The Volkswagen Polo GTI is a hot hatch that any auto enthusiast will love to own, but a heavy price tag of 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), has kept it out of the reach of many people. However, a lot of them may rejoice now, as the company has announced a steep price reduction of 6 lakh, bringing the price down to Rs. 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Even at the reduced price, the Polo GTI looks quite costly with regards to the Indian hatchback market. However, only an adrenaline junkie can understand what riding a beast means, and for such junkies, the reduced price makes this car quite a great buy.
The Volkswagen Polo GTI is a 3-door car. The Indian variant is equipped with a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder in-line TSI petrol engine, which produces a maximum power of 189 bhp between 5400 - 6200 rpm and peak torque of 250 Nm between 1250 - 5300 rpm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The hatchback can sprint at the top speed of 233 kmph, and can reach from standstill to 100 kmph in just 7.2 seconds. Despite such an impressive performance, it delivers a mileage of 16.34 kmpl (ARAI-certified).
Design-wise, the Polo GTI is equally impressive. The overall design is premium and sporty at the same time. At the front, there are full-LED headlamps with red inserts and Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). The sportier bumper is accompanied by the signature GTI honeycomb grille. There turn indicators are integrated on the ORVMs. At the back, dual chrome exhaust pipes and LED license plate lamps add to its design. The interiors also have the GTI signature red colour strips and a host of features to add to its premiumness.