India-made 140 hp VW Polo VRS launched in Indonesia
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.
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.
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]