Its 5 valve per cylinder, 1.8 1.8 liter 20 valve turbocharged inline-4 engine is fitted to a 5 speed manual gearbox. This concept is used mainly in most Volkswagen and Audi cars. Sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds, the car comes standard producing 150 horsepower at 5,800rpm and a 220Nm of torque peaking at a low 1,950rpm.

Like most continental cars, the Polo GTI comes equipped with safety accessories like ESP Stability Control, TCS Traction Control, EDL ( Electronic Differential Lock) and ABS with 4 airbags on the front and the sides.