The all-new Volkswagen Polo GTI Mk6 has been unveiled, featuring brand new looks inside and out, fresh platform and engine, plus a host of advanced technologies. As usual, it forms the flagship model of the all-new Polo Mk6 range but with one big change – it’s five-door only now, as the three-door body style has been dropped altogether.

While the new Ford Fiesta ST has gone down the downsized engine route with a 1.5 litre turbo three-pot, the Polo GTI Mk6 does the complete opposite. Out goes the 192 PS 1.8 litre turbocharged motor, replaced by a new 2.0 litre TSI engine with 200 PS. European markets get a choice between a six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch DSG. No power figures have been revealed just yet.

Sitting on a shortened MQB modular platform, the latest Polo GTI sports a brand new look, with a more sporty silhouette thanks to lower and longer body proportions. It’s now longer, wider and lower than the outgoing model, with its wheelbase getting a significant 94 mm increase. For the first time, the Polo GTI gets an optional Sport Select active dampers.

It gets the usual line of GTI add-ons, including a unique front bumper design with honeycomb elements, a red stripe that extends from the grille into the LED headlights, large rear spoiler and dual tail piles. Larger wheels (up to 18-inches now) with red brake calipers and plenty of GTI badging complete the exterior makeover.

Inside, it gets iconic Clark tartan eats, a sports steering wheel with red contrast stitching, black rooflining and a GTI gear knob. A second-generation Active Info Display, Front Assist area monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Active Cruise Control are also available, among others.

Whether it will be any good to drive remains to be seen. For now, what do you think of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI Mk6?