The Polo GT

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Hello I am here to give you some more information about the most powerful Polo GT.
There are two variants in polo gt TSI(Petrol) and TDi(Diesel) both are front wheel drive(FWD). Their is not much difference if you just looked the car once because both the normal polo and polo gt looks similar. The major difference is you will find a GT tag in the front grill and in rear, you also get a sporty spoiler on the rear. It is one of the hottest hatch in india Volkswagen launched. The major difference is that GT TSI comes with only Automatic Transmission, there is a manual transmission option in GT TDI.

polo gtIt has a decent black interior compared to dual-tone interior in regular polo. It has a three spoke steering wheel which enhances the driving pleasure and give a sporty touch. You get the USB Bluetooth and the aux and a SD card slot, it has all the steering mounted control which makes easy to change while driving.
polo gtThe mileage impressed me, I thought for so much power it would drink petrol like a cup of tea, but the figures are impressive on paper. The TSI has 17.21 km/L and TDI 19.91 km/L which is really great for the hottest hatch in india. But the mileage mostly depends on the persons driving technique, someone like me will definitely get around 15-16 km/L in TSI (I love petrol cars more than diesel so no comments on TDI).

When it comes to safety it comes with Dual Airbags as standard with ABS(Anti-lock Braking system) and ESP(Electronic Stability Program), (I have explained ABS and ESP in another post). It also has Rear parking sensor and Hill assist.

The power is GT tremendous and is very quick and responsive cause you get the torque at very low 1500rpm.

We are also expecting Polo GTI in india soon which will be 1.8lt engine and 192ps power and priced around 20-22 lakhs.It is going to very rare car cause most people do not buy a hatch for this price in India, only few car enthusiastic will get hands on it.But we have to wait for the car to launch to the people reactions.

Specification

Now talking about performance

Summary

POLO GT GT TSI GT TDI
Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)
Hill-hold control
Dual front airbags, driver and passenger side
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
Dual-beam halogen headlamps in black finish
New front fog lamp design with cornering lamps
Outside mirrors and rear spoiler in Deep Black
Chrome application on air dam
15-inch, ‘Estrada’ alloy wheels (Set of 4)
‘GT’ badge on front grille
New front & rear bumper and new tail lamp design
Sporty flat-bottom steering wheel design with controls for audio, Bluetooth and Voice Command
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome accents and Piano Black finish
Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
Superior ‘Milan’ Titanschwarz fabric upholstery
Aluminium pedal cluster
GT’ doorstep garnish
Ambient lights
Driver-side dead pedal
Piano Black finish on front centre console
Climatronic automatic air-conditioning
CD/MP3 player with USB, Aux-in, SD card input and 4 Speakers
Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones and Voice Command (depending on mobile handset capability)
Monochrome MFD (Multi-Function Display) includes travelling time, distance travelled, digital speed display, average speed, fuel efficiency
Rear parking sensors
ORVM with turn indicators
Glovebox cooling
Outside rear view mirrors, Electrically adjustable & foldable
Cruise control

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions & Weight
Length 3970 mm
Width 1682 mm
Height 1453 mm
Wheelbase 2456 mm
Ground Clearance 168 mm
Kerb Weight 1140 kg

Capacity

Capacity
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 280 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 litres

Engine & Transmission

Engine & Transmission
Displacement 1197 cc
Engine Type 4 Cylinder
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Dual Clutch Yes
Sport Mode Yes
Alternate Fuel Not Applicable
Valve/Cylinder (Configuration) 4, DOHC
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 103 bhp @ 5000 RPM
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 175 Nm @ 1500 RPM
No of gears 7 Gears
Transmission Type Automatic
Cylinders 4, Inline

Suspensions, Brakes & Steering

Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Suspension Front Mcpherson strut with stabilizer bar
Suspension Rear semi-independent trailing arm
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Minimum Turning Radius 4.97 metres

Wheels & Tyres

Wheels & Tyres
Spare Wheel Steel
Front Tyres 185 / 60 R15
Rear Tyres 185 / 60 R15

So the verdict is, if you a car enthusiastic and you love power more you will definitely go for GT.

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