Volkswagen is reportedly getting into some cost cutting mode for their premium hatchback Polo GT TSI which when launched attracted a price tag of Rs 7.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
As per an unconfirmed report on TeamBHP, the Polo TSI has gone through a few feature deductions. Here is a small list of changes:
- The car now gets MRF ZVTVs or JK tyres from the earlier Apollos which were a costlier set.
- The handbrake lever reportedly loses leather wrapping (still mentioned on the brochure) while the fabrics on the door pads too have been removed.
Though not really deal-breakers, but this is not expected out of a premium hatchback. The Polo GT TSI is powered by an in-line four cylinder 1.2 litre TSI mill producing 105 PS of power at 5,000 rpm and 175 Nm of torque in the range of 1,500 to 4,100 rpm. It is mated with a 7 speed DSG transmission and has a rated fuel efficiency of 17.21 kmpl.
This is not the first time when Volkswagen has done something like this in India. Earlier, they removed some features from the Vento and Jetta as well.
There is no word whether Volkswagen has orchestrated a similar or related changes on the Polo GT TDI. We await an official word from Volkswagen on this.