The new Volkswagen Polo GTI is the most powerful and fastest hot hatch in the country.
New Volkswagen Polo GTI comes with a new 1.8-litre TSI engine producing 189bhp against 250Nm of torque.
Recently, the new taxation system ‘GST’ has brought so much joy to automobile buyers in the country. Now, here’s interesting news for the Volkswagen Polo GTI enthusiasts. Volkswagen dealers are offering a discount of around Rs 5.19 lakh on the new Volkswagen Polo GTI. The news has been confirmed from VW Downtown Mumbai showrooms. Aiming to clear their stock, the dealers are offering the performance hatchback at Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom) only. The Volkswagen Polo GTI was launched in January 2015 at Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Post GST, the hatch is available at Rs 25.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India).
In India, the Volkswagen Polo GTI is being imported via CBU (completely built-up unit) route. One must note that only 99 units of the VW Polo GTI were allotted for the Indian market that too only on select VW dealerships. As a reminder, the Volkswagen Polo GTI had its India debut at Auto Expo in February. Photo Gallery – 2018 Volkswagen Polo Exterior & Interior Details
While the Polo is already available with GT TSI and GT TDI options, the 3-door VW Polo GTI is Volkswagen’s first 3-door performance-oriented model in the country. Powered by a 189bhp, 1.8-litre TSI engine, the Volkswagen Polo GTI is the most powerful car in its league. This new motor is 11.8bhp more powerful and 70Nm torqueier than the 1.4-litre TSI petrol unit. The performance hatch can attain a top speed of 236kmph, thus making it fastest hot hatch in the country. Read: Volkswagen Ameo – All You Need to Know
First launched in January 2015, the VW Polo GTI came with a price tag of Rs 25.99 (ex-showroom, Delhi). After GST, the price of the hatchback fell to Rs 25.18 (ex-showroom). But, certain dealerships are now offering the car at a discounted price of Rs 19.99 lakh.
|Power||189.3bhp @ 4,200rpm – 6,200rpm|
|Torque||250Nm @ 1,450rpm – 4,200rpm|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||6.7 seconds|
|Transmission||7-speed DSG Automatic|
Powering the VW Polo GTI is a new 1.8-litre TSI engine churning out a top power of 189bhp between 4,200rpm – 6,200rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1,450rpm – 4,200rpm. This motor is 11.8bhp more powerful and 70Nm torqueier than the standard 1.4-litre TSI engine. Paired with a 7-speed DSG gearbox, it returns a fuel efficiency of around 8.85kml. This hot hatch can achieve 100kmph from stand still in 6.7 second. The VW Polo GTI offers a top speed of 236kmph, thus making it fastest hot hatch in the country. Video Review – Volkswagen Tiguan SUV
|New Volkswagen Polo GTI||Around 8.85kmp|
Despite being a powerful machine, the new Polo GTI is quite decent in terms of fuel efficiency. The hatchback can deliver a mileage around 8.85kmpl.
In the hot-hatch segment, the new Volkswagen Polo GTI faces challenge from cars like Fiat Abarth Punto and BMW Mini.
The performance-oriented Polo GTI looks a lot more appealing and sportier than the standard model. Upfront, the car features a new honeycomb grille and front air intake, GTI badges, sportier front and rear bumpers, red radiator grille strips, LED daytime running lights with automatic range adjustment, static cornering function for fog lamps and headlight washers. The car rides on 16-inch alloy wheels fitted with ‘Salvador’ R16 tyres. Other design highlights include roof spoilers, a black grained diffuser, dark red tail light clusters and chrome dual exhaust pipes. The front and rear ground clearance of the Polo GTI has been lowered by 10mm and 15mm respectively. Read About – VW T-ROC SUV | VW Virtus
The interior of this hot-hatch is as sporty and premium as its exterior. Features like leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel, aluminum pedals, contrast red stitching, ‘Jacara’ seat upholstery, stainless steel door sill protectors with ‘GTI’ logo and ‘Black’ gloss interior trim details and black rooflining add more to its sporty appeal. There are decorative inserts on the centre console and dashboard. The car also offers a select suspension system with two adjustment settings – Comfort and Sport.
– Sportier bumpers
– New honeycomb grille
– GTI badges
– GTI roof spoilers
– Red radiator grille strips
– 17-inch alloy wheels
– Black grained diffuser
– Dark red tail light clusters
– Chrome dual exhaust pipes
– Sports suspension