some sporty watches like, say, vintage styled version of Rolex and Tudor.
On the photo above, the gear shifter clearly hints at a manual box, but the German car manufacturer also offers an optional Tiptronic gearbox for the car.

Customers may choose among two gasoline and three diesel engines with the top of the line oil-burner delivering around 130 horsepower (something not to sneered at when it comes to such a tiny, feather light vehicle).

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