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VW launches India's most powerful hatch for Rs 7.99 lakh

Last updated on: May 6, 2013 20:53 IST

VW launches India's most powerful hatch for Rs 7.99 lakh

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Pritika Jain


The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI, launched for Rs 799,000, on 29th April 2013 happens to be the most powerful hatchback of the country. This model with its Powertrain technology is much ahead of other small cars in the market.

The customers unsatisfied with the underpowered Polo 1.2 and defunct Polo 1.6 would be totally enthusiastic about the new Polo TSI.

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It is a replacement for the discontinued Polo 1.6, which experienced poor sales and disappointed customers.

The new Polo TSI offers improved performance, with a smaller yet more efficient engine.

We believe TSI is making their best effort to do justice to the repute they have earned so far. It is pretty clear that they are optimistic about sale figures that this model is going to strike.

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The Polo GT TSI model is going to render higher mileage that the previous models were lacking, taking into account, their previous launches. This car is sure to provide all the adrenaline that car enthusiasts crave for while driving.

Engine Capacity

The new Polo GT TSI model features a four cylinder 1.2 litre TSI engine, similar to that of 1.4L TSI. The offer becomes meatier as Volkswagen engineers have paired their engine with speed DSG gearbox in the new Polo TSI.

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Well, the engine does not disappoint when it comes to the extra power section, as the 1,197 cc engine features direct injection and is turbocharged.

The motive is to reduce emissions, boost mileage along with improving the overall performance of the hot new Polo TSI. The power delivery is meant to be linear, being all loaded below the 5,000-rpm mark.

Interior and Looks

The very stylish new VW Polo TSI, stays low with decent interiors yet looking very hot on the outside. The classic Polo look gives the interior a makeover, reflecting the car's sportiness.

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The seats in black and grey fabric combination are comfortable and supportive, while the gearshift knob along with the handbrake lever and steering wheel are leather-wrapped.

The foot pedals, too, get an aluminium finish. VW Polo has always had issues with the legroom space; this newbie has chiselled up the front seats, although that still does not give you sufficient legroom.

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The climate control and music system will not let you down. The plastic quality of the interior is impressive. It also comes with the standard Bluetooth connectivity option.

Apart from the plush interiors being appealing, you do get the basic safety equipment - Airbags, ESP, ABS along with pinch guard safety for all the windows.

Performance

The suspension of the new Polo tuned a bias towards promising a comfortable ride on the Indian city road.

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Although we were ensured that GT TSI was tweaked for improved ride dynamics, the suspension tend to stiffen at high speeds and so does the power steering.

The Polo TSI runs on 185/60 R15 tyres. We are convinced that these choices would have been made to ensure that the car offers more mileage.

The tyre and engine noises are contained until accelerating at high speed. In addition, the cabin is well insulated.

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The Polo TSI is certainly faster than the 1.6 Polo, as it can sprint from 1-100 kmph in 9.7 seconds and onto its highest speed of 190 kmph.

The Driving modes offered by the DSG boxes are - D, S and manual. The suspension does compliment the performance. In short, the car is definitely good on rough patches and packs a fair substance to blow your mind.

The only disappointment being the pricing, top-trip level which classifies it to petrol-loyal customers and not completely affordable.

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The diesel crazy nation still consists of customers looking for pure performance; this car is going to please them as it is a fuel-efficient car.

Colours available and Price

The new VW Polo GT TSI comes in three different colours right now - the Candy White, Deep Black and Flash Red respectively.

The car has been launched at Rs 799,000. This car is definitely expensive, taking into consideration, the facilities being provided.

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Pros

The new Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is undoubtedly appealing, and as compared to its siblings, this car might improve the present market position.

High-speed performance, great interiors and the usual colours to choose from should be enough for ensuring higher sale figures.

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Cons

Among most of the smaller cars, this one has the potential to attract the aspiring buyers, if only the price was a little less.

The high speed rustling noises of the tyre and engine might not be avoidable for the fast rider. Although the improvements are commendable, the price tag once again might discourage the buyer.

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