Volkswagen Polo GTI New Pricelist:
It seems that Volkswagen Malaysia has raised the price of both the 3-door and 5-door Polo GTI – bad news for fast hatchback enthusiasts and Polo GTI aspirers, but fantastic news for current owners of the Polo GTI, as it would mean an instant increase in resale value.
This is the second time Volkswagen Malaysia’s cars have had a price hike – previously the Passat CC pricelist got an upward revision as well, and when the facelift called the Volkswagen CC was launched, the 2.0 litre turbo engine was replaced with a 1.8 litre turbo. In that case, there was a problem with taxes, and we won’t be surprised the issue that caused this price hike is somehow related.
The 3-door Polo GTI now goes for RM166,888 before OTR and insurance costs, while the 5-door Polo GTI is now priced at RM169,888 before OTR and insurance costs. It was previously priced at RM132,888 and RM135,888 respectively, which means both models have had their price increased by about RM34k.
As far as we can tell, there have been no spec upgrades that come with the price hike – you can compare it yourself by looking at the old pricelist which we have embedded after the jump. The pricelist has some basic specs listed. We can’t help but wonder – now that the Polo GTI’s price has gone up, perhaps there’s more than enough room for a Polo BlueGT to be slotted in between the Polo TSI and the Polo GTI.
For more information on the Polo GTI, read our test drive report from the Polo GTI’s launch at Sepang.