Report – Refreshed VW Polo GT TSI gets a sporty spoiler, deliveries commence

Posted on: Aug 18, 2014 - 10:26am IST

It retains the pre-facelift model’s 105 PS 1.2-litre TSI petrol motor mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox.

The deliveries of the facelifted versions of the Polo GT TSI and Cross Polo have commenced much earlier than expected. At the launch of the regular variants of the Polo facelift in July, the manufacturer had announced that the Polo GT TSI, GT TDI and Cross Polovariants would be available post September only.

2014 VW Polo GT TSI facelift front
The GT badge is shifted to the other side.

The refreshed Polo GT TSI receives the regular version’s revised front fascia which features a new grille, headlamps with static cornering lamps and a restyled bumper with chrome inserts. The GT badge has been relocated to the right side of the grille from the left.

The driver focused hatchback retains the old version’s wheels but gets glossy black ORVM housings. Coming to the rear, the 2014 Polo GT TSI can be identified by a glossy black roof mounted spoiler which was unavailable in the pre-facelifted model.

2014 VW Polo GT TSI facelift rear three quarter
The rear gets reflectors on the bumper and a glossy black spoiler.

Inside, the full black interior with a piano black finish for the centre console and a special seat fabric stay unchanged. The car gets a revised instrument panel and the new flat bottomed three-spoke steering wheel.

The VW Polo GT TSI continues to be powered by the same 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol motor which puts out 105 PS (103.5 bhp) and 175 Nm of torque. A 7-speed DSG automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels. The hot hatchback delivers an ARAI certified mileage of 17.21 km/l.

Check out our first drive review of the VW Polo TDI facelift with the new 1.5L engine

The 2014 VW Polo GT TSI is priced at INR 7.99 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.

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30 thoughts on “Report – Refreshed VW Polo GT TSI gets a sporty spoiler, deliveries commence

  1. Vishesh Elawadhi says:

    Hi! i booked gt tsi 2 week back and expected delivery time is around diwali.
    the car is already out and some of the lucky one have recieve the delivery.
    i have seen the car live in showroom as it was going out for delivery and looks amazing have clicked some pictures but dont know how to share. booked the white one.

  2. ht says:

    The GT TDI review is out on autocar!

  3. George says:

    Booked the new polo gt tsi in red about 3 weeks ago. Just got notified I will receive delivery next week. Anyone else already received theirs yet? Any new interesting features? Mangalore/ Udupi Dealers still clueless as usual lol

    1. Abhishek says:

      hi, i am following up with the dealers and customer care of volkswagen but nobody is able to confirm me the launch date of new polo GT TSI, however one of the dealer is claiming that the vehicle has launched and is available for booking but he was unable to show me any pictures or brocture of new polo GT TSI. The website of the volkswagen also does not have the updated pictures of Polo GT TSI. Does any body here has received the delivery of new polo GT TSI.

      1. George says:

        Yeah seems fishy for sure as they did same thing to me. But apparently certain dealers get allocated a few gt tsi’s depending on “anticipated” demand. I know I would be getting the first one in mangalore area. The launch seems like an internal one and not well publicized due to less demand. However the website will be updated with the new model once more bookings commence so probably by end of the year. That doesn’t mean you will get car that much later but it all depends on your dealer’s relations with the VW HQ. I will post pictures of mine as soon as it arrives this week. Cheers

      2. Abhishek says:

        Agree to you George…waiting to see pics of your new car. Also overdrive have posted a review on new polo GT TSI having black spolier and GT badge on the right side instead of left side

      3. George says:

        Yeah Abhishek looks like the expected occurred. Just got a call from dealer saying delivery will be next week. Can’t say I’m surprised. True it has all that and retains the metal brake pedals and hill hold feature. It also has better gas mileage around 17-18 km/l since it keeps the smaller engine. ALSO it has a few mm extra leg room than the previous GT TSI (just like the new standard polo has more leg room than the previous one). Cheers

      4. Abhishek says:

        True….congrats for new car

      5. venkat says:

        times drive of 09/21 showed the new gt tsi as the photos of this blog

  4. venkat says:

    can any one of you who have received the car check whether the model comes with parking sensors like the new highline polo as in the above photo the sensors seems to be missing.

    1. George says:

      Yes it does come with rear parking sensors.

  5. venkat says:

    Can you guyz let us know more about launch date r share few more photos

    1. Hello Venkat, the vehicle is launched, request you to contact your dealership asap.

      1. venkat says:

        thank you, i have booked for new polo gt tdi and the dealers here say that it is not launched and not in bill. I have booked it 20 days back.

  6. mh says:

    I booked in June, my allocated car is available with dealer and I am taking delivery on 29th Aug.

    1. ht says:

      Did u get ur delivery?

      1. mh says:

        Yes, on 29th Aug.

    2. ht says:

      Did u get ur delivery?

  7. Rohit says:

    2nd week of sept

  8. Subodh Gupta says:

    Hi Nityanandh.

    When can we expect the 1.5 GT TDI? No dealer is able to give any info on the launch.

    1. Anonym says:

      Excatly…No one is aware of launch..I have also booked it one month back but Dealer doesent know when it will be available. Shocking but true.

      1. sugan reddy says:

        Hi have you got t gt tdi delivery yet? T dealer I’m chennai says its not launched yet and am planning to advance book it. Any news ffrom t showroom ?

      2. venkat says:

        which dealer in chennai are u working wit… i have also not got any news i have booked 25 days back in chennai.. may be by october 5-15th u may get delivery… even if the vehicle launches by 20th.. it will take 7 days for transit to chennai… and then RTO approval of new vehicle… and then ur new vehichle registertation with holidays to addup. there are lots of booking done as the delaers have started taking booking promising october delivery for red and white colour, no gurantee on silver colour.

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Nithyanandh K

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!