Live – VW Polo GT TSI launched at Rs. 7.99 Lakhs [Gallery Updated]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013 - 12:36pm IST

The VW Polo GT TSI, the hatchback that was eagerly anticipated by the petrolheads, is finally here!

VW Polo GT TSI launch frontVW Polo GT TSI launch rear

The Polo GT TSI takes up the position of the Polo 1.6 variant which was phased out. The advantage of the GT is that, it comes with a 1.2 litre engine that complies with the sub-four metre rule, enabling VW to price it competitively.

The 1.2 litre turbocharged direct injection petrol engine generates a healthy 105 bhp and a diesel-like torque of 175 Nm. The numbers may not be over the roof, but given that the peak torque is available as early as 1,500 rpm, the Polo GT gets to triple digit speed from standstill in a reasonably quick 9.7 seconds.

VW Polo GT TSI launch side leftVW Polo GT TSI launch side

The sprint is further enhanced by a quick shifting 7-Speed DSG gearbox which is the only transmission option. Aided by the extra ratios, the top speed stands at an impressive 190 kmph! Sadly, the hot hatch doesn’t offer paddle shifters. The car promises an ARAI certified fuel economy of 17.2 kmpl. The Polo GT TSI grips the road via 180/60-R15 tires.

The turbocharged hatchback is visually set apart from its regular siblings by GT badges on both the front and rear fascias as well as GT TSI stickers on the C-Pillar.

The seats are upholstered in contrasting grey and black color theme while the gear selector knob and handbrake lever are trimmed in leather. Other noteworthy features are the illuminated door sills and sporty pedals.

The Polo GT TSI is positioned as the top of the line petrol variant and is aimed at driving enthusiasts. Priced at Rs. 7.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), the VW Polo GT TSI emerges as a tempting choice for petrolheads who are on the lookout for an adrenalin pumping set of wheels this side of Rs. 10 lakhs.

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VW Polo GT TSI Press Release

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6 thoughts on “Live – VW Polo GT TSI launched at Rs. 7.99 Lakhs [Gallery Updated]

  1. […] is something well known to us Indians. The cheapest VW with a DSG gearbox happens to be the VW Polo GT TSI launched a few days ago and the technology is available in cars higher up such as the Jetta, Laura, […]

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  2. Himanshu Jain says:

    Unreal pricing but then it was expected. Thumbs up to Volkswagen India to have the guts to offer a petrol hatch packed with such technology in the current market. Hope this ushers in a trend followed by the likes of Fiat.

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  3. chintscar says:

    Kudos to VW for introducing fun to drive car (almost hot hatch but not quite there yet) in boring Indian market.

    But there are lot of horror stories about this gearbox in other international markets.

    Doesn’t it make sense to go for a sedan like New fiesta automatic (style variant). For 1.5 lakhs more, you get :
    – best in class dual clutch automatic
    – better safety features
    – better built
    – relatively more space and boot
    – more horsepower (though may not be as exciting as 1.2 TSI on this polo)
    – more sporty handling/ride
    – EBD

    my 2 cents

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    1. Carguy says:

      If there is one car that deserves to sell more in India, it is the new Ford fiesta. After all it was the best selling sub compact car in the world for the year 2012. And one fiesta gets sold every 2 minutes in Europe. The problem here seems to be that people are not quite aware of the importance of dynamics, ride and handling plus safety when shopping for a new car. Power or features without good dynamics does not make sense.

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      1. chintscar says:

        + Agreed

        Also average brand perception of Ford in India doesn’t help. VW, Skoda, Toyota and Honda, Ford, GM are pitted against each other in same pool in international markets. However, in India, VW and Honda are rated higher than these peers.

        Lets hope Ecosport helps improve their image in India.

  4. Hitin suri says:

    VW can do wonders if they bring same transmission to diesel Polo & Vento with small changes in headlamps by adding LED DRL on headlamps like in Golf . The cars will become aspirational & head turner in crowd . Hope VW India is listening !

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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!