We talk about how hot (or not!) a hatch the 1.6 Polo in India is. China is about to get a much hotter Polo under the name of Polo GTI.
Volkswagen is about to launch the Polo GTI in China which would be powered by a 1.4L turbo petrol mill capable of producing 131hp of power output. In comparison our Indian 1.6L produces 105PS of power output ONLY! The Chinese Polo GTI would be manufactured by Shanghai-Volkswagen.
Interestingly, Volkswagen also sells Polo GTI in Europe which could best be called as a hoot! The European Polo GTI produces an insane 180hp of power output from its 1.4L TSI engine.
And if you thought, power comes at a price, read this!
The Chinese Volkswagen GTI would start at 170,000 yuan which is approximately Rs 15 Lakh in Indian currency!
Volkswagen is also planning a facelift of Polo in India, test mule of which has already been caught a few days back. The 1.6L Polo is also speculated to get an Automatic Transmission. The Indian facelifted Polo is expected around Diwali.