This car has two faces, explain Volkswagen, before they hand us the key to the new Polo GTI. We see one of the faces at first glance: a sporty and elegant car, well-conditioned, and in our case vibrant red, nonetheless with an altogether agreeably demure appearance. As for the second face, this is supposed to appear, we learn, when we push a button labelled “Sport” on the navigation display.
OK, we get the idea. We quickly locate the Sport button.
Our aim is to spend a whole day trying out how these two GTI personalities get along with each other – and us with them – under everyday conditions and on all types of roads.