GTI insignia characterise the inside as well. A highlight of every GTI is its customised interior. The new Polo GTI is no exception. Black, red, grey and chrome dominate visually here. Everything that is not upgraded with red, grey or chrome is always finished in black (trim colour: Titan Black). Therefore, the roof pillars and roofliner are also black. Red contrast stitching is another typical GTI characteristic in the interior. It is found around the standard leather multifunction sports steering wheel, the gear shift lever trim, the floor mats and the outer seat surfaces. The sport seats, which are suitable for practically any driver stature, feature the legendary 'Clark' plaid pattern on their inner surfaces (red, dark grey and light grey stripes and black squares). Black leather upholstery is available as an option. Numerous chrome details also upgrade the interior (including the steering wheel, gear knob, instrument surrounds, air vent tabs, climate controls, pedals and many buttons). Also exclusively coordinated for the GTI are the decorative trim elements of the dash panel, centre console and door trims. The dash panel can be ordered in Deep Iron Gloss or Velvet Red; the instruments in the upper dash area are always finished in black.
GTI instruments and Active Info Display. For the first time for the Polo and thus for the new GTI, Volkswagen is offering the option of digital instruments. The Polo is the first GTI to have the latest generation Active Info Display on board. The most powerful Polo gets exclusive GTI graphics with a red-white-black design named 'Sport'. Meanwhile, the infotainment systems with their 6.5- or 8.0-inch displays feature a unique GTI welcome screen. Instruments and the infotainment system are arranged on a single visual axis in the new Polo GTI, which makes them optimally visible and easy to operate. Digital interfaces for smartphones make it easier to bring the phones' apps and various online services on board. Not only can smartphones be charged by plugging them in, but as an option they may be charged wirelessly (inductively). The instruments and infotainment systems in detail:
Active Info Display. Volkswagen interface designers have systematically further developed the Active Info Display (10.25-inch screen) and have elevated its high-quality graphics (133 dpi / resolution 1,280 x 480 pixels) and functional range to new levels. As a result, the display provides better graphic performance, greater pixel density, added brightness and contrast, more intensive colours and fewer conventional warning lights. Using a 'View button' on the multifunction steering wheel, the Polo GTI driver can now also switch between three basic layouts, easily and quickly. 1. A view with two instrument dials for engine revs and vehicle speed. 2. Digital view without dials. 3. Digital view without dials with supplemental information. Supplemental information can be configured via the infotainment system. Volkswagen has also adapted the graphics and colour scheme of the Active Info Display to the new Polo GTI – which favours black, white and red and graphics.
Three infotainment systems. A new, digital and interactive cockpit environment has been created via the interplay of the Active Info Display and the infotainment system. Volkswagen is introducing the latest generation of infotainment systems in the Polo GTI with display sizes ranging from 6.5 to 8.0 inches. Specifically, these are the Composition Colour (6.5-inch
radio-infotainment system) that comes as standard in the Polo GTI, Composition Media (8.0-inch radio-infotainment with CD player) and Discover Media (8.0-inch radio-navigation infotainment with CD player). The new Polo GTI brings connectivity to the driver and passengers more innovatively and more easily than ever before. In the Polo, they are 'always on', which is to say they are online whenever they wish. Available for this purpose are the Car-Net applications App-Connect (in addition to MirrorLinkÒ / Android, it also integrates Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ / Google into the infotainment systems), Media Control and 'Guide & Inform' (providing a wide variety of online services).