Volkswagen Ramps Up Indian Hot Hatch War with New Polo GTI

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Volkswagen is showcasing the 3-door Polo GTI hot hatch at the 2016 Auto Expo. The Polo GTI is the first 3-door car in the segment.

vw polo gti at auto expo

Engine & Gearbox Specifications

  • Engine Type - Tubrocharged 4-cylinder petrol
  • Engine Capacity - 1.8-litres
  • Power - 189bhp
  • Torque - 250Nm
  • 0–100km/h - 6.7 seconds
  • Top Speed - 250km/h

The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch DSG transmission which sends the power to the front wheels.

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The GTI on display is a 3-door variant and it looks a lot sharper than the normal Polo. The front of the Polo GTI looks a lot more angular than the normal car.

The front grille is smaller and has a red line running across it. The headlights slightly different as well.

The wheel arches are flared up and the rear bumper also looks more angular. There are also two tailpipes sticking out of the rear as well as a small spoiler. The tail lamps also feature different graphics as well.

Availability and Rivals

The Polo GTI is expected to launch in India in September 2016 just in time for the Dusshera-Diwali festival period. Curretly the VW Polo GTI has no direct rivals that can give it a run for its money.

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