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Polo GT TDI: Most powerful diesel car in its segment

September 18, 2013 12:36 IST

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The festival season is not so far now and the market, which was earlier frozen, is being brought back to life with back-to-back rollouts from majors.

The ice of the slowdown market is being broken with the refreshing products, new variants and models, which the auto majors are bringing in to tap into the fun and frolic of Diwali.

Latest to join the bandwagon is the Volkswagen Polo GT TDI diesel variant, which is going to sit along with the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI petrol version launched in the Indian market in the month of April.

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The sales spurting season is very critical for the automajors and Volkswagen Polo facelift version will make it to the market somewhere around May 2014.

So, to attract buyers, the company has added 1.6L diesel motor in the variant line-up and launched the Volkswagen Polo GT TDI hatch.

Volkswagen Polo reviews suggest that the hatchback, otherwise known as a marvel of the brand with loads of positivity and unmatched looks, has always been zapped for its engines.

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The Polo hatch was rolled out with 3 cylinder oil burner in the year 2010, which no doubt, offered superb fuel efficiency but when it came to performance, the engine showed drag.

Its counterpart, seen under the bonnet of the petrol variants, was no fun either. The 1.6L diesel engine comes forward after the 1.2L TSI engine as an answer to all the criticism which has been hounding the Polo small car.

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The 1.6L 4 cylinder diesel engine is extremely frugal and saves chunks of money in the sky rocketing fuel price scenario of the Indian economy.

Indian auto market is driven by the fuel economy figures and the new Polo GT TDI fits the bill, well.

The Volkswagen Polo GT talks of better technology and the story begins well under the sharply cut bonnet of the new hatch.

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The 1.6L mill is not a new engine; this heart is also found in the Volkswagen Vento sedan.

Apparently, the Volkswagen Polo GT TDI specifications reveal that it will be the fifth Volkswagen model to have the 1.6L heart after Vento, standard Polo, Cross Polo and the sibling Polo GT TSI.

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This four-cylinder oil burner engine is good to produce 104bhp and 250Nm of torque. Power is sent out to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gear box and ARAI fuel efficiency has been pegged at 19.7kmpl.

The changes in the looks in the Volkswagen Polo GT TDI variant are minimalistic. The hatch has come out with styling cues akin to the petrol version introduced in April 2013 as the focus was the engine and not to bring feature changes.

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The interiors and exteriors are similar to the the VW GT TDI and the changes include the blacked out head lamps, special 16-inch Estrada alloy wheels and GT TDI badging at back exterior.

When it comes to interiors, the Volkswagen Polo GT TDI features the all new dual tone fabric upholstery, chrome pedals and accents, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, rear parking sensors leather wrapped steering (with reach and rake adjustment), gear knob and handbrake lever.

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Polo GT TDI is also titivated with two-din music system easily operated with steering mounted audio controls and the 2Din music player comes with Bluetooth, USB, AUX and SD card compatibility.

The safety feature package includes ESP, front and rear fog lamps, ABS, dual airbags, central locking, all four disc brakes and engine immobilizer with floating code.

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The 1.6L Polo GT TDI bookings have already begun and the company is taking a sum of Rs 50,000 from the perspective buyers as the booking amount.

The deliveries will soon start as the hatch has already been sent across to showrooms for display.

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Volkswagen Polo GT TDI along with the TSI variant will amplify the competition in the high end market; the competition is already strong with potent players like Tata Indica Vista and Fiat Punto Sports.

Diesel powered hatch market has grown ever since the hike in fuel prices of petrol and Polo GT TDI can earn moolahs for the company before the Volkswagen Polo facelift version is introduced in the market.

Volkswagen Polo GT TDI along with the TSI variant will amplify the competition in the high end market; the competition is already strong with potent players like Tata Indica Vista and Fiat Punto Sports.

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The makeover again, will be on the technical part and the Polo hatchback will see an all-new 1.5L motor, which is essentially a downsized version of the Vento’s EA189 1.6 TDI motor.

The 1.5 TDI engine generates twin power options - 89bhp and104bhp and will replace the 1.2L , 3 cylinder diesel and the 1.6 TDI respectively.

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