It has suddenly emerged that the Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI hot hatch might be launched in India next month. The Polo 1.2 TSI will take the mantle from the now defunct Polo 1.6 petrol and will become the most powerful variant in India spec Polo line up.
The Polo 1.2 TSI might also become the first hatchback in India to be powered by a turbocharged petrol engine. With a turbocharged 1.2 litres petrol engine, the Polo 1.2 TSI offers a max power of 104 Bhp and a peak torque figure of 175 Nm. The max torque figure is available at just 1,500 rpm. If the numbers are anything to go by, the Polo 1.2 TSI should have really exciting acceleration figures and might become the most fun to drive hatchback on sale in the country.
The Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI is being expected to come with a revised suspension and could offer even better handling characteristics than the current Polo variants. The car would also get visual upgrades in form of a rear spoiler and bumper skirts. On the inside, the car is most likely to come with an all black theme for the interiors.
The Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI might become a rival to the upcoming Punto Abarth hatchback. The Abarth Punto is being expected to be powered by a re-tuned version of the Lina T-Jet’s 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine. The car might have a power figure in the vicinity of 180 Bhp and a peak torque output of stupendous 270 Nm.
News Source- Hormazd Sorabjee on Twitter,