29 April 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Powerful yet efficient – Volkswagen India launches Polo GT TSI

2013 Volkswagen Polo GT TSI (India)

Today, as rumoured last week, Volkswagen India launched the most powerful Polo yet in the country, the GT TSI. Combining the 1.2-litre 77Kw (104bhp) TSI engine widely available in Europe with a seven-speed DSG gearbox, the Polo GT TSI offers ‘maximum power and minimum consumption’, and is priced at Rs 7.99 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi. Mechanically the same as the UK’s Polo SEL with the same engine, the Polo GT TSI develops 175Nm (129lb ft) of torque between 1500-4100rpm.

Although looking little different to the standard car on which it’s based, the Polo GT TSI’s visual nuances are there if you look hard enough. ‘Estrada’ 15-inch alloy wheels with 185/60 R15 tyres, black headlamps, a chrome ‘GT’ grille badge, and ‘GT TSI’ kickplates hint at the car’s sporty nature. Inside, there’s ‘Milan’ upholstery, a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, aluminium pedals, ‘Climatronic’ automatic air-conditioning, and RCD 320 music system with USB/SD/Bluetooth/Aux-in and four speakers. Exterior colours are limited to three: Candy White, Flash Red, and Deep Black.

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