5-door VW Polo GTI spied in Pune

Posted on: May 20, 2016 - 9:09am IST

The 3-door GTI is reported to launch first.

Back on the heels of a 3-door VW Polo GTI testing in Maharashtra yesterday, Indian Cars Bikes has spyshots of a 5-door VW Polo GTI testing on Pune roads. It is to be noted however that VW India first plans on launching the 3-door Polo GTI, which was also showcased at the Auto Expo this year. The market launch is slated for this calendar year.

VW Polo GTI 5-door Pune spied
According to a report, VW India believes that the 3-door GTI will add a touch of sportiness and exclusivity that the 5-door can’t.

Both, 3- and 5-door variants of the Polo GTI are powered by the 1.8-liter four-cylinder TSI engine capable of 189 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Though a 6-speed manual gearbox is available with this engine, the Indian market is poised to get the 7-speed DSG unit, which is actually more efficient than the manual under EU testing conditions.

Where the 6MT Polo GTI is rated at 16.66 km/l and 139 g/km of CO2, the 7DSG Polo GTI is good for 17.85 km/l and 129 g/km of CO2. With the DSG, the VW Polo GTI is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 6.7 seconds and onwards to a top-speed of 236 km/h.

VW Polo GTI 5-door rear Pune spied
The 1.8-liter TSI engine will be paired to a 7-DSG on the Indian model.

Interior highlights on the Polo GTI will include aluminium pedals, ‘Jacara’ upholstery, trims with red contrast stitching, a three-spoke ‘GTI’ flat-bottomed steering wheel and a touchscreen entertainment system with Bluetooth support.

Also read: VW Ameo variant-wise features and brochure revealed

When launched, the VW Polo GTI is expected to cost in the range of INR 17-20 lakhs, ex-Showroom.

VW Polo GTI – Image Gallery

[Source – IndianCarBike]

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