German Automaker Volkswagen is getting set to launch the high performance hot three door version of the Polo hatchback badged as the Polo GTI in September 2016 in the Indian market.The Polo GTI be unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo in February.
Volkswagen Broad has given a green light to the hot hatch after a year of deliberation and the company is believed to be working hard to achieve a competitive price.
The Polo GTI that’s coming to India is the 3 door version and not the standard 5 door version which is a bold move by Volkswagen.
In terms of styling to the exterior the Polo GTI could feature GTI badges on the front honeycomb grille and the boot lid, LED headlights with day time running lights, sporty front bumper with bigger air intake, red brake callipers, dark red tail light clusters, rear roof spoiler, sporty side skirts, and twin exposed tailpipes
The Interior of the Polo GTI too will receive upgrades with red contrast stitching, aluminium pedals, new steering wheel and new Sport seats with part Tartan upholstery.Powering the Polo GTI is a four cylinder, 1.8 litre TSI engine producing a staggering 187 bhp and 320 nm of torque mated to either a 6 speed manual gearbox or a 7 speed DSG automatic transmission.
Being a full import the Polo GTI won’t come cheap and could be available at a price point above Rs. 20 lakhs. Volkswagen is not looking at big numbers, instead the company believes that the Polo GTI will be bought by enthusiasts who will be ready to pay the premium to own one of the fastest and most powerful hatchbacks in the country.
Volkswagen will also gauge customer response during the Delhi Auto Expo where the car will be unveiled.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Polo GTI.