Volkswagen India has just launched the sporty Polo SR hatchback in India. The sporty Polo SR is priced at INR 6.27 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The Polo SR variant is available only with a petrol engine, which in this case is the anaemic 1.2 Liter naturally aspirated 3 cylinder motor good for 75 Bhp-110 Nm. This engine, which is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox, isn’t exactly known to be a brisk performer. So, the Polo SR is essentially an all show-no go car whose strongest suit happens to be a ARAI certified fuel economy figure of 16.27 Kmpl. We were talking hot hatches here, weren’t we? Well, that’s how hot the Polo SR manages to be.
2013 Volkswagen Polo SR Hatchback Front
Deal downer you may call it, but we’re still hopeful as Volkswagen India has been spotted testing Polo hatchbacks with the 1.2 Liter TSI turbo petrol engine. If Volkswagen does plan to finally launch the 1.2 Liter TSI turbo petrol engine powered Polo SR in India, then we could actually have a hot hatch that matches the show with some go. Talking of go, the 1.2 Liter TSI turbo petrol engine is capable of producing 105 Bhp of peak power and 175 Nm of peak torque, enough plonk and shove to make the sure footed Polo a hoot to drive.
2013 Volkswagen Polo SR Hatchback Rear
Coming to what all you get for your 7 lakh rupees that you’ll need to fork out at Delhi for your Polo SR, here’s a round up:
* Side sksirts
* Rear roof spoiler
* Chrome exhaust
* Front bumper inserts
* Rear bumper inserts
* Chunky looking 15 inch alloy wheels that fill the Polo’s wheel wells very nicely
* Polo SR badging on the hatch door
* Steering wheel mouted audio controls
* Tilt-telescopic adjustable steering
* RCD 320 music system with USB and Bluetooth connect
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