GTI front section. The exterior features of the GTI include a specific bumper with integrated spoiler lip and fog lights fitted as standard. Meanwhile, the red stripe in the middle of the radiator grille marks it out as a typical GTI. An exclusive feature in the Polo GTI is the optional LED headlights with red winglets; stylistically these are extensions of the red stripe in the radiator grille. Also part of the GTI insignia are, of course, the GTI logo and the classic honeycomb structure of the air intakes in the radiator grille and bumper. The new Polo GTI is also differentiated from the less powerful Polo versions by C-shaped black high-gloss panels in the bottom part of the bumper.
GTI rear section. The most potent new Polo can also be identified by typical GTI characteristics at the rear. Black is a classic stylistic element here; a trait that has carried over from the first Golf GTI of 1976 to the new era. Black was used in places such as the frame of the rear window – a fact known in the late 1970s to every boy between the ages of 8 and 80. Today, the rear of the two-part roof spoiler is finished in black (gloss on top, matt underneath). Other GTI characteristics include a honeycomb structure, also painted black, in the bottom end of the bumper and the chrome dual tailpipes of the exhaust system integrated on the left-hand side. Located in a direct line above the tailpipes is the GTI lettering on the boot lid. Another standard feature of the Polo GTI is its LED tail light clusters that provide for a particularly distinctive light signature at night.
GTI side profile. GTI insignia on the car's flanks include the newly designed 17-inch 'Milton Keynes' alloy wheels with 215/45 tyres. The inner areas of the high-sheen wheels are offset in black. They are colour coordinated on the sides with the Polo GTI's matt black sill extensions. As an option, the GTI can, for the first time, be ordered with exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels (tyres: 215/40). The wheels in 'Brescia' design are also high-sheen; their inner area is also painted in high-gloss black. Regardless of which of the two wheel types is specified, the powerful brake system's red painted brake callipers are always clearly visible through the aluminium spokes. Located on the front wings at the end of the eye-catching three-dimensional tornado line design feature is the red and chrome coloured GTI badge.
GTI colours. There are ordinary car colours, and then there are typical GTI colours. On the Polo GTI, the latter include Pure White, Flash Red and Deep Black Pearl Effect. In addition, the sportiest version of the sixth Polo generation can also be ordered in Limestone Grey Metallic or Reef Blue Metallic.