Volkswagen Polo connects with India through car and motorsport
Volkswagen recently launched Polo GT with its TSI petrol engine is seen to offer improved performance as compared to the earlier 1.6 liter Polo. This turbocharged engine is mated to a 7 speed dual clutch auto DSG gearbox seen for the very first time in Indian markets on a hatchback. This super powered engine is turbocharged direct booster and capable of 105 ps power and 174 Nm torque.
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is seen as a keen competitor to the Skoda Fabia 1.6 liter petrol, Tata Indica Vista D90 and Hyundai i20. The vehicle offers a high level of fuel efficiency and it is this feature that the company hopes will attract a fair share of buyers in a market where a fuel efficient petrol engine is held in high regard.
The Polo GT TSI is the answer to every buyer’s plea of maximum power and minimum consumption with powertrain technology that is way ahead of other small cars in the market. The DSG gearbox has three modes – automatic, sport and manual. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 9.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 kmph. As per ARAI’s fuel efficiency figures the Polo GT TSI is capable of 17.2 kmpl. It is available in three color options Candy White, Flash Red and Deep Black.
Taking Polo off the road and onto the race track is the Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2013. Keen enthusiasts have a chance to drive the TSI powered Volkswagen Polo R Cup car on the Buddh International Circuit with a paid drive. 5 laps in a Polo R Cup car (TDI) costs Rs 20,000 and 5 laps on the Polo R Cup car (TSI), costs Rs 40,000. The fee takes care of technical support, race track charges, race car fuel, and driver briefing. This weekend, Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2013 drivers will meet at JayPee Greens for their for their pre-season test. Volkswagen Stuntillation has been introduced to give new stunt drivers a platform to work their magic. The 1st selection stage was held on 27th April, 2013 at the Volkswagen Plant at Chakan, Pune. Registration fee is Rs 5,000 and a safety deposit of Rs 1.5 lakh is to be made which is fully refundable if stunt VW Vento cars are not damaged.Volkswagen Stuntillation winners get to be a part of the Volkswagen factory stunt team.