Review Is the VW Polo GT TSI the hot hatchback of India? — Volkswagen Polo hatchback I

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Review – Is the VW Polo GT TSI the new hot hatchback of

Skipping to the conclusion, the VW Polo GT TSI is the new hot of India.

[Except for the badges, no drama on the bodywork to hint at the under the bonnet]

Unlike two-boxes that sport a kit or stickers and claim to be sporty or the GT TSI doesn’t have any drama on the work to suggest its aggressive But a short test drive of tech-laden compact car is all it takes to you away.

[Badges are placed at places on the car such the grille and the

What has this variant to its segment?

The GT TSI is not just about Features such as ESP (a first for a in the B segment), direct injection, and a dual clutch seven automatic transmission are those you fit from an after-market store. features cannot be experienced or unless the manufacturer wishes to them. And we laud Volkswagen for such equipment to India and starting a trend.

The ‘VOLKSWAGEN’ badge has been and in place, the engine type and the name are lettered.

Is Volkswagen out of launching a petrol car at a time diesel rules?

The TSI petrol is not a volume spinner of the lot. the price difference between and diesel is at its lowest point for the two years today. As diesel are gradually increasing, the balance has slightly back in favor of cars. Another reason why opt for diesel engines is that engines are not fun to drive as they a few years ago. The excise awarded to small cars has engines displace under and almost every one of them is out for the best fuel economy.

pedals, black applique the central console and the contrasting are the immediately noticeable changes.

What is the Polo GT TSI powered by?

The GT TSI is by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged injected petrol engine. It a maximum power of 105PS @ rpm and 170Nm of torque between rpm. The ARAI fuel rating is 17.2kmpl.

[Special plate (left) and cloth-trimmed arm rests (right) have included on the GT TSI]

The 1.2-liter TSI replaces the 1.6-liter unit VW India retrieved from the last year due to low sales. To use engine’s numbers as a reference, it peak outputs of 103.5bhp @ and 153Nm @ 3,750rpm. The 1.2-liter in produces a higher power at lower revs and a higher torque is available from RPM. Higher power and are therefore easily accessible less noise and fuel

[Foot on brake reminder and ESP switch (right) are new to the Polo]

How does the GT TSI feel to drive?

The experience is unlike any offered in the small car segment. At 1,700 the turbocharger kicks in and the car accelerates an aircraft about to take off a runway! You experience G-Forces you normally don’t associate to a of this size.

[Direct and dual clutch automatic finally cascade into the B with the launch of the Polo

The 7-speed dual clutch transmission that gets points reprogrammed to Indian conditions, can be left to function on its own or to operate manually using to and fro movements of the gear selector.

on the front seat backs help in generating extra leg room. However this is not a seat car by any measure.

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Additionally, a Sport mode which the engine rev a bit higher in each and blips the throttle on downshifting, it is eager to perform each the driver brakes. To get the best efficiency out of this engine, its to leave the gearbox to go about its job

In our short stint behind the with heavy footed we managed to get 10.5 kpl.

The weighs up well and provides feedback at high speeds. The is firm and body roll is contained. The 180/60 R15 tires and the systems are retained from the Polo variants.

What I about the Polo GT TSI —

The of driving a turbocharged petrol and experiencing the sudden burst of when the turbo spools.

The of driving an automatic car. If you in the mood to put pedal to the metal, you the gearbox into “D” mode for a experience.

The build quality of a car – the quality of the plastics, the fit and finish is leading on the exterior and interior. touch points such as the wheel, hand brake and the are trimmed in leather to feel

The introduction of ESP, a life safety feature, into the B may prompt proactive car companies as Hyundai to introduce it on their The electronic nanny corrects the of the car the moment it senses instability. it with the ESP on is neigh impossible.

The interior bodes well the spirited mechanical package.

For its the GT TSI is a proper ‘fast car’. At speeds grippy tires and brakes on all four wheels make a significant difference to the experience. Bigger brakes and would also drive up the of the car, which is a primary for their omission.

The GT TSI is a driver’s car and about the lack of rear room for a well built is absurd. However this is and cars are occupied by more just a driver and his mate. VW improve the rear seat and boot volume when the skips to the next generation so all variants in the car’s lineup from added practicality.

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