This year’s festive season marked the arrival of many new cars in the Indian market and one such car is the GTI. Looking at the growing trend of hot hatches in India, VW wanted to make sure they bring the power-packed hatchback to the Indian soil. And why not, when they were the first ones to set the trend of hot hatches with the Polo GT TSI’s inception. Have a look at the pictures of the GTI Limited edition.
Upfront, the GTI sports full LED headlamps, a revised mesh grille and redesigned bumpers. There’s a red strip in the grille that extends into the headlamp enclosure to add a distinctive touch.
The overall shape is similar to the standard Polo, but has beefed up looks. It is from the sides that one notices the absence of rear doors as VW is offering only the three-door version GTI in India.
The cabin too is similar to the regular Polo with a flat-bottomed steering wheel. However, over the standard VW fare, VW is offering a larger touchscreen infotainment system and ‘Clark’ cloth seat upholstery.
The GTI has an impressive power output of 192bhp and 250Nm. This is belted out by the 1.8-litre four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol mill that comes mated to a seven-speed automatic DSG gearbox.
This set-up helps the car to sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 7.2 seconds. Apart from these quick sprints, the hot hatch’s top speed is rated at 233kmph.
Volkswagen has brought the car to India through the CBU route and priced it at Rs 25.65 lakh ex-showroom, Mumbai. To mark its exclusivity, VW has decided to have a limited run of just 99 cars.