In an attempt to counteract the newly launched Ford Figo S and Maruti Baleno RS, Volkswagen India has updated its premium hatchback – Polo GT.
Today, Volkswagen India announced the launch of Polo GT TSI and GT TDI with updated features. Called GT TSI Sport and GT TDI Sport, the new Polo GT Sport series gets new features on the outside as well as on the inside.
These new features are glossy black spoiler, glossy black roof foil, 16 inch Portago alloys, GT Sport side foil, GT Sport embossed seat covers. Price of the new Polo GT Sport variants are about INR 20,000 more than the respective GT variants. This means that the Polo GT TSI Sport is priced at INR 9.81 lakh while the Polo GT TDI Sport is priced at INR 9.71 lakh, ex-showroom.
VW Polo GT features list (top-end variant) continues to be offered with the Sport variants. Highlights include electrically foldable wing mirrors, cruise control and cooled glove compartment.
Mechanically, the GT Sport variants will continue to be powered by the same engine options which are also on offer with regular GT versions. These are – 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that pushes out an impressive 105 PS and 175 Nm of torque when mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and 1.5-litre diesel motor generating 110 PS/250 Nm via a 5-speed manual unit.
Announcing the launch of Polo GT Sport, Mr. Thierry Lespiaucq – Managing Director, Volkswagen Groups Sales India said, “Polo GT has been the first choice for buyers who seek strong power delivery and class leading efficiency both perfectly combined in a single carline. The GT badge has always instilled the pride of owing the best, and the Polo GT Sport edition takes it a notch higher further increasing the sport quotient of the vehicle. With this offering, we are providing our consumers with an option to choose a sportier variant of the most loved hatchback the Polo GT.”