Volkswagen About To Launch Polo GTI In India

Volkswagen Polo GTI will take on the recently launched Fiat Abarth Punto in the market.

German auto maker Volkswagen is gearing up to launch the three-door Polo GTI in India around September this year, suggest the emerging reports.

A report of Auto Car India reveals that Volkswagen Polo GTI will be launched in India this year after its premier at the 13th edition of Auto expo 2016 in Greater Noida. With the launch, Volkswagen — which is targeting the uncharted territory of three-door hatchback — will also consider 5-door version for the Indian market after gauging the response from the customers.

However, Volkswagen India have not yet made any announcements about the launch of the much-awaited Volkswagen Polo GTI.


The new Volkswagen Polo GTI will most likely come with a 1.8-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing maximum power output of 188bhp and maximum torque of 320Nm, mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission, going from 0-100 km/hr in 6.7 seconds, reports say.


The new Volkswagen Polo GTI comes in AWD with all new sports suspension and disc brakes. The car also comes with engine drag torque control, vehicle dynamics function XDS+ and electronic differential lock, say reports.


The reports also suggest that the Volkswagen Polo GTI will come via the CKD-route. Although, design-wise, the Polo GTI is similar to the previous model, but there are several major changes with the styling of the car.


The Polo GTI will come with LED headlights, honeycomb mesh grille, red brake calipers, re-designed bumper and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The interior of the upcoming Volkswagen Polo GTI will come with sport seats, new upholstery, re-designed steering wheel and aluminium pedals, say reports.


Volkswagen Polo GTI will take on the recently launched Fiat Abarth Punto in the market.


The upcoming Volkswagen Polo GTI might come with a price between Rs 6 lakh- Rs 10 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)

As for the styling, the Polo GTI flaunts new front and rear bumpers with GTI badge and LED DRLs. There is also a honeycomb-styled radiator grille rear spoiler, tail light clusters in dark red, black grained diffuser and the chrome dual exhaust tailpipes. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels and inside the cabin, the hot hatch gets new steering wheel, instrument cluster and sports seats.

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