VOLKSWAGEN is launching a special-edition model Polo GTI Edition 25 to mark a quarter century of the hot hatch.
The limited edition of the current 207ps Polo GTI features sports suspension, electronic differential lock, a comprehensive range of standard equipment and some special design highlights.
The Polo GTI Edition 25 will be available to order in Germany from the start of June, priced at â¬35,205. Exact specification and price for the UK market are yet to be confirmed.
The special anniversary model Polo GTI Edition 25, is limited to 2,500 units.
"Volkswagen has a rich heritage and the Polo is one of our most iconic vehicles," said Imelda Labbe, Volkswagen brand board of management for sales, marketing and aftersales. "GTI fans are very important to us and our anniversary model is a way of marking this milestone together with them: celebrating 25 years of power, performance, sportiness, and fun driving in the Polo class."
The two-litre TSI engine propels the front-wheel drive Polo GTI Edition 25 from 0 to 62mph in 6.5 seconds and the sports suspension lowers the body by 15mm.
The car has VW's classic GTI look, with red brake calipers and trim strips, a honeycomb design on the radiator grille and chrome-plated tailpipes and also comes with 18-inch gloss black alloys and a black roof and black exterior mirrors.
The interior is equipped as standard with premium sport seats in perforated black-red leather finished off with stitched GTI logos, and glossy black decorative trim with red GTI lettering.
Owners will be reminded that their vehicle is one of a limited number by the "One of 2500" logo on the sill panel trim.
The first Polo GTIwas launched in 1998 and these days is regarded as a collector's item.