2016 marks an important year for VW India as the company not only tries leave the dieselgate scar behind but also launch some of their most important cars. Volkswagen Polo GTI is one such car, which is set for launch in India later this year. It was unveiled today at the 13th Auto Expo in Greater Noida.
Volkswagen Polo GTI receives powerful 1.8 liter TSI turbocharged petrol engine offering 190 bhp power and 250 Nm torque mated to a 7 speed DSG unit. The engine allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 6.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 250 kmph. The engine complies with EU 6 emission norms.
Sporty in stance and distinctly displaying the red GTI logo on its body, Volkswagen Polo GTI receives a host of safety features that include ABS, ESP, Hill hold assist and airbags. Driver safety and passenger’s comforts are paid special attention. The new GTI sits on 17” alloys while interiors sport a new steering wheel, instrument cluster and sports seats.
To come in as a CBU, new Volkswagen Polo GTI receives race tuned suspensions along with larger disc brakes. For better handling and driving stability, its suspension is lowered and weight is too reduced. While no pricing details have been announced as on date, the very fact that the Polo GTI is being imported into the country as a CBU will put it in a higher price bracket of about INR 25 lakh.
Stay tuned to Rushlane as we cover the 2016 Auto Expo LIVE.