Volkswagen India has started accepting bookings for the Polo GTI, albeit in a new name. Christened as Volkswagen GTI, the car can be yours for Rs 25.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Now the price may seem a bummer but the product in question is very exciting too!
Powering the Volkswagen GTI is a 1.8-litre four cylinder TSI mill churning out 191.7 PS of maximum power in the range of 5,400 to 6,200 rpm. The torque output stands at 250 Nm, peaking in the range of 1,250 to 5,300 rpm. Transmission duties are overseen by a 7 speed DSG unit. A standstill to 100 kmph sprint is claimed to be completed in 7.2 second. The top speed is an exciting 233 kmph!
Getting your hands on the 40 year old GTI brand legacy will not exactly be easy. Units allotted for the Indian market consist of 99 cars! Here’s what Mr Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said on the occasion:
“The GTI is one of its kind in the performance hatch segment and is designed for the petrol heads who are well versed with the GTI philosophy. It seamlessly blends power with comfort that guarantees performance and an adrenaline packed driving experience. The one who drives a GTI need not to explain anything. He simply drives a statement. Volkswagen GTI remains the icon for all sporty cars and we are extremely proud to bring this phenomenon to India.”
The three-door Volkswagen GTI does not compromise on safety. It gets a pack of 6 airbags, ABS, Hill hold and ESP!