India-made 140 hp VW Polo VRS launched in Indonesia

Dhruv Saxena

Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.

PT Garuda Mataram Motor, Volkswagen's official distributor in Indonesia, has launched the VW Polo VRS at the ongoing Indonesian International Motor Show (IIMS) 2018. The highlight of this new variant of the Polo is its 140 hp power output.

140 hp Volkswagen Polo VRS at IIMS 2018
The VW Polo's 1.2 L TSI petrol unit has been retuned to produce 140 hp.

The Polo VRS is based on the fifth generation Volkswagen Polo and is imported from VW India's factory. It is powered by Volkswagen's 1.2 L TSI turbocharged petrol engine. However, the power output has been upped to 140 hp from 105 hp. Torque has gone up to 230 Nm from 145 Nm. The transmission is the stock 7-speed DSG.

Visually, the car gets a black front spoiler, a black roof mounted rear spoiler, black alloy wheels, and black ORVMs. There are decals running along the sides that read 'VRS'. There are black side skirts and rear bumper extensions present as well. The cabin doesn't seem have any major changes. The Polo VRS does get a different 340 G RCD audio system with SD Card slot and  USB and iPod support along with smartphone connectivity. The other addition is a an armrest for the driver.

Volkswagen Polo VRS at IIMS 2018
The VW Polo VRS gets visual enhancements in the form of bumper extensions, side skirts, and decals along with black alloy wheels and rear spoiler.

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The VW Polo VRS is priced at IDR 308 million (INR 14,69,160), which IDR 30 million more than the standard Polo 1.2 TSI (INR 1,43,100).

VW Polo VRS at IIMS 2018 - Image Gallery

[source - AutonetMagz]

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