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

Nithyanandh K

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!

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.

Check out the VW Polo GT TSI Image gallery

VW Polo GT TSI Press Release

[can't see the press release above? Head over to Issuu]

VW Polo News & Updates

VW Polo, VW Ameo and VW Vento gain new features and a Connect edition

VW Polo, VW Ameo and VW Vento gain new features and a Connect edition

Safest cars in India under INR 10 lakh as rated by Global NCAP

Safest cars in India under INR 10 lakh as rated by Global NCAP

2019 Volkswagen Polo (facelift) - IAB Rendering

2019 Volkswagen Polo (facelift) - IAB Rendering

Upcoming Small Cars in India in 12 Months - New Hyundai Santro to Maruti Baleno Facelift

Upcoming Small Cars in India in 12 Months - New Hyundai Santro to Maruti Baleno Facelift

India-made 140 PS VW Polo VRS on display at GIIAS 2018

India-made 140 PS VW Polo VRS on display at GIIAS 2018

VW Virtus (Polo sedan) Beats Edition launched in Brazil

VW Virtus (Polo sedan) Beats Edition launched in Brazil

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit