Hot hatch lovers have the option to buy a different kind of firecracker this festive season, as the new 2014 Volkswagen Polo GT TDI and TSI have been launched by the German car manufacturer. The new Polo GT TDI gets a 1.5 litre TDI motor this time, instead of the 1.6 litre mill which propelled the outgoing fast hatch. It still makes an identical 105PS of power and 250Nm of torque though. The new Polo GT TSI, with its four-cylinder 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine packs a 105PS punch, which is backed up by 175Nm of torque and it essentially is the same car, except for a few styling updates.
The Polo GT TDI carries an ARAI rated efficiency figure of 19.91 kpl, whereas the Polo GT TSI continues with the 7-speed DSG transmission and returns a figure of 17.21 kpl. Design and styling changes on the new Polo GT twins include a new front grille, new front bumper with integrated fog lamps and cornering lights, new headlamps, new rear bumper with integrated license-plate carrier and reflectors and new alloy wheels. The car’s revamped all-black interiors feature new fabrics for the seat upholstery, aluminium inserts in the pedals and a sportier flat bottom steering wheel. The Polo GT TDI and the TSI have been priced identically at Rs 7.99 lakh, (ex-showroom, Delhi).