It is time for some prowess show from the German automaker, as Volkswagen is gearing up for launching the Polo GTI. This can be stated as, the Volkswagen Polo GTI has been teased for the first time ahead of its launch. The social media channels of the company displayed the image which read: “Night is here. Night brings power. Are you ready?” After being showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016, it is clear through the images that GTI is right around the corner.
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The Volkswagen Polo GTI is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol unit that churns out 190 hp maximum power while peak torque measures 250 Nm and is paired with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. There is also a manual version which pushes the torque bar further and stands at 320 Nm. To distinguish Volkswagen Polo GTI from the standard Polo, the hot hatch will be offered in a three-door version only. The GTI also features a honeycomb grille with red accents that flows into the headlamps, different set of bumpers, large 18-inch wheels, and a spoiler.
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In the cabin, the Polo GTI will be quite similar to the standard Polo but with flat-bottom steering with paddle shifters and GTI specific upholstery. The other features include climate control and touchscreen audio system. Considering the big power, the pricing will be proportionately high and will be offered only in a single trim level. The pricing is expected to be around INR 20 lakh and the launch is expected to take place in next few weeks. There is no direct competition in the market for the Polo GTI and only Abarth Punto is available for the performance lovers in the country. But, Abarth Punto is light on pockets when compared to the Polo GTI. So stay tuned to CarWhoops for the updates related to Volkswagen Polo GTI and let’s see how this hot hatch will turn the face of automobile industry of India.