Earlier this year, Volkswagen India launched the Polo GT 1.2 TSI, the hot hatchback version of the petrol Polo. Now, the same GT treatment has been given to the Polo Diesel, through the GT 1.6 TDI model. The Polo GT 1.6 TDI variant gets a 1.6 liter turbo diesel engine that pumps out 105 Bhp of peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque. These figures make the Polo GT 1.6 TDI the most powerful hatchback in India, apart from the luxury pack.
2013 VW Polo 1.6 GT TDI on official website
Finally, the Polo has gotten enough shove to match its excellent handling. For diesel hatchback enthusiasts, it’s time to rejoice. Since the Volkswagen Polo GT 1.6 TDI outputs some serious power and torque, Volkswagen should have added ESP to the safety features mix. Standard safety features on the car includes twin airbags, Anti-lock braking system and electronic brake distribution.
The Polo GT 1.6 TDI comes with all the features that the GT 1.2 TSI has and this includes the GT badges on the front and the rear. Also, automatic climate control, steering mounted audio and phone controls, 2 DIN stereo player and rear parking sensors are standard on the GT 1.6 TDI car. New seat fabric and GT door sill guards are the two important changes on the GT TDI’s interiors.
While the TSI model features a 7 speed DSG dual clutch gearbox, the 1.6 TDI model gets a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Polo GT 1.6 TDI will be launched very soon and the official prices will be announced at the time of the launch. Bookings for the most powerful Polo variant sold in India has started at Volkswagen India showrooms. So, if you’re interested to buy the most powerful diesel B segment hatchback in India, you can head to your nearest VW showroom and book one. The other sporty diesel hatchback sold in India is the Fiat Grande Punto 90 HP.
VW Polo GT 1.6 TDI launched at price of Rs. 8.08 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).