Hot hatches have never really appealed to the Indian car market. All of this can be attributed to the high cost of petrol and low fuel efficiency figures these cars are known for. However, the upcoming Polo GTD might just be what the doctors have ordered for us performance junkies. VW India plans to launch the Volkswagen Polo 1.6 GTD Diesel hatchback in Indian car market and hence, tap the market for a high performance but wallet friendly hatchback.
Many of us still have fond memories of the Getz Diesel which was almost a rocket in a straight-line. However, thanks to a less enthusiastic suspension, the car could never really become a cult classic among the boy racers of this country. The VW Polo 1.6 GTD on the other hand, should definitely offer a stonker of an engine mated to a very sporty handling package.
The Volkswagen Polo 1.6 GTD should be launched sometime in the first half of 2013 and would command a premium of over INR 1 lakhs over equally loaded Polo 1.2 TDi variants. We are already drooling. What about you?