Volkswagen Polo GTi Launched in India at Rs 25.99 lakh

Volkswagen has finally launched the most awaited Polo GTI in India, surprisingly priced at INR 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The hot hatch is the most powerful Polo in the lineup, using the 1.8 L turbo petrol motor producing 192 PS and 250 Nm of torque. The car uses a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and sprints from 0-100 kmph in just 7.2 seconds. It claims a top speed of 233 kmph. Being lightweight, the Polo GTI sprints much more quicker than other cars with the same engine.

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Volkswagen Polo GTi Launched in India at Rs 25.99 lakh

Polo GTI arrives here via the CBU route and uses the popular 3 door design in the country. It even comes with a limited slip differential and stiffer suspension than all other Polo variants in India. The gear changes can be controlled through the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Other important features include LED headlamps, GTI badge on the front grill, wider track with optional 17 inch wheels and red accents all over its body.

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The car comes loaded with other visual updates like dual chrome exhaust tail pipes, tinted glass with heat insulation and rear body colored spoiler. Polo GTI measures 3976 mm in length, 1682 mm in width and 1452 mm in height. The wheelbase stands at 2468 mm while the kerb weight stands at 1273 kg. It comes with safety features like 6-airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, anti slip regulation, hill hold control, ABS with EBD, electronic stability program and side impact protection system.

Key Specs of VW Polo GTi:

  • Displacement – 1798 cc
  • Maximum Power – 192 PS @ 5400-6200 rpm
  • Maximum Torque – 250 NM @ 1250-5300 rpm
  • Gearbox – Automatic 7-speed DSG
  • Top Speed (KMPH) – 233 KMPH
  • Mileage (Certified) – 16.34 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight – 1273 kg
  • 0-100 KMPH – 7.2 seconds
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 45 litres
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Volkswagen has allotted just 99 Polo GTI examples for India while it feels too much overpriced for the segment it actually falls in the country. Just for a similar example, the Fiat Punto Abarth costs just INR 9.99 lakh and takes just 8.8 seconds for the 0-100 kmph sprint, but unfortunately is not safe enough like this car. Volkswagen claims a 16.34 kmpl of mileage for the Polo GTI, providing the same with 215/45-R16 wheels for enhanced looks and steering control.

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Key Features of VW Polo GTi

Safety Features

  • Electronic stability Control, 6 SRS Airbags
  • ABS, ASR, EDL, EDTC, Disc Brakes (Red Callipers)
  • Electronic differential lock XDS, ISOFIX
  • Park distance control, Seat belt reminder
  • Rear window wiper with intermittent control
  • Front fog lamps and cornering light, Rear fog lamp

Infotainment System

  • 2-DIN Music System, 6 speakers, Phonebook sync
  • Mobile phone interface, SMS viewer
  • Aux-In, USB, Bluetooth connectivity

Comfort Features

  • Hill start assist, Cooled glove box
  • 60:40 foldable rear seats, Automatic headlight
  • Exterior mirrors power-adjustable and heated
  • Start/stop system with generative braking
  • Windshield wiper in front with intermittent control
  • Cruise control, Air conditioning system Climatronic
  • Multi-function display/trip computer, Central locking
  • Steering wheel, tilt and telescopic adjustable
  • Two remote control folding keys

Know More About VW Polo GTi here:

http://autos.maxabout.com/cars/volkswagen/polo/polo-gti?c=3

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