Volkswagen India has today launched the latest version of the hot hatch in the form of the Polo GT with a 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine at a price of Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Polo 1.2 TSI called as the Polo GT has come as a replacement for the phased out top-of-the-line Polo 1.6-litre variant. The Polo GT TSI takes the place of the 1.6 variant and comes with ESP, ABS, hill-hold function and twin airbags as part of the safety dragnet.
VW’s first attempt at cracking the powerful petrol hatch segment in India with the Polo 1.6 didn’t go according to plan, but the carmaker wants to have another go at this segment with this turbocharged Polo. The new launched Polo 1.2 TSI GT has a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine under the hood generates maximum power of 105 Bhp along with peak torque of 175 NM which is similar to outgoing 1.6-litre petrol engine variant of the premium hatchback.
With the impressive 105bhp power output, the Polo GT proves it to be the most powerful hatchback available in the country today. Also, its the first petrol hatchback in India to receive turbo charging and direct injection besides coming in with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gear box. The company also claims that the TSI will do 0-100kmph in 9.7 seconds and will have a top speed of 190kmph. Yet delivering a mileage of 17.2 Kmpl (ARAI certified).
Visual details that set it apart from its lesser powered siblings include a GT badge on the grille and GT TSI stickers at the back and sides. Inside the cabin, you get seats in a black and grey contrast with red stitching. The steering wheel, gear selector lever and handbrake are all wrapped in leather.
All features and specs of the new GT TSI variant prove it a class leader in terms of technology and performance. It will direct challenge the Toyota Etios Liva TRD Sportivo, high-end variants of Fiat Grande Punto, Skoda Fabia Scout and upcoming Maruti Swift Sport.
The booking amount for the Polo GT is Rs 50,000. The car is available in three paint shades – red, white and black.
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