Much anticipated Volkswagen Polo GT TDI launched at Rs. 8.08 lakh

Saturday 14 September 2013, 12:31 PM by

Volkswagen, Europe's largest car maker, today announced the launch of its highly anticipated Polo GT TDI in the Indian automotive market. Notably, after the success of Polo GT TSI, customers were expecting the launch of a diesel variant and company has complied to it just in time. The distinctive drift towards diesel variants is for want of improved fuel efficiency and performance.

Arvind Saxena, the Managing Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd, commenting on the eventual launch of Polo GT TDI. "We are committed to bringing in the latest and the most efficient vehicle technologies to the Indian market. The New Polo GT TDI has been created to cater to the requirements of discerning customers, who want the best possible mix of strong power delivery, outstanding driving dynamics and class-leading fuel efficiency," he was quoted as saying.

Much anticipated Volkswagen Polo GT TDI launched at Rs. 8.08 lakh |
Much anticipated Volkswagen Polo GT TDI launched at Rs. 8.08 lakh

Volkswagen Polo GT TDI happens to be a premium hatchback that derives its power from a revolutionary 1598 cc, 1.6-litre TDI engine, mated with efficient 5-speed manual gearbox. As per the statistics revealed by the auto major, the engine is able to give an output of 103 bhp at 4400 rpm and torque of 250 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm. The power and torque are one of the best in the segment and as such, this hatchback will provide enhanced on-road performance.

Exteriors are marked by Halogen headlights with black finish, 'GT' Chrome front grille, 6Jx15 'Estrada' alloy wheels and body coloured outside door handles, mirrors and bumpers. Overall speaking, the front fascia has a distinctive look that is sure to impress the price sensitive Indian buyers. Interiors are also well pace-up with dynamically changing preferences of customers. Scratch resistant plastic has been used inside the cabin for an extended life duration. Furthermore, interiors have been embellished with chrome surrounds. Other features that will grab customers' attention are storage compartment in front doors including cup holders for 1.5 litre bottle, 'GT' doorstep garnish, superior 'Milan' Titanschwarz fabric upholstery, aluminium pedal cluster, leather wrapped steering wheel, gearshift knob and handbrake lever handle. Industry experts are of a view that all these high-spec features that have been endowed on the hatchback go along well to spice-up a rich look.

Polo GT TDI comprehensively covers the safety and security aspects to ensure a safe city and highway drive. The hatchback comes with ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) and Dual front airbags, driver and co-passenger side to improve braking and safeguard passenger life. Both rear and front have been given fog lamps for improved driveability under non-conducive driving conditions. Other safety features are pinch guard safety for all four power windows and electronic engine immobiliser with floating code.

For maximizing travel comfort, the hatchback comes with a 'Climatronic' automatic air conditioning system with dust and pollen filter and comfortable seats. The height of driver's seat can be easily adjusted as per need while tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel is another great add on. Entertainment and connectivity options have been taken care of by a two-din music system with USB, AUX-IN, SD Card Slot and 4 speakers. Bluetooth connectivity for connecting mobile phone also comes as a big advantage for customers.

The hatchback offers some other key features like electrically adjustable outside rear view mirror to assist driver, front and rear power windows with one-touch up & down, rear defogger and rear windshield wash and wiper. Rear parking sensors have also been provided for easy parking and sensing of rear obstacles. Overall, Volkswagen Polo GT TDI offers a class-leading power and performance while driving. Besides, the hatchback offers an ARAI certified 19.78 kmpl of fuel efficiency. This all-new hatchback model is reasonably priced at Rs. 8.08 lakh. (ex showroom, Delhi). According to industry experts, a safe, efficient and comfortable drive combined with an attractive price tag will help Polo GT TDI to get a good response in the Indian auto market.

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