Volkswagen Polo GT TSI Launched
Volkswagen has launched a performance variant of its popular Polo hatchback called the Polo GT TSI. However the steep price of Rs. 7.99 Lakh may turn customers away from what is an otherwise excellent small car.
At its heart is a potent 1.2-litre turbocharged, direct injected TSI engine which produces an impressive 103 bhp and 175 Nm of torque. The power is sent to the front wheels through a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. However there are no paddle shifters behind the wheel and no manual transmission on offer. Volkswagen claims that the Polo GT TSI can go from 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 190 km/h. The ARAI fuel efficiency figure of the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI has been rated at 17.2 kmpl.
The Polo GT TSI is on offer in the Highline Trim only and can be distinguished externally by the alloy wheels and prominently placed GT badging. It comes with more kit than the lesser 1.2 Highline variants such as a climate-control system and a double DIN music system with USB, AUX and SD card input. Front and rear fog lamps, electric ORVMs and a tilt and telescopic adjustable multifunction steering wheel are standard as is Bluetooth connectivity. It comes with parking sensors to help you park in tight parking slots. The seats are wrapped in new ‘Milan’ fabric and the pedals have an aluminium finish to round off the relatively plush interior. Safety equipment includes front airbags, ABS, ESP and pinch guard safety for all 4 power windows.
The Polo GT TSI will be available in three colours namely, Candy White, Flash Red and Deep Black. To conclude, the Polo GT TSI packs in a very impressive powertrain, giving it performance miles ahead of its competitors. However a Rs. 2 Lakh premium over the slower top-of-the-line Polo may lead potential buyers to think twice, and consider other options.