Yesterday, we informed you about the teaser images of the Polo GTI and the automaker did not wait any further and have launched the hot hatch today at a price tag of INR 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and INR 25.65 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The Polo GTI has been launched as a limited edition and only 99 units will be offered for sale. Further, the company might improve this number looking at the demand from the customers. Under the hood, the Polo GTI is equipped with a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder TSI engine, mated to a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission.
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The maximum power is rated at 192 PS while the peak torque measures 250 Nm. One can clock 0-100 kmph mark in flat 7.2 seconds and this hot hatch can reach a top speed of 233 kmph. As the Volkswagen Polo GTI is a limited edition model, the brand has designed a unique test drive experience, which is restricted to limited petrol heads in the country. The details of the test are given at the Volkswagen India site. Even the booking of Polo GTI will be done through only selected showrooms in India.
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With the introduction of Polo GTI, the German automaker is looking to establish its image as a producer of premium performance cars that are competent enough to give anyone an adequate adrenaline rush. The cabin of this hot hatch carries an all-black theme which hints towards the massive power it beholds within. It is also equipped with features like 6-airbags, ABS, Hill-hold and ESP. The LED headlamps with red inserts, dual chrome exhaust pipes, and GTI Signature Red Coloured Stripes & Stitching are the differentiating elements from the standard Polo.
Let’s see if the Polo GTI can boost the performance cars segment in India or the Indian buyers will continue to focus on premium luxury cars with this sort of budget.