Volkswagen Polo GT TDI and TSI: Official Technical Specifications and details

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Volkswagen first introduced its B-Segment hatchback, the Polo, in India back in 2009. The typical European styling caught everyone’s attention and the hatchback instantly found a fan following for itself in the country. The introduction the new 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine took the game several notches higher. But the manufacturer had no plans to stop there. Hence, it announced the introduction of the performance oriented GT series into the Indian car market. The GT series will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines which are re-tuned to produce more horses under the hood.

Volkswagen would be officially launching the GT series tomorrow and we would be covering the launch event live to get all the updates for you. But for now, we got our hands on the official technical specifications and the list of features that these new variants would receive and here is how it looks like.

Technical Specifications:

Variant Polo GT TSI Polo GT TDI
Engine and Transmission
Versions 1.2 TSI Engine 1.5 TDI Engine
Engine Type 4-Cylinder In-line 4-Cylinder In-line
Displacement (cc) 1197 1498
Bore x Stroke (mm) 71.0 x 75.6 77 x 80.5
Fuel Efficiency (km/l)* 17.21 19.91
Transmission 7-Speed DSG 5-Speed MT
Gear Ratios
1st 3.76 3.78
2nd 2.37 2.12
3rd 1.58 1.36
4th 1.11 0.97
5th 1.14 0.73
6th 0.98
7th 0.78
Max Power PS (kW) @ rpm 105 (77) @ 5000 105 (77) @ 4400
Max Torque (Nm) @ rpm 175 @ 1500-4100 250 @1500-2500
Type Electronic Power Steering
Turning Radius 4.97
Front Disc
Rear Drum
Kerb Weight (kg) 1109 1148
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg) 1580 1620
Exterior Dimensions
Length (mm) 3971 3971
Width (mm) 1682 1682
Height (mm) 1469 1469
Wheelbase (mm) 2469 2469
Front/Rear track (mm) 1460/1456 1460/1456
Minimum Ground Clearance (mm) 165 165
Tyres and Wheels 185/60 R15 (Alloys) 185/60 R15 (Alloys)
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 45 45

* Test result of Rule 115 of CMVR

At the heart of the petrol variant is an 1197cc 4-cylinder engine that puts outs 105 PS of power and 175Nm of torque. The diesel unit, on the other hand, is a 1498cc 4-pot engine that also produces 105 PS of power but a healthier 250Nm of torque. The petrol variant gets a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox while the diesel receives a 5-speed manual transmission.

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In terms of looks, there is hardly any difference between the standard Polo and the GT series. The GT series receives a ‘GT’ badge on the front bumper and onto the threshold. It also gets a redesigned 5-spoke 15-inch 15-inch ‘Estrada’ alloy wheels are made from one-piece cast aluminium and are light in weight. The ORVM get an all black housings.

On the inside, the new Polo GT TSI and TDI get dual tone seats with height adjustments for the driver. The upholstery is made of ‘Milan’ Titanschwarz fabric which gives the new Polo GT a premium feel.

Here is the list of features that the two new variants will receive:

Variants GT TSI GT TDI
Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) Yes No
Hill-hold Control Yes No
Dual front airbags, driver and passenger side Yes Yes
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) Yes Yes
Dual-beam halogen headlamps in black finish Yes Yes
New front fog lamp design with cornering lamps Yes Yes
Outside mirrors and rear spoiler in Deep Black Yes Yes
Chrome application on air dam Yes Yes
15-inch, ‘Estrada’ alloy wheels (Set of 4) Yes Yes
‘GT’ badge on front grille Yes Yes
New front and rear bumper and new tail lamp design Yes Yes
Sporty flat-bottom steering wheel design with controls for audio, Bluetooth and Voice Command Yes Yes
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome accents and Piano Black Finish Yes Yes
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob and handbrake lever handle Yes Yes
Superior ‘Milan’ Titanschwarz fabric upholstery Yes Yes
Aluminium pedal cluster Yes Yes
‘GT’ doorstep garnish Yes Yes
Ambient lights Yes Yes
Driver-side dead pedal Yes Yes
Piano Black finish on front centre console Yes Yes
‘Climatronic’ automatic air-conditioning Yes Yes
CD/MP3 player with USB, Aux-in, SD card input and 4 Speakers Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones and Voice command (depending on mobile handset capacity) Yes Yes
Monochrome MFD (Multi-Function Display) includes travelling time, distance travelled, digital speed display, average speed, fuel efficiency Yes Yes
Rear parking sensors Yes Yes

Volkswagen will officially launch the new Polo GT TSI and TDI tomorrow and we would be covering the event live to get you more details and prices. So don’t forget to tune into Motoroids for the updates.

Till then, do share your thoughts on these technical specifications and features released by Volkswagen.

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